THE YOGIC FOOD – A HEALTHY OUTSIDE STARTS FROM THE INSIDE

As a yoga teacher, practice yoga almost every day. It plays a major role in the way you feel and has, BUT What a yoga teacher eats:-         

 

It doesn’t matter how much you train if you have poor eating habits, you’ll never achieve optimal fitness. Train your body to crave healthy diet.

it’s not just about calories but also very much about nutrient density, and everything you need to know.

 

Yoga is a great form of exercise that can calm both the body and mind”.

 

OR

 

“IT’S NOT A DIET…IT’S-A LIFESTYLE CHANGE”

 

Do you practice yoga regularly? And if you are aware of what food you should be taking before and after performing yoga? Think, what you eat prior plays a major role in determining your health!

 

There are a few important things that you should keep in mind if you cannot really avoid eating before and after practising yoga postures.

The human body requires a few hours to digest food properly. The duration of digestion depends on the types of foods and beverages you consume.

 

What should not eat before yoga?

It is not advisable to have a heavy meal shortly before you going for yoga sessions. ……..to control your diet and avoid junk food.

avoid foods that contain excess sugar in any form of greasy or fried food.

hard and boiled eggs.

garlicky food

smoothies.

You need to take quite some time before you get into yoga classes.

 

What to eat before yoga??

Before you do yoga, you should eat a few hours.. in certain situations it may not be possible. Even then, try to eat at least an hour before practising the poses.

Try to consume only light food that can be digested quickly and that does not take effect on your metabolism. Try to eat in fewer quantities before practising yoga. i.e is

 

1.Avacodos

2.Bananas

3.Fruit smoothies

4.Apples

5.Yoghurt

6.Raisins

  1. Almonds:

8.Dried Fruit And Nut Bar

  1. Berries
  2. Oatmeal

what to eat after yoga??

After practising and completing yoga, it is quite natural that you will be rather hungry. you need to take the right kind of diet. Do not throw away the advantages obtained from yoga by weighted nutrients as a sandwich or burger!!!!!

1.water

2.Fresh vegetable salad

3.whole-grain toast with scrambled egg whites

4.Green tea

5.Toast with banana and almond butter

6.Tuna

7.Homemade vegetable soup

8.Fresh juice

Fruit plus protein

Nuts

Sports bars

Grains

 

It is also important to stay hydrated during yoga, so drinking 8 to 16 glasses of water about an hour before class is a must.

 

HOW AND WHAT DOES A YOGA TEACHER EAT?

 

What a teacher eats in a day of yoga:-

MORNING: breakfast

always follows a strict morning routine. 

the best food choices are the ones which really “nourish” your body, that is protein, complex carbs, fibre, healthy fats, vitamins & minerals, antioxidants, etc.   

COFFEE:

Drink coffee but never first thing in the morning– it has to do with balancing your cortisol levels. 

 

10 AM SNACK:

The oats usually keep healthy, apple slices with almond butter, a banana or a handful of mixed nuts. 

 

LUNCH:

the main rule when it comes to lunch that should be at least half-filled with vegetables and greens is the following:

It’s simple and if veggies take most of the space:1. salad

1) get your daily fibre intake easily

2) there isn’t much space left for overdoing carbs or other foods.

 

AFTERNOON SNACK:

smoothies

 

DINNER:

Dinner follows some rules :

On a hot summer night, might have an exotic cucumber salad.

In winter vegetable soups and stews, sweet potato, pumpkin, lentils, and mostly warm food. 

 

Finally, Some KEY RULES FOLLOWED BY A YOGA INSTRUCTOR:

Tend to follow some few rules strictly:

 

Never skip breakfast

No coffee first thing in the morning

2-3L of water (+ green tea/infusion) per day

Never eat if not hungry

Fill at least half of my plate with veggies

Choose healthy fats and carbs

Favour vegetarian options whenever possible

And most importantly – relax, sit down and make time to eat my meals mindfully!

 

These simple tips can go a long way in helping you receive the best benefits of a yoga session. The above guide serves as a simple yet effective diet plan for all of you who wish to regularly practice yoga.

 

“HEALTHY REQUIRES WEALTHY FOOD”.

THE YOGIC FOOD – A HEALTHY OUTSIDE STARTS FROM THE INSIDE
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