Yoga & Vegetarianism...

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    Mar 05, 2008 11:31 PM GMT
    Hey, so I am a vegetarian who is in the process of moving to veganism. I was surprised when I picked up a yoga magazine and it had an article on "how to eat like a yogi". The article recommended chicken and fish in their diet. Now, I HAVE NOTHING AGAINST EATING MEAT IF THAT IS YOUR THING. However, I would think an article what talked about "eating like a yogi" would state that yogis are vegetarian or vegan as part of their lifestyle.

    Just curious what you guys think?

    -Den
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    Mar 05, 2008 11:33 PM GMT
    BTW...I believe the article was in Yoga Journal. Not 100% sure.
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    Mar 05, 2008 11:48 PM GMT
    I haven't read this magazine, or know much about Yoga and Yogi, but what little I did gleam from Google and Wikipedia did not lead me to believe that either term is reserved exclusively for vegetarians.

    Regardless, since their primary interest is selling magazines, and with the majority of the population being meat eaters, I'm guessing they are going to occasionally publish articles which cater to that market.
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    Mar 06, 2008 4:03 AM GMT
    The people of India are not exclusively vegan. In fact, Ammachi (the "hugging saint") grew up in a poor coastal fishing village, and because she is diabetic, she eats fish to keep her carb intake down.
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    Mar 06, 2008 4:35 AM GMT
    In the end the choice is yours. If yogis be vegans, vegetarians or paula-deaneans.

    It's hard not to get confused by the media at large. When struggles to reach everyman, but speak for only a few at a time. Sometimes I think they publishers are schizo bi-polar, no offense to any who may be. It's any wonder they manage to stay in touch at all.

    But anyways, despite what the magazine says the color of the sky is, how wet water should feel; you should use your own sense to be objective and determine what works for you. Besides, who's your number one?
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    Mar 06, 2008 12:52 PM GMT
    I am with nwphx1972, there is nothing about yoga that dictates vegetarianism.

    paradoxThe people of India are not exclusively vegan. In fact, Ammachi (the "hugging saint") grew up in a poor coastal fishing village, and because she is diabetic, she eats fish to keep her carb intake down.


    You could even take that a step further and say that most people in India are not vegan. They do have a very large vegetarian population, but certainly are no where near exclusive. That said I am not exactly sure what this had to do with AlphaDen since he was asking about yogis not the population of India.

    I think the perception of yogis being veggie probably comes from its roots in Hinduism which promotes vegetarianism.