Dear Yoga Students,
Here’s something you have to experience to believe:
“The right foods can increase your flexibility immediately!”
Sounds crazy, right? Well, it’s true. This is not science or
theory; it’s a real-life, student-tested fact. If you eat a
water-dense, plant-based diet with lots of superfoods,
you’ll notice flexibility gains within three days.
Don’t take my word for it—just try it!
Below is a shortlist of my favorite Superfoods. Buy them
fresh or low-temperature dried, and purchase organic
Dark green vegetables are some of the most mineral-dense
foods on the planet, and waterborne greens or sprouted
greens are even better (waterborne greens usually have
2-10 times more minerals)
Spirulina, chlorella, barley grass juice extract, wheat grass,
kale, parsley, all seaweeds and sea vegetables, chard, and
PREHISTORIC GRAINS & SEEDS
Today, the most nutrient-dense foods are what I call the
prehistoric plants; the ugly, brown-colored, intimidating dry
good you see in plastic bins at the health food stores.
These are commercial crops, but nutritionally-speaking, they
more-closely resemble their ancestors. They take a little extra
work to prepare (cooking or sprouting), but it’s well worth it.
Millet, quinoa, amaranth, wild rice, bulgur, sesame seeds,
sprouted seeds of clover, broccoli, mung beans, and radish.
Most people get their fat from inferior, animal-based foods like
milk, ghee, cheese, butter, and meat. In animals’ bodies (and yours),
built up toxins like pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics, and pollutants
are most-often deposited in fat cells.
To make things worse, animal fat also contains the notorious LDL
(bad) cholesterol that can lead to damaged arteries and heart disease.
No wonder fat has such a bad reputation!
Foolishly, many people today try to avoid all fats when really,
they should be avoiding animal fats. Plant fats are not only good
for you—they are essential for health and wellness and MUST be
eaten on a regular basis. Good fat give you sustained energy, heals
your body, and balances hormones.
Raw almonds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, flax
seeds, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, brazil nuts, cashews, macadamia
nuts, avocado, coconut, durian, and cold-pressed oils (olive, coconut,
hemp, flax, and sesame seed are all great).
Yoga students put heavy demands on their body, often neglecting
to replenish their system with nutrient-dense, natural foods that
will keep them healthy and strong.
Food for thought…
YOGABODY Naturals LLC
p.s. On pages 10-23 of the YOGABODY Handbook, I go into a lot
more detail about what and when to eat for health and flexibility.
Have a look: http://www.yogabodynaturals.com
Yoga stretching flexibility exercises
Headstand Variations – Free Yoga Video
Dear Yoga Students,