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YOGA Secrets: Whole Foods & Flexibility

Dear Yoga Students,
Yoga & Greens
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 whenever possible.

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 spinach.

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…

Keep Practicing,


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.

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  1. Ravi wrote
    at 11:44 pm - 15th December 2008 Permalink

    Dear Lucas, your yoga tips is amazing. My flexibility which was 0% have improved significantly. Do you conduct any program in india. Your capsules are they available in india. please let me know.
    Thanks and regards

  2. Lori wrote
    at 12:44 am - 26th December 2008 Permalink

    how many minutes/hour[s] should one wait after eating before doing yoga? Thanks

  3. Satbir wrote
    at 2:22 pm - 30th December 2008 Permalink

    To Lori:

    Some great Yôga books say that 4-5 hours, and others say minimum 2-3 hours. If your last food was light and small, i think it can be like 1:30 hrs if you’re in a hurry or something, but it won’t be as plesant as Fasting Yôga. Any way, there are many other Yôga techniques than asanas or bhandas that you can practice whitout thinking in your full stomach, some kriyas, pranayamas, meditation, yama and niyama, relaxation, etc, is not that unplessant like the most physical technics. Fasting Yôga has no comparison, but any way, doing Yôga in any body state is better than not doing it.

    Hope i can be helpful, wish you the best, greetings from Chile!

    Satbir Singh

  4. Dee Allen wrote
    at 9:51 am - 16th May 2009 Permalink

    Have you or anyone out there heard of the superfood “Salba”? I noticed it is not mention here, and I hear it is a great product.

  5. Maria wrote
    at 12:06 am - 8th August 2010 Permalink

    Thanks for the tips. I’m going to hunt organic green veggies later in the market. It firmly believe that foods shouldn’t be underestimated because it can make us live healthy or let us die with malnutrition ( laugh ). It sound silly but its the tough truth. So we better resort to superfoods, especially when we aim for endurance and flexibility.

  6. Carlos wrote
    at 8:52 am - 12th August 2010 Permalink

    Practitioners of yoga can easily achieve body flexibility if he/she is doing constant practice and a good diet. A good diet includes eating of the dark green vegetable. This article proves it well.

  7. Peter Ramirez wrote
    at 8:40 am - 11th November 2010 Permalink

    I’ll try this and will leave a comment for the result!

  • From on 31 Aug 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Sonhando com Ele…

    Kriya Yoga – Aquela agonia de imagens e cenas, enquanto eu tentava inutilmente concentrar e colocar a serpente negra para dormir, para que a serpente alada acordasse.