Why eat a Vegetarian Diet? Sivananda Ashram, Neuville-aux-Bois, France
A few reasons … <ul><li>Health </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental </li></ul><ul><li>Ethical </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual </li>...
A Vegetarian yogic diet – the why? <ul><li>Natural </li></ul><ul><li>Efficient </li></ul><ul><li>Sattvic </li></ul><ul><li...
A Vegetarian yogic diet = natural <ul><li>« all food is originally produced by the vegetable kingdom, which absorbs and st...
A Vegetarian yogic diet = efficient <ul><li>External efficiency </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An acre of cereal 5X more protein th...
A Vegetarian yogic diet = sattvic <ul><li>Bhagavad Gita  – three types of food </li></ul><ul><li>sattvic food (pure -> cal...
A Vegetarian yogic diet = ahimsa <ul><li>Non-violence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>« As we do not have the power to restore life,...
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    1. 1. Why eat a Vegetarian Diet? Sivananda Ashram, Neuville-aux-Bois, France
    2. 2. A few reasons … <ul><li>Health </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental </li></ul><ul><li>Ethical </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual </li></ul>
    3. 3. A Vegetarian yogic diet – the why? <ul><li>Natural </li></ul><ul><li>Efficient </li></ul><ul><li>Sattvic </li></ul><ul><li>Ahimsa </li></ul>
    4. 4. A Vegetarian yogic diet = natural <ul><li>« all food is originally produced by the vegetable kingdom, which absorbs and stores the sun’s energy » Complete illustrated book of yoga </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Goodness received directly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More vitamins & minerals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fewer toxins & less disease </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. A Vegetarian yogic diet = efficient <ul><li>External efficiency </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An acre of cereal 5X more protein than an acre for raising animals for meat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Beans & pulses 10 x </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leafy vegetables 15 x ( source: New Book of Yoga) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Internal efficiency </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Within the body </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. A Vegetarian yogic diet = sattvic <ul><li>Bhagavad Gita – three types of food </li></ul><ul><li>sattvic food (pure -> calm, nourishing) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Milk, butter, fresh fruits & vegetables, grains etc </li></ul></ul><ul><li>rajasic food (stimulating -> restless) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spices, tea/coffee, fish, eggs, frozen, chocolate </li></ul></ul><ul><li>tamasic food (rotten/excess ->inertia) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meat, alcohol, onions, garlic, vinegar </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. A Vegetarian yogic diet = ahimsa <ul><li>Non-violence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>« As we do not have the power to restore life, we certainly do not have the right to kill » Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Respect & gratitude for all living creatures </li></ul><ul><li>Eating consciously </li></ul>
    8. 8. Q & A
    9. 9. Thank you – Merci! <ul><li>Thank you for your attention! </li></ul><ul><li>Je vous remercie pour votre attention! </li></ul>

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