The Yoga Cookbook - Vegetarian Food for Body and Mind

The Yoga Cookbook - Vegetarian Food for Body and Mind

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Author: Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres
Publisher: New Age Books
Year: 2002
Language: English
Pages: 159
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8178220482


This cookbook is concerned with the basic tenets of a proper yogic diet, traditionally a lacto-vegetarian one, consisting of grains, pulses, fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and dairy products. Attractive and simple to use, The Yoga Cookbook is the classic guide to a healthy, healing diet.

The physical body is seen as an instrument, or vehicle, for the soul on its journey towards perfection. Just like other vehicles, this body/car has specific requirements which must be fulfilled for it to function smoothly and supply the optimum mileage/.

These requirements are the five yogic principles: proper exercise; proper breathing; proper relaxation; proper diet; and positive thinking and meditation.

As well as being simple, natural and wholesome, this diet takes into account the subtle effect that food has on the mind and the prana.

In yogic philosophy, the mind is formed from the subtlest portion or essence of food. If the food taken in is pure, the mind has the proper building materials for the development of a strong and subtle intellect and a good memory.

The teachings of Yoga advocate a vegetarian diet with special emphasis on foods that bring peace to body, mind and spirit. The Yoga cookbook makes this health giving yogic diet available to everyone.

The easy-to-follow recipes use pure, wholesome foods that increase vitality, energy, health and joy. The book offers advice on the basic ingredients and suggests ways of food combining – what to eat together, and what to keep apart.

1.The first international illustrated book on yogic cooking

2.Food from all over the world for every time of day

3.Wheat-free recipes and guidance for vegans

4.Recipes developed by the Sivananda yoga Vedanata Centres

5.Illustrated throughout with specially commissioned photographs



Yogic Start to the Day

Soup Samskaras

Glorious Grains

Protein Prana

Vegetable Virya

Sattvic Sweets

Finishing Touches

Yogic Feasts

April in Paris

Picnic in the Sun

South-Indian Bandhara

Middle Eastern Feast

Winter Festival


Glossary and Further Reading