Yoga and Vegetarianism: The Diet of Enlightenment [NOOK Book]

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Drawing upon her studies of Vedic traditions, Sharron Gannon explores how the physical and spiritual practice of Yoga is historically and structurally tied to a vegetarian lifestyle. Integral to one another, both Yoga and Vegetarianism form a framework for physical and spiritual attunement, and when practiced as a whole provide engender an incomparably healthy lifestyle.

Samadhi is the aim of the Yoga practice. It is a Sanskrit word meaning ...
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Drawing upon her studies of Vedic traditions, Sharron Gannon explores how the physical and spiritual practice of Yoga is historically and structurally tied to a vegetarian lifestyle. Integral to one another, both Yoga and Vegetarianism form a framework for physical and spiritual attunement, and when practiced as a whole provide engender an incomparably healthy lifestyle.

Samadhi is the aim of the Yoga practice. It is a Sanskrit word meaning 'same as the highest'. It is the identification of the individual with the Absolute supreme consciousness which is truth, knowledge and unending bliss.

The first step in Patanjali's system of Yoga is Ahimsa, which means the practice of non-harming and nonviolence. This is the reason vegetarianism is a main tenet of Yoga. You simply cannot eat another being without harming them first. The practices of Yoga are meant to be practices, meaning you work toward the attainment of perfection, knowing that perfection may never come.

Yoga has been called the perfection of action. All actions originate as thoughts, so a perfect action must come from a perfect thought. What is a perfect thought? A perfect thought is one that is free of selfish desire, anger and hate. We return to Ahimsa as the means to perfect action. See yourself in others, all others, and then go beyond seeing. BE yourself in others until there are no others, until there is only Love, only One.

The single most important part of your yoga practice is the strict adherence to a vegetarian diet, a diet free of needless cruelty, harm and injustice. Ahimsa is not an optional part of the program, it is the first step.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781601090645
  • Publisher: Insight Editions LLC
  • Publication date: 11/18/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 486,016
  • File size: 629 KB

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Sharon Gannon

In 1984 Yogini Sharon Gannon and David Life created the Jivamukti Yoga Method, which is a path to enlightenment through compassion for all beings, emphasizing vinyasa, scriptural study, devotion, prayer, music, meditation as well as animal rights, veganism, and environmentalism. Sharon has studied yoga since 1976, under the tutelage of various gurus such as Shri Brahmananda Saraswati, Swami Nirmalananda, and Shri K. Pattabhi Jois. Sharon brings a rare blend of scholarly study, artistic pursuits and a highly disciplined asana and meditation practice to her offerings as a teacher. Sharon is a renowned teacher around the globe and since 1993 she has presented annually at various national and international conferences hosted by The Omega Institute, Yoga Journal, Asian Conferences and others. As an animal-rights activist she argues for ethical veganism and animal-rights awareness. Previously, she was nominated for the "Gutsiest Woman of the Year 1999" by Jane Magazine, and In 2003 she lived up to the name appearing on a video screen in Times Square behind the New Years Ball to advocate Yoga and Vegetarianism.

Sharon has co-authored two books on Yoga with David Life, Jivamukti Yoga, Practices for Liberating Body & Soul and The Art of Yoga. She is the author of Cats and Dogs are People Too. She contributes the Focus of the Month, a monthly essay, and is the compiler and translator of the Jivamukti Chant Book. She has contributed essays and short stories to Semiotext(e).
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  • Posted November 2, 2009

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    Wonderful!!!!

    This is a wonderful book for yogis and non-yogis alike, who want to explore vegetarianism or who need a little inspiration on their veggie journey. Sharon Gannon gives wonderful tips for interacting with omnivores and others who may question our choices. She chooses compassion in every aspect! Life affirming and inspiring!!!

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