If you live in a big city, you probably sit and eat in front of a laptop and feel chronic fatigue mixed with anxiety. Well, you’re far from alone! The majority of modern people live their lives in stress and hurry, which makes it hardly possible for them to take care of their mental and physical health. Modern people are likely to skip meals for the sake of another business meeting or yet another once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. They’re likely to sleep less than 8 hours a day and ignore the importance of having a quality rest. Given this, it comes as no surprise that plenty of people today are forced to deal with chronic disease and accept the low quality of life.
The good news is that it is possible to change that for better. No matter how busy and dependent on technologies, people can feel and look better by making some lifestyle changes related to their diet and physical activity. Surprisingly or not, but both of the two are related to yoga. It turns out that not only can yoga improve one’s physical shape, mental health, and creative thinking, but it can also change people’s food choices for better. It is a well-documented fact that those people who are seriously into yoga tend to eat healthier. Their daily meal plans contain lots of fruits and vegetables, quality proteins, nuts and seeds, as well as honey and herb teas. At the same time, a typical diet of yogi is free from chemicals, artificial flavors, meats, and stimulants. No wonder yogis tend to look that healthy and relaxed and energized all at once.
If you feel burned out and tired more often than not, chances are good your body wants you to change your lifestyle. Practicing yoga and changing your food habits in accordance with yoga philosophy might boost your energy levels and make you feel the healthiest version of yourself rather fast. So if you feel ready for such an important change in your life, make sure to arm yourself with knowledge first. Take a look at the beautiful infographic below to find out all the ins and outs of eating like a yogi — or, get some healthful foods to fuel your yoga retreat in Sri Lanka or Indonesia!
Article and infographic developed by Ashley Smith