Yogic diet is formula described in the ancient Siddha texts developed to help yogis get their daily nutrients and kayakalpa effects in a sattvic way. The combined effect of long term kayakalpa, proper source of energy and nutrition ensured a smooth yogic practice, whether it is pranayama or meditation. This recipe used to be the staple diet of beginners who had to forsake regular food habits to take control of their body, mind and spirit in a sattvic way. Sattva is defined as the quality of purity and goodness. Sattvic food is that which is pure, clean and wholesome. This sattvic diet gives the sadhak/ practitioner long life, strength, energy, courage and self-determination, enabling them to go beyond the gross physical requirements of a proper mix of proteins, carbohydrates and fats etc. The mixture of herbs and divine food materials gives the subtle nourishment that is quint essential for vitality and consciousness building.
Food has been looked upon as a carrier of life force energy because it carries prana. Food can be judged by the quality of prana it carries and has been the basis of classification of food in yogic literature. This quality of prana food carries, gross to subtle, has a profound effect on our consciousness; hence we say “What we eat is what we are”. Yogis have followed many ways to overcome the gross requirements of food and to prepare the bosy to access the subtlest of prana. Many yogi practitioners are put in dilemma of either reducing food to such low extents that their bodies suffer and retard or having normal food and having a slow spiritual progress. Many resort to taxing their body and depriving it of food till the system automatically starts consuming the cosmic prana for existence. This happens only at a period when all other sources of prana for the body have been shut down. This will have very deleterious effects on the gross body due to wasting of muscles and loss of strength and vitality.
In order for a human being to experience any spiritual outcome they need their body. A clean and strong body and nadi system will ensure that the huge powers that courses their system during any spiritual awakening proceeds without hurdles and in the most effective way without causing any difficulty to the practitioner. Siddhas being masters of very deep and transformative sciences were able to see that having a yogic diet mixture would ensure that the body could be continuously nourished with the most beneficial of pranic content. Part from that the addition of kayakalpa herbs ensured that the body was protected from ageing and degradation. This would allow the yogi to attain the prime knowledge that ‘Andavum pindavum onrai” or that the ‘Macrosm and Microcosm is one and the same’.
In this state the yogi able to attain the highest of spiritual goals and still able to retain his/her body in the universe.
SASI has rediscovered this yogic diet and has attempted to pack it in a convenient to use sachets for yoga practitioners to aid ion their day to day yoga/ spiritual practices.
How can this yogic diet help you?
Yogic diet is a very tasty, easy to digest and healthy source of energy for anybody,
For Yoga and Spiritual practitioners, this diet when taken as a meal substitute will help achieve the required cleanliness or body and the nadi system for a smooth and side effect free kundalini awakening. Great amount of heat is generated during kundalini practices, a majority of it because of the resistance offered by the body and the nadi system towards the flow of the shakti, thereby transforming the energy into heat of resistance. This over heats the body and causes many imbalances in the body and leads to what many observe as kundalini associated syndromes. In Siddha there is great stress on preserving the body in its optimum state and kayakalpa is one such technique that aids in developing the body to withstand huge energy conduction in body, like in kundalini awakening. Kayakalpa diets were followed by Siddha yogis to preserve and heal the body during their practices.
Yoga practitioners can achieve the required fluidity of joints and flexibility of body very easily by supplementing their diet with this product. This diet will help you very much in all pranayama practices and speeds up the cleansing of the nadi’s. Martial artists can also benefit from this diet as it will keep their body fluidic and balanced and their mind focused and calm.
For normal people this preparation can form a part of their daily nutritional supplement. In a fast moving society full of unending work, chores at home and very little work, there is hardly any time to focus on getting the right food at the right time. The yogic diet is a quick, easy and ready to consume preparation that’s an answer to your body’s needs. Yogic diet is not just a food supplement but also a healing potion too. The diet can be taken daily more than once as a source of essential rejuvenating supplement which will aid in slowing down aging and help heal at a cellular level.
For sick and convalescent, this diet offers a food that will aid in faster healing and recuperation of the body. The body system gets enough to heal and rejuvenate while being not overloaded by digestive duties.
Key Benefits of Yogic Diet
- Wholesome diet
- Sattvic in nature
- Controls tridosha (vata, pitta and kapha)
- Aids digestion
- Improves bowel movement
- Cleanses the nadi’s
- Improves muscle and joint function
- Purifies the blood
- Regulates body heat
- Improves concentration
- Calms the mind
- Reduces inflammation