Can Eating More Plants and Less Meat Make Us More Flexible?  

 Absolutely YES!

At least if you ask me.

But I don’t kid you, fellows. Eating more plant-based foods lets your body, mind and soul work harmoniously in such a way I cannot explain. And that is more precious than only gaining more body flexibility. Seriously to be perfectly frank, flexibility is just the side bonus. Not the end goal itself.

I still remember when a guru told me his own different experience while he was eating like a horse and eating like a lion. Being a herbivore or having daily diets dominated by plants simply lighten your body somehow. Suddenly you can endure more pain and stress better, controlling our agressivity and anger more readily. It thus brings more peace of mind at last.

That being said, practising asanas in yoga would entail less struggle, as for me. That particularly holds true when I have to twist, bend backward and forward body during yoga asana practices. Aside from my slender figure, consuming more plants relatively helps me to do yoga asanas better. Here is what I feel: I neither feel excruciatingly hungry nor extremely stuffed. I feel satiated, my appetite is satisfied but still I don’t think I’m fully loaded. I call it “a balanced sensation between hungry and stuffed.” Somewhere in between. And most importantly, I feel good about myself. I don’t starve myself but I don’t overfeed myself either. Pretty much a win-win solution.

Eating more plants and less meat certainly makes me get hungry more often and faster but what’s the problem with that? Just eat more healthy stuff. Things are going to be fine as long as you listen to your body. That itself is a consciousness exercise, mindful eating, which can be actually our yoga practice at the dining table. Because doing yoga is not only on but also off the mat!

On top of that, consuming less meat also shows your true love of our Mother Earth. So why hesitate? Start going vegan NOW.

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2 responses to “Can Eating More Plants and Less Meat Make Us More Flexible?  

  1. Great post, great pic. You wrote a line that leaves wiggle room for people to be non-vegans. “Things are going to be fine as long as you listen to your body.” Interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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