2019, Vol. 4 Issue 1, Part P
Influence and intimation of yogic diet over the mind
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Miteshkumar G Vagh
A diet that is wholly conducive to the practice of Yoga and spiritual progress is called Yogic diet. Diet has intimate connection with the mind. Mind is formed out of the subtlest portion of food. Sage Uddalaka instructs his son Svetaketu "Food, when consumed becomes threefold: the gross particles become excrement, the middling ones flesh and the fine ones the mind. My child, when curd is churned, its fine particles which rise upwards form butter. Thus, my child, when food is consumed, the fine particles which rise upwards form the mind. Hence verily the mind is food." Again you will find in the Chhandogya Upanishad: "By the purity of food one becomes purified in his inner nature; by the purification of his inner nature he verily gets memory of the Self; and by the attainment of the memory of the Self, all ties and attachments are severed." Diet is of three kind viz., Sattvic diet, Rajasic diet and Tamasic diet. All these have different effect on one’s health and mind. They act differently when consumed in different form. In this paper the effect of Sattvic, Rajasic and Tamasic diet is elaborated and also their connection with mind and body is also taken care of.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Miteshkumar G Vagh. Influence and intimation of yogic diet over the mind. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2019;4(1):878-881.