Introduction

Introduction

By
Kimberly Parsons
Contains
0 recipes
Published by
Quadrille Publishing
ISBN
978 184949 775 6
Photographer
Lisa Cohen

Welcome to The Yoga Kitchen! This book isn’t just for yogis who practise yoga on a regular basis, it is for anybody who wants to balance their mind and energise their body by feeding themselves health-conscious vegetarian dishes, free from gluten and refined sugar. Each chapter is designed to improve our lives with recipes that support our core and create a greater synergy between our mind, body and spirit. The Yoga Kitchen follows the yogic principle that by combining our diet with our holistic health we can unite and strengthen our entire system. This book aims to bring this yogic philosophy into your kitchen and also into your life.

Each chapter is designed to help, support and transform the different energy systems within our bodies called the chakras; Ground, Flow, Vitalise, Nurture, Strengthen, Calm and Pure. They each provide different types of nutritional support which target various parts of our bodies. When reading this book, it is important to focus and concentrate on deciphering how you feel; what your body craves and how you want to personally evolve and develop, as this will lead you to the right chapter for what you need.

The central belief to The Yoga Kitchen is that by concentrating on what we need and reacting accordingly with the food we eat, we can all correct and align our balance, energy and happiness.

The chapters in this book are based on the ancient yoga chakra system. The system came to the West from the ancient traditions of India, where they originated more than 4,000 years ago. It can be seen as a collection of homes in our bodies for our spiritual, mental, emotional and physical elements. It helps us navigate the connection between our inner- and outer-worlds, creating an alignment through a set of seven portals, which we move between throughout our lives.

The Yoga Kitchen has been inspired by my journey through yoga and the synergy I see between it and my own naturopathic experience. I believe that if our health is to be transformed, the process must begin from within. Integration of mind, body and energy makes healing possible. It is not enough to simply understand what needs to be done without action and it is not enough to move without understanding of what needs to be moved. It is the integration of these two actions that can create longlasting health and can bring change into our lives. In the same vein, the food choices we make throughout our lives need to be in balance with our emotional needs and overall bodily functions.

By eating The Yoga Kitchen way, I hope you will all become energised, balanced and ultimately more happy!

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