Some may not realize that yoga is not just the practice of asanas, but a whole lifestyle. The yoga life involves the asana, which is usually used to stretch the body before meditation, the meditation itself, which is a whole new world, and many other things. Part of this lifestyle is that we do not harm others if they do not eat meat or meat. A vegetarian lifestyle can be very fulfilling and rewarding, but we need to be sure that we get all the nutrients we need.
When I tried vegetarian food for the first time, I was bored with baked or steamed vegetables, but there are many more out there. There are some ideas that I never thought of, but they really work.
Tara takes us through her thoughts about food and what she knows works. But the difference is that it helps us make our own rules. Help us to find a healthy, plant-based diet, while making sure we have some trees that make it easier to follow these rules. All recipes are vegetarian and made with simple ingredients and kitchen appliances, though a vitamin mix would help.
Through this book we learn how Tara thinks and lives her life, which is quite achievable for the regular yogis. She shares yoga routines and meditation guides, as well as some background information about how she grew up and what she has learned about yoga (I always like to hear stories about why people start practicing).
What I love most is that Tara confirms my theory that you really need to listen to your body. Nobody knows what you feel. An improvement is achieved by practicing diet and yoga.
A very important part of the book for me is that it tells you the real reasons, no matter how much it would hurt to share their stories. Tara is an amazing young woman who has done everything she can to serve her tribe and make her knowledge and passion accessible to anyone around the world.
The most important thing for me is that every bit helps something. A little meditation in the morning, maybe a bit of yoga asana at night and a bit of healthy food until it becomes normal.
I would recommend this book for people new to the yoga lifestyle, or for those who want fresh ideas on how to create delicious, simple vegetarian recipes. Enjoy and let me know your favorite dishes.