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This is more of a question because I am VERY new to Yoga. As a singer, I regularly take garlic tablets and include alot of garlic in my diet especially during cold/flu season OR when I am working opposite another singer who is or has been sick. If I get sick, I don't get paid because I can't sing. So, my question is: What properties of garlic make it a tamastic food? I have always read or been told that garlic is the best substance you can take naturally to destroy what might be attacking your immune system. As I am reading the description of "tamastic", it does not seem that garlic is best described here. Is it another thinking that garlic has no benefits to the body and actually destroys the body's resistance to disease?
Again, just need clarification. I am a BIG LEARNER!!!!
Thanks so much.
Regarding your Garlic query-Garlic ,onions,Meat,root vegetables and certain other foods are very strength -giving foods.They make the body physically strong by inducing Rajas(activity) and Tamas(inertia).But they are forbidden for Yoga as they are not Sattvic(balanced).They are addictive,makes one passionate and Rajasic.They are ideal for warriors and people working physically for a living.In sedentary professions,they disturb the equilibrium (balance)of the mind and are not recommended for higher evolution.
Hope this helps.
What a crock!!!! Don't listen to them! I am a student of kirya yoga a very serious student of self realization through meditation.and this is a crock! I am a raw vegan and have cured diabeties and degenerative arthritis! i went from a sugar blood of nearly 400 on medication,to NO medication and a sugar blood of 108.in 4 months time.I have lost near 30 pounds.and I have had beautiful spiritual experiences in meditation! I take garlic 2x a day and eat lots of garlic!
Garlic is the most widely available medicine, the most powerful herb in the world, and it can be
found anywhere on this planet. Garlic has been used as both food and medicine in many cultures
for thousands of years, dating as far back as the Egyptian civilization.
There is no more powerful anti-viral on the earth than garlic. Garlic contains multiple
compounds and antioxidants including organo-sulfur compounds (diallyl sulfides), which are
believed to be responsible for most of its pharmacological and antimicrobial actions. Garlic is a
proven broad-spectrum antibiotic that combats harmful bacteria, parasites, viruses, and
Garlic is known to contain many sulfur compounds including the sulfur-bearing amino acid
cystine, as well as various enzymatically active sulfur oils. Garlic contains at least 39 different
antibiotics and has a noteworthy history as a preventative for heart disease (which is a coronary
calcium occlusion caused by nanobacteria). It is believed that the sulfur compounds in garlic
facilitate the breakdown of the calcium shells of nanobacteria. The 39+ other antibiotic
compounds in garlic are known to kill whatever harmful organisms are left over.
Great article! I have eaten more-or-less sattvic for many years, and when I am good about it, I find much less tension in my body. I find that garlic, though great as a medicine, can create heat (anger) when eaten regularly.
Garlic is great...I take a garlic supplement regularly. I am a business affiliate of TriVita ( a vitamin and supplement company), and one of our products is "Odorless Garlic." I know how good garlic is for you, but I also know the kind of breath it can give you, even the supplements give indigestion at times. The odorless garlic from TriVita has been worked well for me and doesn't leave the aftermath....if anyone is interested my website is www.trivitapromise.com . Let me know ahead of time so I can set up a discount. Great article!
Hi,I''m a new student to Yoga. Most of the diets that are mentioned in the diet plan, I do. But I do take vitamin supplemets to help me get the vitamins and minerals that I need.
Hi,I''m a new student to Yoga. Most of the diets that are mentioned in the diet plan, I do. But I do take vitamin supplemets to help me get the vitamins and minerals that I need. i really don''t think that i need to change anything in my diet.
hi, i am a new student of yoga and i will admit i need a better guide. not like someone to hold my hand, but i was wondering if you could give a better list of food we can eat and not, and if you were to eat the ones you really shouldn''t would it really mess you up too terrible bad? i just wanted to know i like doing things right i want to get the full benefit. thank you :)
All classifications/divisions of categories of food are fine and traditional. But recent research and medical benefits of onions and garlic as increasing resistance/immune power without side effects (barring the smell) should also be considered. If one does not need them in normal course, it should be considered as individual choice.
The author is mistaken. She is confusing ayurveda and Hinda scriptures like the Puranas with Yoga advice. The texts of the classic trilogy of Hatha Yoga (Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Gheranda Samhita, Siva Samhita)written by the wisest Yoga gurus of the ancient past, are consistent in that they do NOT prohibit the ingestion of garlic and onions. Garlic and onions are superfoods for health. Please don''t let this article sway you from eating as much garlic and onion as you wish!
You need to fix the bullet points at the beginning (the part about the gunas being sattva, rajas and tamas).
The reality is that we are constantly seeking sattva which is the balance, though eating more sattvic foods is recommended. I would guess the meaning of this would depend on the source of information as to how this is interpreted.
Guruji (Pattabhi Jois) basically said that it''s good to make the sattvic choice as much as possible, but don''t beat yourself up if you don''t get it perfect every time. We are human after all. It''s a good striving though. We do need to do our best when we can.
Also, you mentioned butter, which I guess is fine but I''ve always heard the better thing to eat is ghee, which DOES have different properties.
And foods should also be grown in good soil, fresh, organic, eaten mostly raw or cooked with devotion.
I''m not going to pick on the garlic people above, because I do eat garlic as well on occasion, and I think it''s more about moderation for most of us. Like I''d said you can interpret the scriptures in different ways, but as your vegetarian and eating clean you''re pretty much going in the right direction. If you want to go deeper into it, the key is usually doing it gradually, unless of course the spirit moves you otherwise.