The Yoga of Eating: 4 Ways to Love Food and Stay Healthy

By
Lacey Gibson RYT-200

Yoga can be a gateway to health and wellness. However, the constant flux of dietary trends popular among yoga practitioners can lead to confusion, self-doubt, and self-deprivation. We can continue to love food while maintaining health by taking these four yogic principles off the mat and onto our plates.

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