Yoga Diet

Go raw

The Shades of Yoga Teacher Training is held in Ubud: a haven for healthy living, with dozens of the restaurants offering delicious raw, vegan and vegetarian meals. While working on your yoga practice and self-awareness, it’s ideal for experimenting with a completely...

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Your Ayurvedic Diet

Once you have determined your Ayurvedic constitution, i.e. balance of pitta, vata and kapha energies, it is important to understand how you can keep the energies in as equal balance as possible. This can be approached through every day life – considering your outlook,...

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What is your Ayurvedic constitution?

Ayurveda has been practiced in India for the last 5000 years. It is an ancient way of interpreting all things on Earth, through three types of energetic dosha. These doshas combine the five different elements – air, fire, water, space, earth. Vata energy combines air...

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The circle of 5 Elements

A key module covered during the Shades of Yoga RYT 200 hour course is the Yoga of Food. The Yoga of Food is 4 hour module/ informative session incorporating the main differences between Eastern and Western approaches to food and nutrition.  One of the topics covered...

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Four essentials to incorporate into every diet

These day’s diets are a fad, they are fashionable quick fix solutions to problems that have taken years to accumulate and manifest in our bodies. There are new extreme weight loss methods popping up on the market daily but regardless  of the current trend, Shades of...

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Ubud Eating | Down To Earth

Traveling away from home can be a difficult task, especially when it comes to your diet. It seems that as our world evolves the dietary needs and wants of individuals become more and more complicated.  It is not unusual for people to be gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan,...

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Greens Glorious Greens

Green vegetables are the foods most commonly missing in modern diets. Learning to incorporate dark, leafy greens into the diet is essential to establishing a healthy body and immune system. When you nourish yourself with green vegetables, you may naturally crowd out...

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Seaweed: Jewels of the Sea

In a previous post I mentioned Sea Vegetables, known as seaweed,  for their alkalizing properties.  I felt it worthwhile to expand on the subject of sea veggies as I consider them a “superfood” in terms of their nutritional properties and also a wonderful addition to...

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Alkalize For Flexibility

At Shades Of Yoga we refrain from recommending or promoting specific dietary systems.  We aim instead to give our students guidelines for living and eating in a way that supports health and balance and the energy and vitality to sustain a physical yoga practice. One...

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Quinoa: Yogi Superfood

At Shades of Yoga, we refrain from recommending particular diets.  We focus instead on giving our students an understanding of their own bodies and some guiding principles that can support them in making choices that align with their yoga practice and lifestyle. For...

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