Yoga and Vegetarianism: The Diet of Enlightenment

Yoga and Vegetarianism: The Diet of Enlightenment

By Sharon Gannon

Learn why ethical veganism is considered “the diet of enlightenment” and how you can work it into your life.

The seminal work on the subject. Using Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras as a guide, Sharon Gannon makes a convincing case for why a yogi would want to be a strict vegetarian (vegan).

The committed vegan and animal-rights activist delves beyond the yogic ethic of ahimsa (non-harming) to explore how all five yamas, or ethical guidelines, recommended in the Yoga Sutras (ahimsa, satya, asteya, brahmacharya and aparigraha) have been grossly subverted by modern agri-business — damaging the planet, the animals, and our health and spiritual well-being in the process.

Includes recipes and a 21-day detox program
Foreword by PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk

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Jessica Stickler

11 October, 2013 - 18:00

Sharon does an exquisite job of tackling how Vegetarianism as an ethical practice intersects with the ethical practices (yamas and niyamas) of yoga philosophy. She is clear, succint, and unapologetic in this short and sweet volume.