We’ve received many requests from recipes following the article on sattvic food posted last month. If you’ve ever been to the Ashram, you certainly know about the many talented chefs we have cooking sattvic and delicious food! So we’re very excited to begin sharing recipes from the Ashram community with the world!

Our first recipe is from Acharya Hersh Khetarpal. It is a simple yet hearty barley and vegetable soup. Enjoy!

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The serious practice of yoga incorporates a traditional sattvic diet.  The general characteristics of the sattvic food are pure, light, and fresh. In other words, these foods possess the highest vitality to support all the koshas or layers of our selves.  Organic foods also possess a high vitality in comparison to foods grown with pesticides and  herbicides.

Sattvic foods are more easily digestible and are not fat laden nor protein dense as in animal products; therefore, the sattvic diet is primarily lacto-vegetarian.  This type of diet leads to a greater clarity and equanimity of mind while also being more beneficial to the body.

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