3 Tips for a Yogic Diet – Sadhguru | Isha Hatha Yoga


Participant: Tomorrow is a day
called Ekadashi here in the ashram and it’s supposed to be beneficial to fast on that day. Sadhguru: If you watch the natural cycles of the body, based on this natural cycle, once in one mandala,
that is one mandala is forty to forty-eight days. In this forty-eight days, three days will happen
where your body does not need not food. If that awareness is not there as to which day that is,
for that, in India, they fixed what is called as Ekadashi. That means, four days before the full-moon,
four days before the new-moon day, people don’t eat. They wake up in the morning, no breakfast,
no lunch, only after the sun sets they eat one meal. This is just to allow the system to realign itself, if you give this break its very, very good for
your health and your body the way it functions, because the system needs that time to adjust itself, everyday food, everyday food it’s lot of hard work for the body, give it a little break. So, what is its spiritual significance? Because it’s a cleansing, if your system is not vibrant, you won’t feel like doing anything
spiritual, you are feeling lethargic. For a meditator, the biggest enemy is sleep. To sit here with eyes closed and
fully alert, takes something else. For most people if they close
their eyes they would sleep. So, to sit here and to be very alert with eyes
closed takes a certain level of vibrance in the body. So, to create this vibrance, we observe, how to eat,
what to do, how much to eat, all these things. It is not spiritual, but it’s providing the right kind of body, so in that context, fasting here and there,
giving the body a break to recover itself, recover its vibrance, not become
lethargic with food is important. The ideal break between one meal and
the next meal is eight hours always. If eight hours is not possible for you,
minimum five hours break is needed, you must feel a certain sense of hunger before you eat. Before you feel hungry, if you put food into
the system, the system will become lethargic, it will not know vibrance. So, human vibrance can be in various
levels, many different dimensions, it can carry you to completely different
dimensions of experience and living. So, keeping the body well is a fundamental requirement. Participant: Somehow on this day, I feel that,
need for food is not as much as it on other days. So, reducing the food intake, definitely helps to clean the
system and it also gives rest to the digestive system. Participant: So, we fast for twenty-four hours and
break the fast in the night with a particular kind of meal, which is more gentle on the system, enough of
kanji, papaya, chutney and cooked vegetables. Participant: Every morning before I do our
morning practices, we have neem and turmeric with a tepid light honey water. Sadhguru says this has a lot of medicinal
benefits and its very supportive for yogic sadhana. Sadhguru: Anything that you borrow from the planet,
it will cause a certain level of inertia in the system. Now, the important thing is, that you are conscious
of this and to keep the inertia levels at the minimum. Why always, whether your sadhana is working or not is always gauged by how much
you sleep and how alert you are, is because we are checking the inertia,
how much inertia are you generating. If you are generating too much inertia,
obviously you need to do something about it. So, the inertia levels will increase if the body
does not allow a certain amount of energy to enter the cellular level. For it to enter the cellular level, neem and turmeric as
a combination is a tremendous… it’s like a dilator. You know what’s a dilator? Now if your ophthalmologist wants to look into your eye, he looks into your eye you don’t
show much, he puts a dilator, your eye becomes like this (Gestures),
now he looks into your eye. So, this is kind of a dilator for the energy,
it dilates the body in such a way, that it allows the energy to enter
and fill up every crevice in the body, this is important, otherwise if you
do lot of sadhana, not just… not… neem and turmeric are not the only things, these are
the physical supports, the sadhana itself is doing it. Neem and turmeric is a good support
because it dilates the cellular structure in such a way that it is able to absorb. As you do your asanas, the body will simply
crackle with a different kind of energy. So, consumption of neem and turmeric
with a mildly laced honey water acts as a wonderful way of cleansing the system,
dilating the system, that when you do sadhana, one thing it brings – flexibility to the muscles, another thing is because the
dilation brings flexibility to the muscle and that flexibility as a consequence becomes a way that you slowly build the system
into a more powerful possibility. So, taking care of the food and a few things
is important, as important as Sadhana. Being disciplined with your food, what you take into
the system is as important as doing the sadhana. The idea is, if you take this neem and turmeric combination
early in the morning and drink something warm, it cleanses the stomach in a big way. If there are any minor infections in yout stomach, it will
go away and it also kills the cancerous cells in the body. When I say cancerous cells,
it is not that you must… you know, diagnosed as a having cancer,
all our bodies have cancerous cells. Only when this percentage of cancerous
cells goes beyond a certain percentage, only then it becomes a disease, otherwise
every one of our body has cancerous cells, in how many of them are there,
decides your health status in many ways. Participant: We just got done with our morning
practice sessions and headed for the brunch. Participant: The way that we sit in the hall is
we sit cross legged and we eat with our hands. By eating with the hands you really
create that connection with your food, before it even goes into your mouth. Another aspect, that how we eat
in the hall is, we eat in silence. It really helps you to be more conscious and aware. And why this is important is because, I have
become more aware of how my body is while eating. In situations back at home,
I’m watching T.V. while eating, you put your hand into the bag of chips and
all of a sudden, there is no more chips left. But when you eat this way consciously, you can better feel the sensations in
your body and to know when to stop. Participant: Here at the ashram,
we have two meals a day, after introducing this diet, I have seen
some changes, in the way I do my practices. My sleep quota has gone down quite significantly. Sadhguru says, there should be at least eight
hours gap between the first and second meal, I can definitely see that it has worked. Sadhguru: So, if you space out the food,
between one meal and the next meal, if there is six- to-eight hours gap, without eating anything
else in between, most of your cancerous cells will die. Still, if some of them are tough and they don’t go,
that is why twice a month there is a Ekadashi for you. Now, huge studies have been made
and they are saying the same thing that if you just fast for a period of time, fasting does
not means, eight days, fifteen days and killing yourself. No! Just, you eat your evening meal today,
the next meal is only tomorrow evening. If you give this much space, most of
the cancerous cells get neutralized. Will all of them be gone? No! Some of them know how to lie low, but they will never be able to increase their numbers
and gang up in one place to become an ailment. Participant: It’s not just about the type of
food and how many times you have food, but it’s also about the healing and cooling properties
of the food, it changes accordingly to the weather. Everything is put together to
create the right kind of balance. Participant: During the training in the
afternoon, we are also taking a soup. Sadhguru: In the afternoons, they will give you, what is here locally called as Kullu and the English
came here and named it as the horse gram. So, horse gram soup they will give you in the afternoon. You drink horse gram soup and
horse gram is one among the lintels, it is the most protein rich lintel found on the planet. It’s very high powered! So, that’s why race horses are fed with this gram, which is called as horse gram today,
now this will increase heat in the body. Participant: My experience of taking this, during this
training, I would say that I never get sick, like fever, cold. Participant: I can better tell what my body needs. Sometimes I feel like eating more raw food,
depending on how much energy I’ve exerted. I am able to tell better because
I am eating in this conscious manner. Participant: I have definitely, never enjoyed eating
food this much, it’s definitely a different way of eating.


100 Responses

  1. cibe will

    December 16, 2019 6:51 am

    If you suffer from gastric ulcers and hyperacidity, you should not consume horse gram seeds since it would worsen the condition

    Horse gram seeds according to ayurveda can worsen cases of bleeding problems. If you suffer from heavy periods, consult your doctor first and then consume horse gram seeds.

    If you suffer from a case of gout, horse gram is to be avoided as well. Ayurveda says it harms the rakta dhatu cycle.

    If you consume medication for anemia, horse gram should be avoided since it is a contra indication

    For liver issues and excess bile production issues, you should not consume horse gram

    Expectant mothers are asked to stay away from horse gram too

    If you have plethora and TB, you should not have horse gram as well

  2. viwa movies channel

    December 16, 2019 7:40 am

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  3. tranquilo_ a

    December 16, 2019 1:34 pm

    But you can't build muscle mass when you space out your meals like this .? Can anyone tell if there's other ways to get the benefits of what sadhguru is saying while building muscles !

  4. சங்கத் தமிழ்

    December 16, 2019 3:05 pm

    His costume always be like to perfectly hide his tummy..

    BTW, his explanations and philosophy are good,

  5. Lori M.

    December 16, 2019 3:14 pm

    No diet is one size fits all, all people are different and I hope people don't blindly follow this stuff without knowing their bodies. First of all, turmeric increases bleeding and some people have bleeding disorders that they might not necessarily know about until something serious happens. It took me until age 37 to find out I have a clotting disorder and taking blood thinners is dangerous for me. Also, I have migraines and fasting like this would make me violently ill. It's concerning seeing dietary advice like this from a spiritual "guru", people are going to push themselves to eat a certain way no matter how it makes them feel because they think this dude is the Buddha or something and find out they're doing things that aren't necessarily so healthy after all.

  6. Pallavi Verma

    December 16, 2019 7:25 pm

    A yogis face can never lie look at his face no spots and aging wrinkles….
    Beautyful and knowledgeable insight by Sadguru 🙏🙏🌺🌺🌺

  7. Abhishek Kadam

    December 16, 2019 9:15 pm

    Wish this video was 11 hr long instead of 11 min
    With all these wonderful explanations and gems of knowledge

  8. Ravi Kanth

    December 17, 2019 1:06 am

    Here the three things:
    1. Fast every mandala( ekadasi) -40 days. Keep a 8 hour gap between meals
    2. Eat neem and turmeric with honey laced water
    3. Drink kollu (horse gram) soup for protein rich food.

  9. Josva The Noble Fool

    December 17, 2019 3:26 am

    Why so against sleep? Sleep is great after a hard days work. Sleep is necessary if your not just sitting around philosophizing all day. Many accidents causing deaths everyday happen because of sleep deprivation.

  10. Naresh kan

    December 17, 2019 4:46 am

    Agar desh bachega toh yoga bhi bach jayega …say something on present situation guide us we follow u…staying quite will mean something else

  11. Rosi Szanyi

    December 17, 2019 6:54 pm

    As he explains the Turmeric and Neem,they schollt Beans for Breakfast ??it’s a Powder is it 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️Can I mix the 2 in Selleriejuce?

  12. Sanjoy Mondal

    December 17, 2019 7:24 pm

    In all places, this soup con not get. I live in Bengal. So pls tell optional soup that create inner heat in my body.

  13. leftyfourguns

    December 17, 2019 8:25 pm

    I think the biggest problem is that we think that being hungry is…a problem. But there is a huge difference between "hungry" and "starving". Being in a fasted state is a process of evolution. It's a biological function developed by millions of years of human evolution. It's a very powerful function, it's what helped us thrive as a nomadic species who were never guaranteed their next meal. Being in a fasted state provides a level of clean energy and focus I've never gotten from any kind of product (a pre-workout or an energy drink for example). And the best part is that it's so easy to do…just don't eat. You get so much more free time in your week when you're not constantly worried about, planning around, or preparing your next meal.


    December 18, 2019 5:31 am

    It's difficult to observe the 8 hour gap between two meals in day to day life. Some habits like tea etc are spoiler.
    Compulsive nature of body is so powerful.

  15. Ritin Gupta

    December 20, 2019 7:54 am

    Can anyone tell me??….."Dhyanlinga consecration- The triangular form"…..what is it " triangular form"…..why only three people needed …why not four person or only women or only men…..can any one explain me this triangular form(in deep)?????…..please anyone….

  16. S.muruganan Dham

    December 20, 2019 8:54 am

    💐💐💐நமஸ்காரம் சத்குருவே இதன் தமிழ் பதிவு கிடைத்தால் நன்றாக இருக்கும். நன்றி சத்குருவே 😊😊😊

  17. Tarkeshwar Roy

    December 20, 2019 9:20 pm

    Need urgent help
    My gyan chakshu provided by God shiva has been stolen by a tantrik
    Please save me and God grace
    Please reach it sadguru

  18. Sandy Pedia

    December 22, 2019 2:52 pm

    It's very difficult to quit morning breakfast can we have some fruits and then fast till night and have some rice or veg food after 8pm

  19. Manish Duklan

    December 24, 2019 6:23 pm

    Can someone really help me. How can I go there and attend these sessions or can I stay there. Please 🙏

  20. vikram singh chauhan

    January 4, 2020 8:14 pm

    bless you sadhguru
    bless everyone who reads this
    may you have blissful life
    May love pass through your soul

  21. Yogini Kay

    January 13, 2020 9:34 am

    Thankyou so much sadhguru 🙏🙏🙏 exactly what I needed to hear at this time. Thankyou for spreading your knowledge, your gifts and love with the world I am truly grateful ♥️♥️♥️♥️

  22. Kavya Shree N

    January 23, 2020 1:21 pm

    But if those who have acidity/gastric ,if they skip it will be so problem for them , what to do in that situation……???

  23. Gloria Yun-Shih Wang

    January 29, 2020 8:46 am

    I thought the whole day during edakashi is without food, but should be one meal after sunset? That’s a good news 😀


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