Category Archives: tamasic

Green Smoothie Fasting at the Prison Yoga Practice – getting the hang of it

At first, we tried our favorite juice recipes as smoothies, but some of them did not taste very good!  We experimented around and found a few favorites.  Then we started to feel like we could work the blender and get … Continue reading

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Rajasic Food – rev it up

Continuing on our journey through the yogic approach to food, consider the third guna – raja.  Remember that savta is quiet, knowing awareness.  Tama is lethargy and sloth – slow and perhaps a bit stupid.  Raja is energetic in a stimulant sort of … Continue reading

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Which foods are tamasic, and why do I care?

Tamasic means having tama guna.  It is one of the three gunas (tendencies) discussed in the last post.  Something tamasic makes the body and mind sluggish and slow, leading to torpor. The tamasic foods include meat, fish, onions,  garlic, mushrooms, alcohol.  In addition fermented foods, including  … Continue reading

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