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  1. Gurudev what is the relevance of eating satvic and Ayurvedic food? Usually I like rajasic food more than satvic food.

    With rajasic food, you will have a similar rajasic mind-set as well. Do you know what a rajasic mind-set is? It is like a yo-yo. You jump up or you go down. Either you are too happy or you are too down, this is the impact of rajasic food. You can have i ...
  2. Gurudev, what is the reason behind Vitamin D and B12 deficiency? Most of the ladies are facing this issue. What is the solution other than medicines?

    It is mainly because of the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers in farming. It has caused our soil to become anemic (low iron content in the soil). You get Vitamin D from the sun. If you are sitting indoors most of the time, then you should take ta ...
  3. Why don’t we introduce organic food instead of polished food for all of us here since we have got the knowledge of Ayurveda?

    Do you know that all the food grown here at the ashram is organic? All the vegetables and the milk is organic; ghee is organic. Sometimes when we don’t get enough organic supplies, then we have to go for the regular one. We need to educate the fa ...
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    Little food you must have. Even I’m eating little. There are people living on prana, I have seen them but they don’t look so bright. I have met not one or two, but several people who are just not eating at all. There is one gentleman on whom they ...
  5. Is a diet of raw food good for the body?

    Raw food is good but don’t overdo it. When we overdo it then it is no good. Our system from several generations is used to cooked food. According to Ayurveda, it is said if you have too much raw food, you will have vatta imbalance. Vatta ...
  6. Gurudev, is it okay to have bread, sandwiches, or noodles with vegetables?

    Yes, as long as you are having vegetables with that, it is okay. See, I am not saying you should be rigid about food and eat only certain kinds of food in breakfast, or in your meals. The important thing is to be careful and have awareness about what you a ...
  7. Gurudev, if we all get what we need in life, then why are the small children in Africa not getting food?

    Why are the children in Africa not getting food? So, we can all help them. If everybody is getting food, then who is to help whom? They are not getting food so that many others who are getting food can stretch their hands and help them out. ...
  8. Dear Gurudev, what is meaning of Pratyahara in Ashtanga Yoga (referring to the one of the Eight Limbs of Yoga as given by Maharishi Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras)?

    Pratyahara means alternative food. It means to refrain or refuse from eating food that you usually have, and choosing something else to eat (referring to food more conducive to the body for spiritual practices). Our senses have a tendency to go outw ...
  9. Why sometimes blood pressure stays above normal even after daily Sudarshan Kriya, evening meditation and Triphala (ayurvedic herb)?

    Are you exercising properly? Are you doing some yoga? Are your food habits okay? Are you worried? Are you holding on to some knowledge in your mind? Or are you obsessed with some desires which you want to be fulfilled right away and have no patience? Y ...
  10. When the Vedas permit non-vegetarian food, why do Hindus refrain from eating meat?

    Lifestyles for different people at different times have transpired. The Vedas contain all the knowledge, about all the styles of people, all over the world. It doesn’t only mention you should eat meat, it also says a vegetarian diet is very good fo ...
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