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September is National Yoga Month

This month’s designation by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services was given to educate the public on the health benefits of yoga and to promote a healthy lifestyle.

You may be thinking what does National Yoga Month have to do with nutrition? Typically we think of the Yogic diet as being vegetarian which has been proven to be protective against heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure. More recently vegetarian and vegan diets are being used to manage diabetes. The vegetarian style of eating coincides with one of the basic tenets of yoga which is “ahimsa” or “non-harming”.

Many individuals that practice yoga will naturally begin to adjust their diet towards more of a plant-centered diet (fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds, beans and legumes). These people may never completely eliminate animal foods but become more sensitive to their origin and to the living conditions that the animal endured throughout their life.

Yoga’s reputation is one of increasing flexibility, reducing back pain, and stress reduction. It has been used by Medical Professionals as part of a comprehensive program to lower risk of heart disease and can be an effective tool towards mindful eating, and weight management.

A regular practice of yoga leads to healthier food choices in the appropriate amounts. You learn to listen to the body’s cues of hunger and satiety. This month, come and experience yoga for yourself at the University Center’s Recreation Complex. Check out the schedule at www.rec.nova.edu/fitness. The Fall Group X schedule is on the right taskbar. See you there!

“Source: 2012 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.”