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Review Article

Year: 2018 | Month: September | Volume: 8 | Issue: 9 | Pages: 255-262

Understanding Dietary Do’s and Don’ts from Hathayoga with Ayurvedic Principles – a Review

Savita S. Nilakhe1, Yashashree V. Joshi2, Sachin S. Kulkarni1

1Associate Professor, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed to be University, College of Ayurved, Pune
2Professor, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed to be University, College of Ayurved, Pune

Corresponding Author: Savita S. Nilakhe


Ayurved, the life science and Yoga, the spiritual science are cohesive tributaries of higher knowledge with extensive relationship and vast interconnections. Hence their integrative study fallouts into better conclusion. Yoga needs Ayurved to maintain physical fitness and Ayurved needs yoga to acquire proper mind control. Entire health is an outcome of composed application of both. Amongst several Yogic paths, supreme connectivity between Hathyoga and Ayurved is found. Hathayoga is the “dynamic yoga” aimed at liberation through physical tolerance. Amongst the contents of Hathayoga, this article is focused on proper and improper diet with specific dietary rules recommended for yogi person as stated in Hathayogapradipka. Hathayoga has recommended specific diet for its follower but not justified it. So this article has reviewed dietary dos and don’ts from Hathayoga with proper analysis and interpretation on the basis of Ayurved. Thus importance of Hathayogic dietary protocol and its relevance for health is established.

Key words: Mitaahara, Snigdha, Atyahara, Hathayogi

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