Food for the Soul: Vegetarianism and Yoga Traditions

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This revealing compilation of essays by prominent practitioners and well-informed scholars lays to bear one simple truth: One must be a vegetarian to properly practice Yoga.

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All of the major Yoga traditions, as witnessed in the writings and teachings of their founders, originally supported the vegetarian way of life. But many of the modern-day inheritors of these Yogic traditions do not. Is vegetarianism a prerequisite for those who wish to truly follow Yoga practice?

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Steven J. Rosen is founding editor of the Journal of Vaishnava Studies and author of 21 books.

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