"The prolific author Steven J. Rosen has a new book out, titled Food for the Soul, Vegetarianism and the Yoga TraditionS≪/i>, a collection of essays by scholars of yoga as well as practitioners—all of whom provide convincing evidence that a plant-based diet is the best diet for one who seeks spiritual evolution and/or a more happy and healthy life."
Sharon Gannon, Co-founder with David Life of Jivamukti Yoga
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?