Raw, adjective: 1. uncooked, as articles of food: a raw carrot.
I'm thrilled to be assisting my dear friend and colleague, raw vegan (yogi) chef Briksha this weekend for a fascinating workshop on the Yoga of Eating. Please swing by Urban Flow from 1-4pm Saturday afternoon the 18th for more information than you could possibly process in three hours.
It's an excellent way to take your yoga practice off the mat and to the dinner table. Among other topics, we'll be discussing prana and the ethics of eating as inspired by the Eight Limbs of Yoga, the sacred nature of how, what and why we eat, how to best approach your diet according to the three gunas (sattva, rajas and tamas), and how to bring mindfulness and consciousness to the way you eat.
In preparing for this, I've been loving having an excuse to revisit a lot of my older research on Ayurveda, holistic nutrition, and the ethics of consumption. Take a few minutes to revisit this really informal little raw foods primer that I wrote a few years back; it touches lightly on a few of the topics we'll be exploring in greater depth on Saturday.
Let your eating build your prana, and in so doing, bring life and light to all the beings around you. It's a wildly beautiful thing. Hope to see you on Saturday.
Rachel's Raw Foods Primer
Urban Flow Yoga