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The best way to consume honey

Transcript: If you cook honey, it'll become poisonous. Honey should not be cooked. I know people are baking it, cooking it in cakes and other things. It's not a good thing to do. Certain part of the honey turns poisonous if you cook it. You should put it in warm water, not in boiling hot water. If you put it in hot water, it sets off a certain kind of enzymes, behave in a certain way in the honey, that it tends...

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... to take away weight from the body. If you put it in cold water, it behaves in a different way. And, accordingly, it adds weight to the body. It is not that a few spoons of honey that you're taking is putting weight to your body. It is just that it sets off a certain reaction in your system that your absorption rate is such that you tend to gain weight. So, honey, it has different types of impacts on the system. If it's consumed raw, it has one kind of impact. If it's consumed in cold water, it has another kind of impact. If it is consumed in warm water, it's a different kind of impact. We want to consume it in warm water, here, because we want the system to open up. If you want to integrate the system just for health. Somebody is feeling, what, anaemic. Anemia means, on one level, the blood has lost its iron. That means you lost your steel. Okay? You lost the strength in the body, you'll feel exhausted. Simply exhausted for nothing. Because once the necessary iron is not there, your ability to carry oxygen through the body is less. That means, your body, your heart, your brain, everything will be on a lower level of function because you don't have enough oxygen. So, to take care of this, one of the simple things is, you consume a little bit of honey in warm water on a daily basis. And, you will see, slowly the RBC content will go up. If there's more oxygen in the blood, suddenly you feel a burst of energy. Suddenly, everything is active. The rejuvenation system in the body is going up. The dead cells are being replaced quickly. The level of inertia that you feel in the body is much lower. The level of intertia that you feel in your mind is much lower. So consuming honey will bring a certain balance to the circulatory system. Which is very, very essential for a yoga practitioner, because you're pushing the body in certain ways. So keeping the blood chemistry in a certain balance, keeping the blood pure, will definitely happen with a regular consumption of honey. And it's very necessary for someone who practices yoga.

Transcript: If you cook honey, it'll become poisonous. Honey should not be cooked. I know people are baking it, cooking...

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... it in cakes and other things. It's not a good thing to do. Certain part of the honey turns poisonous if you cook it. You should put it in warm water, not in boiling hot water. If you put it in hot water, it sets off a certain kind of enzymes, behave in a certain way in the honey, that it tends to take away weight from the body. If you put it in cold water, it behaves in a different way. And, accordingly, it adds weight to the body. It is not that a few spoons of honey that you're taking is putting weight to your body. It is just that it sets off a certain reaction in your system that your absorption rate is such that you tend to gain weight. So, honey, it has different types of impacts on the system. If it's consumed raw, it has one kind of impact. If it's consumed in cold water, it has another kind of impact. If it is consumed in warm water, it's a different kind of impact. We want to consume it in warm water, here, because we want the system to open up. If you want to integrate the system just for health. Somebody is feeling, what, anaemic. Anemia means, on one level, the blood has lost its iron. That means you lost your steel. Okay? You lost the strength in the body, you'll feel exhausted. Simply exhausted for nothing. Because once the necessary iron is not there, your ability to carry oxygen through the body is less. That means, your body, your heart, your brain, everything will be on a lower level of function because you don't have enough oxygen. So, to take care of this, one of the simple things is, you consume a little bit of honey in warm water on a daily basis. And, you will see, slowly the RBC content will go up. If there's more oxygen in the blood, suddenly you feel a burst of energy. Suddenly, everything is active. The rejuvenation system in the body is going up. The dead cells are being replaced quickly. The level of inertia that you feel in the body is much lower. The level of intertia that you feel in your mind is much lower. So consuming honey will bring a certain balance to the circulatory system. Which is very, very essential for a yoga practitioner, because you're pushing the body in certain ways. So keeping the blood chemistry in a certain balance, keeping the blood pure, will definitely happen with a regular consumption of honey. And it's very necessary for someone who practices yoga.

September 19, 2020

3:30

Honey – The ‘Superfood’ for energy

Transcript: In Karnataka there are certain tribes called Jenakurubas. Jenakurubas means they're honey shepherds. Sometime ago I had the opportunity to live with them for a short while. There diet is like this. First thing in the morning, one bamboo glass, you know, bamboo's shoots sliced off like this. He takes about 3/4th of a litre. 3/4th of a litre of honey in the morning, that's all the diet. You drink 3/4th...

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... of a litre of honey in the morning and then you're out in the forest. In a day easily you walk 30-40 kilometers. And you climb a minimum of 50 trees. Then get off. Up and down, up and down the trees. And till evening, there is nothing else. As you harvest honey, whatever comes on your hand you lick that. So in a day almost more than a litre, litre and a half honey you're taking in. When you come back in the evening, there is some cereal. Usually it's called jowla, that's jowar or, you know, it's like maize. Maize or ragi or something like this. Their main staple diet is honey. And you drink this 3/4th of a litre of honey, and whole day you're so active. But there is no hunger, you're just fired up like that. They live on this. They're called honey shepherds. Their diet is honey. Honey is one of the best things that you can consume. Psychological stability, physical well-being, vitality. All these things can be greatly enhanced simply consuming daily honey. Honey is the only substance found on the planet whose chemical composition is very close to that of human blood. We change a few things, it's almost like blood. Daily consumption of honey can do a lot for your health. Especially people who have excess mucus problems. It's very good for your heart, it's good for your brains, it keeps your mind alert, and it's highly energetic. So daily consumption of honey can do a lot. Especially if you have growing children, they must consume honey on a daily basis. It'll do a lot for the development of their intelligence and everything. Even the ashgourd. Ashgourd and honey together will make a wonderful diet for children in terms of enhancing their intellectual capabilities.

Transcript: In Karnataka there are certain tribes called Jenakurubas. Jenakurubas means they're honey shepherds....

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... Sometime ago I had the opportunity to live with them for a short while. There diet is like this. First thing in the morning, one bamboo glass, you know, bamboo's shoots sliced off like this. He takes about 3/4th of a litre. 3/4th of a litre of honey in the morning, that's all the diet. You drink 3/4th of a litre of honey in the morning and then you're out in the forest. In a day easily you walk 30-40 kilometers. And you climb a minimum of 50 trees. Then get off. Up and down, up and down the trees. And till evening, there is nothing else. As you harvest honey, whatever comes on your hand you lick that. So in a day almost more than a litre, litre and a half honey you're taking in. When you come back in the evening, there is some cereal. Usually it's called jowla, that's jowar or, you know, it's like maize. Maize or ragi or something like this. Their main staple diet is honey. And you drink this 3/4th of a litre of honey, and whole day you're so active. But there is no hunger, you're just fired up like that. They live on this. They're called honey shepherds. Their diet is honey. Honey is one of the best things that you can consume. Psychological stability, physical well-being, vitality. All these things can be greatly enhanced simply consuming daily honey. Honey is the only substance found on the planet whose chemical composition is very close to that of human blood. We change a few things, it's almost like blood. Daily consumption of honey can do a lot for your health. Especially people who have excess mucus problems. It's very good for your heart, it's good for your brains, it keeps your mind alert, and it's highly energetic. So daily consumption of honey can do a lot. Especially if you have growing children, they must consume honey on a daily basis. It'll do a lot for the development of their intelligence and everything. Even the ashgourd. Ashgourd and honey together will make a wonderful diet for children in terms of enhancing their intellectual capabilities.

September 18, 2020

2:58

Health Tip – Eat consciously – Don’t develop ‘good’ food habits

Transcript: I want to tell you, there is no such thing as good habit and bad habit. Habit means, you're functioning unconsciously. If you're functioning unconsciously, that's a bad thing. Because the whole thing about being human is, we're capable of doing things consciously. That is the beauty of being human. That we can do everything consciously. What an animal does unconsciously, we can do the same thing consciously....

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... We can eat unconsciously or we can eat consciously. We can breathe unconsciously or we can breathe consciously. Everything that we can do, we can do it consciously. The moment we do something consciously, suddenly that human being looks very refined and wonderful. Just because somebody walks and speaks consciously, doesn't he become a beautiful human being? Yes or no? That's all. So why is it that we're trying to develop habits as if this is a good thing. Habit means fixed realities, where you don't have to think. You get up in the morning and it'll happen to you. No. Don't try to automize your life. That is not efficiency, that is efficiency of the machine. This one is supposed to function intelligently and consciously. Nobody is expecting it to function like a machine. So, about food and stuff. Food must be suitable for the body that we eat for. It is for the body. This is the building material for this body, the food that you're eating. What is the appropriate food? Unfortunately, it is all messed up right now. Traditionally we ate very sensibly in this country. But this thousand years of invasions have brought other kinds of food cultures. And today the national diet is pizza or pasta. What is it? Which is one? I don't know. Both are competing. So, we're losing our sense about food, it's definitely time to look at what is the most suitable thing. If I go into that food, it's a very long process. But, you must experiment with food. Not just by the tongue, but by the body. You eat something today and see, just learn to observe. How agile and how active your body feels after eating this food. If it feels like it wants to go to the grave, that's not good food. If it feels like it wants to be alive after eating this, except coffee. Because that's a stimulant. If you eat food and your body feels very agile and alive, that means it's good food. Body is liking it. If you eat something, it feels dull, that means it's not liking it. It's having difficulty with it. That's why it feels dull. So, just on this basis. There's so much, I mean this is a very simplistic way of putting it.

Transcript: I want to tell you, there is no such thing as good habit and bad habit. Habit means, you're functioning...

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... unconsciously. If you're functioning unconsciously, that's a bad thing. Because the whole thing about being human is, we're capable of doing things consciously. That is the beauty of being human. That we can do everything consciously. What an animal does unconsciously, we can do the same thing consciously. We can eat unconsciously or we can eat consciously. We can breathe unconsciously or we can breathe consciously. Everything that we can do, we can do it consciously. The moment we do something consciously, suddenly that human being looks very refined and wonderful. Just because somebody walks and speaks consciously, doesn't he become a beautiful human being? Yes or no? That's all. So why is it that we're trying to develop habits as if this is a good thing. Habit means fixed realities, where you don't have to think. You get up in the morning and it'll happen to you. No. Don't try to automize your life. That is not efficiency, that is efficiency of the machine. This one is supposed to function intelligently and consciously. Nobody is expecting it to function like a machine. So, about food and stuff. Food must be suitable for the body that we eat for. It is for the body. This is the building material for this body, the food that you're eating. What is the appropriate food? Unfortunately, it is all messed up right now. Traditionally we ate very sensibly in this country. But this thousand years of invasions have brought other kinds of food cultures. And today the national diet is pizza or pasta. What is it? Which is one? I don't know. Both are competing. So, we're losing our sense about food, it's definitely time to look at what is the most suitable thing. If I go into that food, it's a very long process. But, you must experiment with food. Not just by the tongue, but by the body. You eat something today and see, just learn to observe. How agile and how active your body feels after eating this food. If it feels like it wants to go to the grave, that's not good food. If it feels like it wants to be alive after eating this, except coffee. Because that's a stimulant. If you eat food and your body feels very agile and alive, that means it's good food. Body is liking it. If you eat something, it feels dull, that means it's not liking it. It's having difficulty with it. That's why it feels dull. So, just on this basis. There's so much, I mean this is a very simplistic way of putting it.

August 10, 2020

3:08

For better health – Eat with Gratitude – try it for one week and notice the difference

Transcript: Your selection of food and consumption of food also must happen consciously. More than what you eat, how you eat it is also equally important. When I say how you eat it, these are all live substances. Every one of them had a life of their own. Whether it's a plant, animal, vegetable. Every one of them had a life of their own. Now, in some way, you're making food out of it, you must consume it with...

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... utmost gratitude. If you approach it with a certain sense of gratitude and reverence towards the food that you eat. When I say reverence, it may feel like too much for you, but I'm asking you. Let's say we put you in a room and you had nothing to eat for 5 days. If God appears in front of you, what will you ask for? Food. So that's how important it is. You must understand, the food on your plate is not just a substance. It is not a material. It is not a commodity. It is life. It is the life-making material for you. So, you must treat it as such. Right now, when it's on the plate, when it's out there it has no value. But the moment you consume it and it becomes your flesh and blood, now suddenly it's of immense value. Why do we live like this? It's very important, when it comes on your plate itself, you must treat it as a part of yourself. With great reverence, you must consume. Just the way you consume it, if you change that, food will behave very differently within you. This is what conscious means. If people say your consciousness has no impact on your life, only chemical structures have impact, I'm very sorry for them. Because that's not how life works. Human consciousness has a deep and profound impact on everything that we touch. Especially the food, that we are making another life as a part of ourselves. When we're doing such an act, it's very very important, we treat it with utmost gratitude and reverence.

Transcript: Your selection of food and consumption of food also must happen consciously. More than what you eat,...

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... how you eat it is also equally important. When I say how you eat it, these are all live substances. Every one of them had a life of their own. Whether it's a plant, animal, vegetable. Every one of them had a life of their own. Now, in some way, you're making food out of it, you must consume it with utmost gratitude. If you approach it with a certain sense of gratitude and reverence towards the food that you eat. When I say reverence, it may feel like too much for you, but I'm asking you. Let's say we put you in a room and you had nothing to eat for 5 days. If God appears in front of you, what will you ask for? Food. So that's how important it is. You must understand, the food on your plate is not just a substance. It is not a material. It is not a commodity. It is life. It is the life-making material for you. So, you must treat it as such. Right now, when it's on the plate, when it's out there it has no value. But the moment you consume it and it becomes your flesh and blood, now suddenly it's of immense value. Why do we live like this? It's very important, when it comes on your plate itself, you must treat it as a part of yourself. With great reverence, you must consume. Just the way you consume it, if you change that, food will behave very differently within you. This is what conscious means. If people say your consciousness has no impact on your life, only chemical structures have impact, I'm very sorry for them. Because that's not how life works. Human consciousness has a deep and profound impact on everything that we touch. Especially the food, that we are making another life as a part of ourselves. When we're doing such an act, it's very very important, we treat it with utmost gratitude and reverence.

August 9, 2020

2:28

Health tip – Touch your food and eat with your hands

Transcript: When you, when you don't touch the food, you do not know what it is. If food is not good enough to be touched, I don't know how it's good enough to be eaten. So we should not listen to our mothers, and eat with our fingers, because touching our food helps us stay in contact with it. You can, the cleanliness of your hands, is entirely in your hands. The cleanliness of the fork, is not entirely in your...

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... hands. This is true. And, nobody else, but you, have used these hands. So, there is an assurance as to how clean or not clean it is right now. The fork, you do not know who's used it, how they've used it, for what they used it. And, all they have to do is wipe it with a tissue and give it to you, and it looks pretty clean. Above all, you don't feel the food. The first thing that's been taught to us is, if food appears in front of you, to hold your hands upon the food for a few moments. Just to feel how the food is. If something appears on my plate, if I just feel this, I know what to eat and what not to eat. What I should not eat, I don't taste it and then reject it. I just don't eat. Because my hands are the first level, not tasting in the sense the tongue taste, but knowing the food. First thing is, knowing the food. You want to know a person, you guys go and shake their hands. I'm usually avoiding that. That's a good strategy. But the food that's going to become a part of you, first thing is your hands. Even if you physically don't touch it, just being conscious and being there, it clearly tells you how the food will behave within you. Whether this particular food on this particular day, should it go into you or not. Because everyday your body is not the same thing. Everyday, every moment, it's different. If you feel the food, you just know whether this food has to go into you on this day or not. If that much awareness is brought in, we don't have to go on telling people, what they should eat. Every meal they must decide what they should eat in that meal. There is no one prescription, that this is what you should eat for your life. That will feel too claustrophobic. That only this I can eat.

Transcript: When you, when you don't touch the food, you do not know what it is. If food is not good enough to be...

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... touched, I don't know how it's good enough to be eaten. So we should not listen to our mothers, and eat with our fingers, because touching our food helps us stay in contact with it. You can, the cleanliness of your hands, is entirely in your hands. The cleanliness of the fork, is not entirely in your hands. This is true. And, nobody else, but you, have used these hands. So, there is an assurance as to how clean or not clean it is right now. The fork, you do not know who's used it, how they've used it, for what they used it. And, all they have to do is wipe it with a tissue and give it to you, and it looks pretty clean. Above all, you don't feel the food. The first thing that's been taught to us is, if food appears in front of you, to hold your hands upon the food for a few moments. Just to feel how the food is. If something appears on my plate, if I just feel this, I know what to eat and what not to eat. What I should not eat, I don't taste it and then reject it. I just don't eat. Because my hands are the first level, not tasting in the sense the tongue taste, but knowing the food. First thing is, knowing the food. You want to know a person, you guys go and shake their hands. I'm usually avoiding that. That's a good strategy. But the food that's going to become a part of you, first thing is your hands. Even if you physically don't touch it, just being conscious and being there, it clearly tells you how the food will behave within you. Whether this particular food on this particular day, should it go into you or not. Because everyday your body is not the same thing. Everyday, every moment, it's different. If you feel the food, you just know whether this food has to go into you on this day or not. If that much awareness is brought in, we don't have to go on telling people, what they should eat. Every meal they must decide what they should eat in that meal. There is no one prescription, that this is what you should eat for your life. That will feel too claustrophobic. That only this I can eat.

August 8, 2020

3:03

Intermittent Fasting – When to eat and how many times in a day

Transcript: Empty stomach and hunger, are two different things. Hunger means your energy levels are dropping, but empty stomach is a good thing. In the yogic sciences, today modern science also is coming in line with it. But what we know by our experience, you will spend a billion dollars to come there. Because research is all about how many million dollars, that's how it is. Your body and your brain, work at...

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... its best only when your stomach is empty. So we always make sure, we eat in such a way, how much ever we eat, our stomach must be always empty within 2-2.5 hours time, maximum. So we go to bed hungry, always. People think they cannot sleep. They can sleep. And, I've seen hundreds and thousands of people who just become healthy and well, simply because they're not fueling up all the time and the tank is spilling. If you come to our ashram, all the people there, who are physically immensely active, eat 10 O' clock in the morning, 7 O' clock in the evening. Two meals. How many doctors have been telling me that they will die of malnourishment. This will happen, that will happen. You must do this, you must do that. I eat only one meal a day, most of the days. One big meal I eat, and that's it. And doctors telling me, "No, no, Sadhguru. The way you're travelling, this will happen, that will happen. You must eat at least once in four hours. Something you must eat." I said, "Leave me alone, I'm doing fine." But now, a big university, in America comes up with this called 'intermittent fasting'. It's not nonsense, it's good. But, they re-discovered something that we have known forever. Now, everybody is saying there must be a 16 hour gap, then all your ailments will go away. What the hell were we saying all these thousands of years?

Transcript: Empty stomach and hunger, are two different things. Hunger means your energy levels are dropping, but...

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... empty stomach is a good thing. In the yogic sciences, today modern science also is coming in line with it. But what we know by our experience, you will spend a billion dollars to come there. Because research is all about how many million dollars, that's how it is. Your body and your brain, work at its best only when your stomach is empty. So we always make sure, we eat in such a way, how much ever we eat, our stomach must be always empty within 2-2.5 hours time, maximum. So we go to bed hungry, always. People think they cannot sleep. They can sleep. And, I've seen hundreds and thousands of people who just become healthy and well, simply because they're not fueling up all the time and the tank is spilling. If you come to our ashram, all the people there, who are physically immensely active, eat 10 O' clock in the morning, 7 O' clock in the evening. Two meals. How many doctors have been telling me that they will die of malnourishment. This will happen, that will happen. You must do this, you must do that. I eat only one meal a day, most of the days. One big meal I eat, and that's it. And doctors telling me, "No, no, Sadhguru. The way you're travelling, this will happen, that will happen. You must eat at least once in four hours. Something you must eat." I said, "Leave me alone, I'm doing fine." But now, a big university, in America comes up with this called 'intermittent fasting'. It's not nonsense, it's good. But, they re-discovered something that we have known forever. Now, everybody is saying there must be a 16 hour gap, then all your ailments will go away. What the hell were we saying all these thousands of years?

August 7, 2020

2:33

Health Tip – Tremendous health benefits of one glass of this juice everyday

Transcript: Particularly some of the things were very, very positive are the ashgourd. The ashgourd is very, very highly positive. You, I think these days you're only hanging it in front of your house or breaking at three corners of the road and giving it to the buffalo but you are not eating it. No, this is to be eaten. Because the vegetable has such high pranik energy, you put it in front of your home so that...

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... there is nice energy. But if there's so much energy to it, isn't it good to put it into you? It's good to put it into you, especially if you consume, there are many experiments on this. If you consume a glass of ashgourd juice everyday, the number of cancerous cells in your body will dramatically come down. And you will see, clearly, the sharpness of your intellect will enhance itself. Especially children must drink ashgourd juice. Daily consumption of ashgourd, you will see distinctly your mind seems to be clearer and sharper. This will be noticeable within a few weeks of consumption of ashgourd. You will see, morning you drink coffee, it gives you energy with agitation. You drink a glass of ashgourd juice, it gives you enormous amount of energy, at the same time it keeps you very, very calm. One should consume it as much as you can. But those of you who are asthmatic or susceptible to colds and coughs, such people, if you consume ashgourd juice you may immediately have colds because it cools the system. So if such a problem is there, such people should always add a little bit of honey or pepper to ashgourd juice and consume it. This will neutralize the cooling effect of the ashgourd to some extent.

Transcript: Particularly some of the things were very, very positive are the ashgourd. The ashgourd is very, very...

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... highly positive. You, I think these days you're only hanging it in front of your house or breaking at three corners of the road and giving it to the buffalo but you are not eating it. No, this is to be eaten. Because the vegetable has such high pranik energy, you put it in front of your home so that there is nice energy. But if there's so much energy to it, isn't it good to put it into you? It's good to put it into you, especially if you consume, there are many experiments on this. If you consume a glass of ashgourd juice everyday, the number of cancerous cells in your body will dramatically come down. And you will see, clearly, the sharpness of your intellect will enhance itself. Especially children must drink ashgourd juice. Daily consumption of ashgourd, you will see distinctly your mind seems to be clearer and sharper. This will be noticeable within a few weeks of consumption of ashgourd. You will see, morning you drink coffee, it gives you energy with agitation. You drink a glass of ashgourd juice, it gives you enormous amount of energy, at the same time it keeps you very, very calm. One should consume it as much as you can. But those of you who are asthmatic or susceptible to colds and coughs, such people, if you consume ashgourd juice you may immediately have colds because it cools the system. So if such a problem is there, such people should always add a little bit of honey or pepper to ashgourd juice and consume it. This will neutralize the cooling effect of the ashgourd to some extent.

July 24, 2020

3:37

Eating non-vegetarian food will manifest animal qualities in you

Transcript: See the food consumption has been looked at very carefully in this country. If you just bring this back, the world will be healthy. You understand? Here we have identified different type people, what they should eat. If you're doing menial jobs, how you should eat. If you're doing trading, how you should eat. If you're into spiritual process, how you should eat. If you're into education, how you should...

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... eat. Why this is, is each person needs a different type of building of the body. You want to run 100m next to Mr. Bolt, what kind of food you should eat. You just want to work in Delhi, what kind of food you should eat. You want to think in a certain way, what kind of food you should eat. For all these we have very clear prescriptions. Now when it comes to food, what it means is, we're taking another life. Whatever that is, it may be plant life, animal life, whatever. You're taking another life, ingesting it, and you have to make it your life. That's the whole thing. What is your life, what is that life. If you look at it, all life on this planet is coming from the earth. This body is also the same soil, this is also same soil, if there is a earthworm that is also the same soil. But see how it has become, how this has become, how that has become. If I give you, you like a mango or a banana? Mango. Ya, I know, you're ruling the state right now. Now if you eat a mango, this mango becomes a woman in you. If I eat a mango, the same mango becomes a man in me. If a cow eats a mango, the same mango becomes a cow in the cow. Why is this happening? There is a certain information, or software, in you. Whatever you eat, it transforms into a woman. If I eat, it transforms into a man. If a cow eats, that becomes a cow. So every life is happening the way it is happening because of a certain dimension of information, or in modern terminology let's call it software. There is a certain software, which is an arrangement of information. Now the idea is to eat as simple a software as possible. If you eat that kind of life which is a very simple software, your ability to override that software and make it entirely a part of you is very good. As that software gets complex, more and more complex, your ability to integrate it goes down. So especially if it's a creature which has some sense of thought and emotion, if it has emotion then you should not eat it. This is the understanding. An animal which has any emotion displays certain emotions especially if it displays emotion which is near to human emotion, you should not eat it because it will not integrate itself. That animal nature will start manifesting itself.

Transcript: See the food consumption has been looked at very carefully in this country. If you just bring this back,...

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... the world will be healthy. You understand? Here we have identified different type people, what they should eat. If you're doing menial jobs, how you should eat. If you're doing trading, how you should eat. If you're into spiritual process, how you should eat. If you're into education, how you should eat. Why this is, is each person needs a different type of building of the body. You want to run 100m next to Mr. Bolt, what kind of food you should eat. You just want to work in Delhi, what kind of food you should eat. You want to think in a certain way, what kind of food you should eat. For all these we have very clear prescriptions. Now when it comes to food, what it means is, we're taking another life. Whatever that is, it may be plant life, animal life, whatever. You're taking another life, ingesting it, and you have to make it your life. That's the whole thing. What is your life, what is that life. If you look at it, all life on this planet is coming from the earth. This body is also the same soil, this is also same soil, if there is a earthworm that is also the same soil. But see how it has become, how this has become, how that has become. If I give you, you like a mango or a banana? Mango. Ya, I know, you're ruling the state right now. Now if you eat a mango, this mango becomes a woman in you. If I eat a mango, the same mango becomes a man in me. If a cow eats a mango, the same mango becomes a cow in the cow. Why is this happening? There is a certain information, or software, in you. Whatever you eat, it transforms into a woman. If I eat, it transforms into a man. If a cow eats, that becomes a cow. So every life is happening the way it is happening because of a certain dimension of information, or in modern terminology let's call it software. There is a certain software, which is an arrangement of information. Now the idea is to eat as simple a software as possible. If you eat that kind of life which is a very simple software, your ability to override that software and make it entirely a part of you is very good. As that software gets complex, more and more complex, your ability to integrate it goes down. So especially if it's a creature which has some sense of thought and emotion, if it has emotion then you should not eat it. This is the understanding. An animal which has any emotion displays certain emotions especially if it displays emotion which is near to human emotion, you should not eat it because it will not integrate itself. That animal nature will start manifesting itself.

July 22, 2020

3:22

Eating food during eclipse is harmful for health

Synopsis: During an interaction someone asked Sadhguru - "Sadhguru, you may not be aware of this, but in the last few days after the eclipse, there have been lot of people on social media referring to your observation that food becomes unfit for consumption during [solar or lunar] eclipse. They are saying, they had food and they did not die.. they are even calling you superstitious and unscientific. So, just...

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... wanted your views on this".

Synopsis: During an interaction someone asked Sadhguru - "Sadhguru, you may not be aware of this, but in the last...

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... few days after the eclipse, there have been lot of people on social media referring to your observation that food becomes unfit for consumption during [solar or lunar] eclipse. They are saying, they had food and they did not die.. they are even calling you superstitious and unscientific. So, just wanted your views on this".

June 20, 2020

4:08

Excess consumption of water can be dangerous

Transcript: If you don’t feel thirsty, if you don’t drink water, nothing is going to happen. You are going to be fine. It’s only in America you will die if you don’t drink water. Nowhere else do people simply drink water. When they get thirsty they drink water, otherwise they are fine. Even in a desert. It’s only in America, in cold climates, everybody is carrying a bottle and sipping continuously because...

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... the marketing machines have done this to them. That they must drink lots of water, excessive consumption of water. Especially if it’s done in small sips, the body absorbs. When it absorbs the sodium levels, which are very delicately balanced, will drop. Rest of the body also is affected, but may not be noticeable. But in the brain, sodium levels dropping, will lead to swelling of the brain. This does not mean that your brain is growing. Swelling means it's a kind of sickness okay? Not expansion of the brain. It’s swelling up because of lack of sodium content. So because there is not enough sodium, more water goes into the brain trying to supply the required sodium to keep the balance. So more water in your brain means you will slosh - psychological imbalances will come. See, if you drink lots of water at one go, the body will decide, how much to absorb, and how much to throw out. But if you keep sipping through the day, the body kind of gets deceived and tends to absorb more water than it should. But let’s say right now you drink two litres of water. All of it is not going to go into the system. What is needed, it will take, the rest of it will be shunted out. Nobody needs to drink water simply because you think it is a good thing to do. When you feel thirsty, you must drink water. Just to ensure you are drinking enough, drink 10% more than what you actually need. Couple of cups more, just to ensure that you don’t drink less. You have a certain amount of time before you can drink, that it is not an emergency. At the same time, when you need water, when you are thirsty and you don’t drink, it will cause damage to the system. The damage to the heart is immense when the water that is needed is not is not there in the system. But when I say water, it is not about drinking liquid water. You must eat high water content foods. If you eat a fruit, it is nearly 90% water. Vegetables and other things are over 70% water. When you consume food, at least it must be level with the percentage of water content in your own body. So any food that you eat should be at least 70% water content. This is why vegetables, fruits must be part of your diet so that it is there.

Transcript: If you don’t feel thirsty, if you don’t drink water, nothing is going to happen. You are going to...

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... be fine. It’s only in America you will die if you don’t drink water. Nowhere else do people simply drink water. When they get thirsty they drink water, otherwise they are fine. Even in a desert. It’s only in America, in cold climates, everybody is carrying a bottle and sipping continuously because the marketing machines have done this to them. That they must drink lots of water, excessive consumption of water. Especially if it’s done in small sips, the body absorbs. When it absorbs the sodium levels, which are very delicately balanced, will drop. Rest of the body also is affected, but may not be noticeable. But in the brain, sodium levels dropping, will lead to swelling of the brain. This does not mean that your brain is growing. Swelling means it's a kind of sickness okay? Not expansion of the brain. It’s swelling up because of lack of sodium content. So because there is not enough sodium, more water goes into the brain trying to supply the required sodium to keep the balance. So more water in your brain means you will slosh - psychological imbalances will come. See, if you drink lots of water at one go, the body will decide, how much to absorb, and how much to throw out. But if you keep sipping through the day, the body kind of gets deceived and tends to absorb more water than it should. But let’s say right now you drink two litres of water. All of it is not going to go into the system. What is needed, it will take, the rest of it will be shunted out. Nobody needs to drink water simply because you think it is a good thing to do. When you feel thirsty, you must drink water. Just to ensure you are drinking enough, drink 10% more than what you actually need. Couple of cups more, just to ensure that you don’t drink less. You have a certain amount of time before you can drink, that it is not an emergency. At the same time, when you need water, when you are thirsty and you don’t drink, it will cause damage to the system. The damage to the heart is immense when the water that is needed is not is not there in the system. But when I say water, it is not about drinking liquid water. You must eat high water content foods. If you eat a fruit, it is nearly 90% water. Vegetables and other things are over 70% water. When you consume food, at least it must be level with the percentage of water content in your own body. So any food that you eat should be at least 70% water content. This is why vegetables, fruits must be part of your diet so that it is there.

June 4, 2020

3:37

The temperature at which you drink water has an impact on you

Transcript: In America everybody drinks water with ¾ of the tumbler being full with ice cubes. Now what I say will be unpopular. In the yogic culture, if you are a yogi, if you are on the path of inner transformation, if you want to transform your system to another dimension of possibility then you drink water only which is within 4 degrees variation, upward and downward. That is, your normal body temperature...

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... is somewhere around 36 degree centigrade, so you can drink upto 40 degrees or 32 degrees. This is the best way to consume. If you are a student, that is, you want to absorb knowledge, you are not looking for transformation, you are only interested in absorbing knowledge, then you must drink within 8 degrees variation. That is, you can drink upto 44 degrees and 28 degrees. If you are a householder, who is not interested in any transformation, or learning, you just want to manage your wife and children and husband, that is all your thing is. Then you can drink upto 12 degrees of variation from both sides. Beyond that, is not conducive for anybody. So, that is an unpopular thing to say, but it’s important that whatever you consume is somewhere in the range of the body temperature. Not too far away from that, because it will disturb the way the water within the system behaves by consuming water or any substance which is very very far away from the body temperature. I know the ice cream loving people will scream at me now. I’m just telling you the ideal conditions. How many of you want to live in the ideal range or being conscious of it wherever possible. Staying there is a good thing to do.

Transcript: In America everybody drinks water with ¾ of the tumbler being full with ice cubes. Now what I say will...

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... be unpopular. In the yogic culture, if you are a yogi, if you are on the path of inner transformation, if you want to transform your system to another dimension of possibility then you drink water only which is within 4 degrees variation, upward and downward. That is, your normal body temperature is somewhere around 36 degree centigrade, so you can drink upto 40 degrees or 32 degrees. This is the best way to consume. If you are a student, that is, you want to absorb knowledge, you are not looking for transformation, you are only interested in absorbing knowledge, then you must drink within 8 degrees variation. That is, you can drink upto 44 degrees and 28 degrees. If you are a householder, who is not interested in any transformation, or learning, you just want to manage your wife and children and husband, that is all your thing is. Then you can drink upto 12 degrees of variation from both sides. Beyond that, is not conducive for anybody. So, that is an unpopular thing to say, but it’s important that whatever you consume is somewhere in the range of the body temperature. Not too far away from that, because it will disturb the way the water within the system behaves by consuming water or any substance which is very very far away from the body temperature. I know the ice cream loving people will scream at me now. I’m just telling you the ideal conditions. How many of you want to live in the ideal range or being conscious of it wherever possible. Staying there is a good thing to do.

June 3, 2020

2:33

Water handled with negative emotions becomes poison

Transcript: So the water today, we know about it in so many ways. In India - teerth. In every temple there is a teerth because water is capable of memory and intelligence. Today much research has gone into this. Every molecule of water, water molecules which gather and make into water cells, have phenomenal capability to remember things. Everything that happens around the water, it remembers. Everything that it...

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... comes in contact with, it remembers. It is alive. It is alive and intelligent. Water behaves just about the same way as the human nervous system behaves. If you take this water and just look at it with a certain emotion, immediately the molecular structure will change. If you look at it with a different kind of emotion, it will change differently. It is no more your grandmother talk. Even today in traditional Southern Indian homes, if you go and see, water is kept like a deity. With vibhuti, with scared ash smeared on it. And properly worshipped, everyday it is worshipped before you drink, because we’ve always been conscious that water has memory and if it has memory of the right things it will do the right things within you. If it has memory of the wrong things, it will do wrong things within you. I just came to some house in Coimbatore. It’s part of the Indian tradition that if somebody comes home the first thing is always, the first form of welcome is a glass of water. Always. So this lady brought a glass of water on a tray. I looked at her, she looked like Kali to me. Have you heard of Kali? All of you? The non-Indian people, you heard of Kali? Kali is a terrible form of Goddess, tongue hanging out, blood oozing everywhere, and all that. So I said, you are looking like Kali today. I don’t want to drink this water. Then I said, okay, you sip the water first. That means, she thinks that I am using her as a food taster. She sips it and she says, it’s good water. What she means by that is, I have not poisoned it. I said you don’t have to poison it the way you are is enough. Just give it to me a moment. She gave the water to me. I just held it in my hands for one minute and gave it to her. I said, drink it. She drank it and burst into tears and started crying loudly. “It is sweet! It is sweet!” she is crying. I said, that’s all it is. This is all your damn life is all about. You can either turn in sweet or make it poisonous - it’s up to you.

Transcript: So the water today, we know about it in so many ways. In India - teerth. In every temple there is a teerth...

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... because water is capable of memory and intelligence. Today much research has gone into this. Every molecule of water, water molecules which gather and make into water cells, have phenomenal capability to remember things. Everything that happens around the water, it remembers. Everything that it comes in contact with, it remembers. It is alive. It is alive and intelligent. Water behaves just about the same way as the human nervous system behaves. If you take this water and just look at it with a certain emotion, immediately the molecular structure will change. If you look at it with a different kind of emotion, it will change differently. It is no more your grandmother talk. Even today in traditional Southern Indian homes, if you go and see, water is kept like a deity. With vibhuti, with scared ash smeared on it. And properly worshipped, everyday it is worshipped before you drink, because we’ve always been conscious that water has memory and if it has memory of the right things it will do the right things within you. If it has memory of the wrong things, it will do wrong things within you. I just came to some house in Coimbatore. It’s part of the Indian tradition that if somebody comes home the first thing is always, the first form of welcome is a glass of water. Always. So this lady brought a glass of water on a tray. I looked at her, she looked like Kali to me. Have you heard of Kali? All of you? The non-Indian people, you heard of Kali? Kali is a terrible form of Goddess, tongue hanging out, blood oozing everywhere, and all that. So I said, you are looking like Kali today. I don’t want to drink this water. Then I said, okay, you sip the water first. That means, she thinks that I am using her as a food taster. She sips it and she says, it’s good water. What she means by that is, I have not poisoned it. I said you don’t have to poison it the way you are is enough. Just give it to me a moment. She gave the water to me. I just held it in my hands for one minute and gave it to her. I said, drink it. She drank it and burst into tears and started crying loudly. “It is sweet! It is sweet!” she is crying. I said, that’s all it is. This is all your damn life is all about. You can either turn in sweet or make it poisonous - it’s up to you.

June 2, 2020

3:24

What is the right food for our body?


May 31, 2020

3:38

Is killing animals for food morally right?

Synopsis: Is killing animals for meat unethical? But even plants have life, so is killing them for food ok? In this insightful talk, Sadhguru shares his views on whether non vegetarian food is akin to cruelty and violence and morally wrong?

Synopsis: Is killing animals for meat unethical? But even plants have life, so is killing them for food ok? In...

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... this insightful talk, Sadhguru shares his views on whether non vegetarian food is akin to cruelty and violence and morally wrong?

October 16, 2019

04:59

The right way to do intermittent fasting – for better health

Synopsis: Indian Yogic wisdom has always prescribed fasting as a way for health and well being. Infact, there are many rituals and religious practices in India built around this. But its only recently in 2016 that the modern medicine has recognized the power of this wisdom, when Japanese cell biologist Yoshinori Ohsumi was awarded the Nobel Prize for his research on how cells recycle and renew their content,...

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... a process called Autophagy. As Sadhguru says - "Hunger and Empty Stomach are two different things - Your stomach must be empty for your body to heal itself. This has been known to Indian Yogis since ancient time". But how many meals a day should one have and what's an ideal gap in between meals? Is eating frequently really a good thing as modern medicine would have you believe? Watch in detail as Sadhguru explains the power of fasting.

Synopsis: Indian Yogic wisdom has always prescribed fasting as a way for health and well being. Infact, there are...

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... many rituals and religious practices in India built around this. But its only recently in 2016 that the modern medicine has recognized the power of this wisdom, when Japanese cell biologist Yoshinori Ohsumi was awarded the Nobel Prize for his research on how cells recycle and renew their content, a process called Autophagy. As Sadhguru says - "Hunger and Empty Stomach are two different things - Your stomach must be empty for your body to heal itself. This has been known to Indian Yogis since ancient time". But how many meals a day should one have and what's an ideal gap in between meals? Is eating frequently really a good thing as modern medicine would have you believe? Watch in detail as Sadhguru explains the power of fasting.

September 27, 2019

08:58

What to eat – to stay alert, focused and efficient

Synopsis: What is the right food to eat? In response to a question by a student, Sadhguru explains the impact of food on human system. Elaborating on the human digestion process, he tells us the right kind of food to eat to sleep less, stay alert, focused and efficient.

Synopsis: What is the right food to eat? In response to a question by a student, Sadhguru explains the impact of...

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... food on human system. Elaborating on the human digestion process, he tells us the right kind of food to eat to sleep less, stay alert, focused and efficient.

February 15, 2019

11:53

Can Neem (Azadirachta Indica) help prevent cancer?

Synopsis: Since 5000 years, Neem, a medicinal herb, has been an integral part of traditional remedies in the Indian Ayurvedic system of medicine. On the eve of World Cancer day, Sadhguru explains how Neem can be used in fight against cancer.

Synopsis: Since 5000 years, Neem, a medicinal herb, has been an integral part of traditional remedies in the Indian...

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... Ayurvedic system of medicine. On the eve of World Cancer day, Sadhguru explains how Neem can be used in fight against cancer.

February 4, 2019

3:55

Why you should not consume food during the lunar eclipse?

Synopsis: Sadhguru explains that during the lunar eclipse, one can see all the 28 phases of the moon. So, in a subtle way, what happens during a month, happens during the lunar eclipse. This has an impact on food, especially cooked food. It will deteriorate very quickly. Sadhguru performs an experiment with the rudraksha mala demonstrate this!

Synopsis: Sadhguru explains that during the lunar eclipse, one can see all the 28 phases of the moon. So, in a...

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... subtle way, what happens during a month, happens during the lunar eclipse. This has an impact on food, especially cooked food. It will deteriorate very quickly. Sadhguru performs an experiment with the rudraksha mala demonstrate this!

July 26, 2018

4:24

How to save yourself from cancer?

Synopsis: During a talk with famous bollywood celebrity Manisha Koirala, Sadhguru explains the physiology of how cancer develops in the human body and how Yogic sciences provide a very simple and effective remedy to prevent it.

Synopsis: During a talk with famous bollywood celebrity Manisha Koirala, Sadhguru explains the physiology of how...

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... cancer develops in the human body and how Yogic sciences provide a very simple and effective remedy to prevent it.

October 2, 2016

03:57

Why consuming food during eclipses is harmful?

Synopsis: In India, traditionally it is well known that one should not prepare or eat during the eclipse. Modern societies dismiss this as mere superstition. In this talk Sadhguru elaborates on the scientific reasons why cooking or consuming food during eclipse is bad for health.

Synopsis: In India, traditionally it is well known that one should not prepare or eat during the eclipse. Modern...

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... societies dismiss this as mere superstition. In this talk Sadhguru elaborates on the scientific reasons why cooking or consuming food during eclipse is bad for health.

April 3, 2015

09:21

The right food to eat to keep you awake and alert

Sadhguru explains that our the building block for our body is the food that we consume. The food that we eat should depend on our activity. A laborer, an athlete, a spiritual seeker, a software engineer and a student - they should all choose certain kind of food suitable for their activity. Sadhguru says - "Ask the body – not your tongue – what kind of food it is most comfortable with." Sadhguru tells us that in yogic system, food is classified as tamas, rajas and sattva. In terms of quality of food, vegetarian food is better than non-vegetarian food. Sadhguru also explains that coffee and tea, being nervous stimulants, though will make you feel alert and awake initially - but they will dull your nervous system and make you insensitive. Just by eating the right food, one can remain healthy and altert!

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September 27, 2020

14 min read

Health Benefits of Fasting

The medical science today is realizing the health benefits of fasting - something which was always know and practiced in Indian Yogic culture. Many Indian rituals and religious practices were built around this to spread this knowledge. There are days when human body does not need food - if one is conscious and has developed necessary awareness of how human body functions, one will know the days when body is telling you - it does not need food. It wants to cleanse itself, repair and maintain itself and remove toxins - but we don't allow that to happen by constantly stuffing food. Fasting is a great way to rejuvenate the body, improve health and cure many a diseases. But there is certain way of doing fasting otherwise it could do more harm. Find out more as Sadhguru explains the benefits of fasting.

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July 23, 2020

4 min read

What Is The Right Intermittent Fasting Plan?

Sadhguru says - "Your body and your brain work at their best only when your stomach is empty". One of the reasons why people have so much inertia is that they are eating more than what is needed. Sadhguru suggests - "If you are over 30 years of age, two good meals a day will suffice – one in the morning and one in the evening. There must be three hours after the evening meal, before you go to bed". If you ensure that there is a minimum eight hour gap between two meals, you will see that in six weeks time, almost 50% of your health problems will go away!

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March 19, 2020

5 min read

How to Keep Your Body Healthy

Only if you keep your body well, healthy and comfortable, you will be encouraged to go further in life. Unfortunately most people today feel that body means pain. But it need not be pain, body can be very beautiful. Sadhguru says - "Just with the right food, practices and a little change in attitude, you will see this body becomes a miracle".

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December 21, 2019

3 min read

Fruit Diet For a Healthy Body

The efficacy of any machine depends on how easily the fuel burns. For the human system, fruits are most easily digestible. It is best to eat locally produced seasonal fruits. Going on a fruit diet can make you very alive and active. Sadhguru says - "Whether you want to use your brainpower or be engaged in physical activity, fruit will work perfectly well". At least 30% of your diet should be fruits. And, if one goes on a total fruit diet, it is important to eat slowly, and consciously ensure that you ingest enough quantity.

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December 20, 2019

6 min read

Is It Ok To Snack Between Meals?

What should be the minimum gap between two meals, and why? When does the Mind and Body function optimally - on full stomach or empty stomach? Is there any co-relation between unclean colon and psychological problems? If so, what is the best way to keep the colon clean?

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December 15, 2018

9 min read

Why Do I Find My Education Pointless?

Our education system was built for obedience to provide clerks for her majesty's service. A fundamental change needs to come in the education policy. Not every child needs to go into academic education. Few can do that, and other need to learn other skills, for their own well-being and for the well-being of the society at large. But right now, if a farmer takes his child to the field, then he can be arrested for child labor! Then how will the skill of farming get passed on? Who will grow our food in the next generation? So structural changes in education system are needed.

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September 27, 2018

5 min read

How Can We Transform Indian Farming?

The basis of human civilization is its ability to do agriculture. Transforming mud into food is agriculture. India has over 12,000 years of history of doing agriculture. Sadhguru tells us - around 300 years ago, India was the most industrialized nation on the planet. It is only when the British destroyed it, that people moved into agriculture for subsistence. At the time of independence 77% of the population was into agriculture, and still about 60%. This is an inefficient way - and we need to move them into other trades, crafts and skills. Because in the last 50 years, farmers have moved from subsistence farming to cash crops, their nourishment levels of dropped alarmingly - this is a serious concern. So, organized agriculture at large scale is needed on priority.

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September 15, 2018

7 min read

You Should Only Eat Locally Grown Food

All life, including the human system at a deeper level, is impacted by the location. So, being in different parts of the world, will make the body competent in different ways. In India for e.g., it largely makes people inward focused. In terms of food, Sadhguru says - "In yoga, the prescription for eating food is the distance a man can walk in a day". So, you should eat from within this radius. The body will work best of the food you consume comes from the area you live in.

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October 6, 2017

5 min read

What is The Ideal Temperature of Drinking Water?

Sadhguru says - "This may be an unpopular thing to say, but it is important that whatever you consume is not too far away from the body temperature". The temperature at which you should consume water varies as per your activity. He shares the appropriate temperature range for a spiritual seeker, a student and a householder. Sadhguru also tells us that its best that the water be heated using solar energies. If that is not possible, Sadhguru suggests options. But, it should not be heated in a microwave.

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May 1, 2017

3 min read

How To Eat ‘Right’?

Sadhguru tells us that food is like fuel for the human system. To choose the right fuel, Sadhguru explains, you must know what kind of machine you are. He discusses many aspects of eating for health and vitality, like consume within how much time of cooking, what to eat, when to fast etc. But Sadhguru also warns us not to make food into a religion!

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January 24, 2017

7 min read

The right food to eat to keep you awake and alert

Sadhguru explains that our the building block for our body is…

September 27, 2020

14 min read

Health Benefits of Fasting

The medical science today is realizing the health benefits of fasting…

July 23, 2020

4 min read

What Is The Right Intermittent Fasting Plan?

Sadhguru says - "Your body and your brain work at their…

March 19, 2020

5 min read

How to Keep Your Body Healthy

Only if you keep your body well, healthy and comfortable, you…

December 21, 2019

3 min read

Fruit Diet For a Healthy Body

The efficacy of any machine depends on how easily the fuel…

December 20, 2019

6 min read

Is It Ok To Snack Between Meals?

What should be the minimum gap between two meals, and why?…

December 15, 2018

9 min read

Why Do I Find My Education Pointless?

Our education system was built for obedience to provide clerks for…

September 27, 2018

5 min read

How Can We Transform Indian Farming?

The basis of human civilization is its ability to do agriculture.…

September 15, 2018

7 min read

You Should Only Eat Locally Grown Food

All life, including the human system at a deeper level, is…

October 6, 2017

5 min read

What is The Ideal Temperature of Drinking Water?

Sadhguru says - "This may be an unpopular thing to say,…

May 1, 2017

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How To Eat ‘Right’?

Sadhguru tells us that food is like fuel for the human…

January 24, 2017

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