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There are many reasons a yogi will prefer organic and vegan products like Seabuckthorn. There are various levels in which a yogi will choose to nourish themselves. They are also conscious about the universal and environmental effects of food they choose to consume or use. A true yogi is sensitive about whether another being (including animals) was harmed to create a product they might use. They are also cautious about allowing toxins into their life. The pure yogic life is important to them and they don’t want to compromise.

There is actually a system in place for yogis. It’s known as the 8 limbs of yoga. This should help explain why yogis prefer organic and vegan products.

  1. What they Consume Can Interfere with Their Practice

Yoga is connected to a sense of spirituality. While it’s not a rigid religion, there are codes of ethics and morals that most yogis will prefer to live by. This includes what they allow into their bodies. It’s not a diet restriction per se.

It’s just that there is a diet we know promotes the practice of Yoga and a person’s progress in their spirituality. It is known as the Yogic Diet and it nourishes the body and the soul. Organic food ensures that no pesticides will affect a yogis diet. They are only getting the purest ingredients running through their system. This prevents illness and promotes life force.

Yogis need to keep their diet ‘light’ but filled with rich nutrients. With that being said, yogis have a sweet tooth too. Organic, vegan desserts are super delicious put have pure flours that don’t affect you. You’d be amazed at how much good stuff you can throw into a dessert you should feel guilty about.

Yogis will often sip on smoothies because they’re light in the belly, making it easy for them to practice. Special powders can be added that give yogis an exponential nutrient boost. Broccoli powder or beet powder can be added, giving the yogi the nutrients those vegetables contain.

  1. They Want to Leave a Positive Footprint Ethically

When a yogi follows the 8 limbs practices, they will be mindful about ethical practices with the outer world. Living a conscious life includes having values that allow the yogi to reach out to others. It’s also about co-existing in a positive way with others in our world. They practice;

  • Non-violence
  • Compassions
  • Love
  • Truth
  • Taking only what is offered
  • Using only what is needed.

They are also committed to preserving the vital life force energy that is around them. This is why they will prefer to buy products that are in alignment with their values. A small company that provides yogis with pure foods and products are much more desirable than a corporation whose products may not be ethical. Yogis will look for companies like Seabuckthorn who state the following:

“We are a proudly West Coast Canadian company committed  to helping conserve the earth, improve your health, and heal your skin with products made from the miracle that is Seabuckthorn.  Our goal is to contribute to human health and wellness and the fact that Seabuckthorn is an eco-hero that has the capacity to help heal the planet makes us proud to work with it as a key ingredient in all of our products.”

  1. They Value All Other Living Things

Yogis honor the preservation of all life. This includes animals. They are not enamored by trendy leather purses and they won’t be seen sporting a fur coat. This is totally against the belief of non-greed, non-collection, and non-gluttony. Yogis will opt for an organic, vegan lifestyle because they know that nothing has been harmed in order for them to thrive.

Organic foods ensure that “no plants were harmed” which means, they weren’t sprayed with chemicals. This is good for the yogi and good for the plant. Organic vegetables are grown with love. Yogis believe that plants grown with this beautiful intention will allow them to receive the positive energy they carry.

Vegan products ensure that the yogi doesn’t eat even a trace of meat in their food. Yogis traditionally are going to avoid eating meat and dairy at all costs. Going with the 8 limbs code of ethics, this would be considered against the preservation of life force. It’s just not kind to eat animals in the eyes of the yogic teachings.

Oils from the Seabuckthorn collection are 100% Vegan with no additives or carriers. They are certified organic and are the purest forms of oil available. This allows the yogi to get their source of nutrients they may be missing from their diet. The Seabuckthorn Seed Oil for example contains Omega 3, 6, and 9 plus a bunch of other vitamins. The organic, vegan mix has many way to nurture and treat ailments in the purest means possible. Instead of taking medications for anti-inflammatory issue in the body, the Seed Oil can help, along with a yoga practice. It helps the skin, cardio system and the digestive system.

The Positive Relationship with Self

Along with focusing on the outward world, the yogi also looks to develop a loving relationship with self. This means they seek purity of thought and the body which emanates into the soul. The art of being happy for no reason is also essential.

It helps when you nourish your senses with pure scents, foods, cleansing products, and healing products. It’s the little things in life. When a yogi does choose to purchase something, it will usually have some meaning to it. This includes natural, vegan soaps, salves, and skincare. They should be organic because again, it goes along with their beliefs of purity.

Seabuckthorn has an array of beauty supplies that yogis can feel good about. All of their products are;

  • Non-GMO
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-free
  • Cruelty-free
  • Eco-friendly
  • Soy-free

These mean a great deal to the practicing yogi. When a company has the same values as the yogi, it becomes a unity of beliefs. This is important to those who are mindful. Yogis want to keep their life simple, practice kindness and compassion in all aspects, and not harm any other living being. When a company that has vegan and organic products come along, it makes it easy for the yogi to get what they need to stay healthy and maintain their daily practice.

This guest post was written by Meera Watts who is a yoga teacher, entrepreneur and mom. Her writing on yoga and holistic health has appeared in Elephant Journal, Yoganonymous, OMtimes and others. She’s also the founder and owner of Siddhi Yoga International, a yoga teacher training school based in Singapore. Siddhi Yoga runs intensive, residential trainings in India (Rishikesh, Goa and Dharamshala), Indonesia (Bali)

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