A vegetarian (or even vegan) diet is often suggested to yogis, people who practice yoga. Does veganism have any positive effect on the practice of yoga, compared to a vegetarian or omnivorous diet? Why? Is it for spiritual (e.g. karma) reasons, or something related to body flexibility, etc.?

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    You might want to clarify what you mean by yoga, since if I'm not wrong it has a very broad meaning in its culture of origin...
    – Zanna
    Commented Feb 22, 2017 at 21:35
  • @Zanna I didn't know about that.. could you tell more?
    – Attilio
    Commented Feb 24, 2017 at 3:58
  • See here - I think you mean hatha yoga?
    – Zanna
    Commented Feb 24, 2017 at 6:03
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    I still don't understand if you are looking for answers about the sport (many people practice it purely for the physical results) or the spiritual practice.
    – Ramon Melo
    Commented Feb 25, 2017 at 10:27

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As some people suggested in comments, yoga is very broad term. You are probably referring to physical activity of stretching in variety of poses. For a person practicing yoga, becoming vegan part of yoga itself. It has positive effects on your body so it has to have positive effects on your yoga and well being. It's simply very natural to become free of animal products (if one has the chance). Everyone might have different reasons which have convinced them at first to change diet. But I would just argue, that it is natural process of a person seeking better self.

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