In Yoga and Veganism, Sharon Gannon offers a perspective on the connection between yoga, ahimsa (a respect for all living beings), and nonviolence and a healthy vegan lifestyle.
Yoga and Veganism is an exploration into the Yoga Sutras of Patañjali to discover why and how a vegan diet is the diet of enlightenment. In this collection of essays, renowned yoga instructor and author Shannon Gannon investigates how the yamas of Patanjali––nonharming, truthfulness, nonstealing, continence and greedlessness––relate to veganism, what one can expect as a result of being established in the practice of each of the yamas, and the philosophy that one becomes free to live peacefully and healthily when working for the freedom of other beings. Each essay offers guidance for those seeking the path to mental and physical wellness through yoga and a vegan diet.
Sharon Gannon is changing the way that people view spirituality, life, themselves, one another, animals, and the environment. Along with David Life, she is the creator of Jivamukti Yoga method, a path to enlightenment through compassion for all beings. Blessed by her teachers Shri Brahmananda Saravati, Swami Nirmalananda, and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, she is a pioneer in teaching yoga as spiritual activism. Vegetarianism is a core principle of the Jivamukti Yoga method. The Jivamukti method has been recognized as one of the nine forms of hatha yoga practiced in the world today. Yoga Journal magazine has called her an "innovator," and Vanity Fair gives her credit for making yoga "cool" and "hip." Gannon is the author of many books and the producer of numerous yoga-related DVDs and music CDs. She is the recipient of the 2008 Compassionate Living Award. When not traveling and teaching yoga, she resides in a wild forest sanctuary in upstate New York.
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