Most people are entirely human. Not me. I’m 15 per cent weapons-grade titanium—the result of two artificial hips. Walk through an airport scanner and I light up every machine for yards around. Bored security personnel rise from their semi-slumber. Homeland Security goes to DEFCON 4. While they’re busy frisking me, my husband Nick smuggles all our raw food through security.
My doctor told me I’d never be able to stand on one leg, my balance being forever impaired. I’d never be able to bend more than 90 degrees at the hip, they said. And I’d definitely have a “bad back,” said the doctor, because of the severe limp I’d endured for more than 40 years of my life.
Today at 59, I'm at my best and I haven't seen my orthopedist since my hip replacement surgery, in 2001.
The more I learned about yoga the more convinced I became that a yoga practice has to be an integrated part of my raw food lifestyle. For example, if ligaments or other fibrous connective tissues are shortened as a result of injury or inactivity, raw food will definitely make stretching easier.
On the other hand, there are many people who do yoga regularly yet still struggle to achieve their optimal weight. Adopting a raw food diet will make a world of difference in that situation. Both practices—yoga and the raw food lifestyle—have their limits. Great as the benefits of each may be, they’re finite benefits. For the best possible results, use them in tandem.
Raw food will make your constriction less rigid, but it is yoga that will stretch your tissue. Raw food furnishes the body with the best material for optimal health. Yoga helps the body to make the most of it.
Yoga and the raw food diet are similar in the ways they make you feel. Yoga books describe the same euphoric experiences I have found in the raw food diet. Yoga and raw food diets are alike—liberating, energizing, and exhilarating. Each practice complements the other, multiplying the same physical and mental benefits.
What should you eat and how often to increase your flexibility? I suggest you begin with reading these articles.
Yoga and the raw foods are both meant for purification of your body as well as for the refinement of your appearance and clarification of your mind. You’ll find it startling the resulting enhancement in your looks, improvement in your posture, and your better skin and muscle tone. You’ll feel your vitality brought about by yoga practice, soar to a new lofty height.