Yoga Milk

My life has been inspired and motivated by Yoga, which means, virtually everything I read or see or do, has a thread relating it back to Yoga.

 

Which is why this article made perfect Yoga sense to me:

 

Chocolate Milk: The New Sports Drink

 

 

And this one:

Chocolate milk beats sports drinks for post-exercise muscle recovery

 

So how does this relate to Yoga?

 

Because of Yogi Milk.  Or at least, that’s what I call it.

 

In Ayurveda, literally, the “science of long life”, or the Yogic approach to health and longevity, there is a milk recipe used to promote strength and recovery.  I call it Yogi’s Milk or Yoga Milk because in every reference I have found for it, it is recommend for the Yogi – one dedicated to Hatha and Raja Yoga – to assist them in both practices (physical and meditational, respectively).

 

So what is Yoga Milk?

 

Its 2 cups of milk, 1 tablespoon of ghee, and 1 teaspoon of cumin (seed or powder).  Simply sauté the cumin in ghee until the aroma is released (about 30 seconds), then add this to a blender, where the milk is.  Switch it on, blend and enjoy!

 

So when would you drink this?

 

Well, there is a great deal of conversation about eating or not-eating before a work out; and some sound science to promote both ideas.  For me, it comes down to body constitution.  Simply put: some people can eat before working out, and some cannot not.

 

Often, those who cannot, experience dizziness or weakness; and for those, Yoga Milk may be a way to overcome that.

 

Likewise, Yoga Milk – akin to the chocolate milk in the articles above – can be used post workout.  I for one have done so with success.  But hey .. that’s my body type, so it’s best to try it our for yourself!

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