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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