Episode: 129

Eat Like a Yogi with Nidhi Pandya

In my studio at Aham Yoga, I have students who have some knowledge of Ayurveda and I would often get so many questions about what the role of food is. How should we really eat? How frequently should we eat and in what quantity? This is honestly a topic that I am no expert with and so I decided to invite back a past guest who is the real expert in Ayurveda, Nidhi Pandya.

Nidhi has been on the show once where she and I talked about the link between yoga and Ayurveda. She has generational Ayurvedic wisdom from her grandfather who was an Ayurvedic healer in India. She has been immersed in Ayurveda since birth and has classical Ayurveda training from the scriptures. Her strength lies in her ability to understand ancient scriptures and make them applicable to the modern world, which is why I really enjoy what Nidhi does.

Join us as we explore the role of food in our lives, the various effects different foods bring to us, and some practical tips for modern-day yoga practitioners who want to live a more holistic lifestyle.

If you have ever been curious about what eating like a yogi means and what is yoga’s relationship with food, then make sure you listen to this episode.

Eat Like a Yogi Episode Highlights:

  • The role of food in our lives according to Ayurveda
  • The three pillars of health in Ayurveda
  • The connection between the ahara (food) and prana
  • Does Ayurveda look at cooked food and raw food differently?
  • The effects of green juices and smoothies on our bodies
  • How the yogis ate and their relationship to food
  • What is a sattvic diet?
  • Does doing yoga mean one should only eat a vegetarian diet
  • Does the food we eat affect the quality of our minds and our thoughts
  • Ayurveda’s approach to the frequency of meals, what to eat, and in what quantity
  • Practical tips for modern-day yoga practitioners to live more holistically

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Nidhi Pandya

Nidhi is an Ayurvedic practitioner and carries generational Ayurvedic wisdom from her grandfather, an Ayurvedic healer from India. Besides being immersed in Ayurveda since birth, Nidhi has classical Ayurveda training from the scriptures. A TEDx speaker, teacher, writer, and practitioner, Nidhi wears many hats. You will see her work featured in publications like The Chopra Center, Shakti School, Mindbodygreen, One Commune, Google, Inde Wild, and Ranavat among other publications such as the Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Times of India, etc. Nidhi is the creator of The Inner ClimateTM, a revolutionary approach to wellness, and is currently working on two books and lives in NYC.


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