Yogi Bhajan encouraged his students to embrace a healthy, yogic lifestyle. The yogic diet he promoted includes whole, simple, fresh, nutritious food. 

The yogic diet does not include meat, fish, poultry, or eggs. You can get all the proteins, vitamins, and minerals you need without them.

A yogic diet is a balanced combination of: 

  • Fruits
  • Nuts
  • Vegetables
  • Grains
  • Legumes
  • Dairy products (except eggs)

Whole, fresh, unprocessed nutritious foods give you energy and strength. When your diet consists of nutritious and sustaining foods and you eat only what you know you can digest, then you are on your way to a healthy, happy, and holy life.

About Dairy

Dairy products—except eggs—are on the list. This is because when you practice Kundalini Yoga and Breath of Fire, it tends to eliminate mucous. Mucous keeps the breathing passages lubricated and protects the membranes. You may need to replenish the system with a certain amount of mucous, which dairy products can stimulate. If you are allergic to cow products, then try goat products, which are easier to digest.

[Note: Many of these yogic recipes come from ancient yogic tradition and some contain potent herbs, botanicals and naturally occurring ingredients which have traditionally been used to support the structure and function of the human body. Nothing in this text should be construed as medical advice. Always check with your personal physician or licensed health care practitioner before making any significant modification in your diet, and before using any of these recipes, to insure that the recipes and ingredients are appropriate for your personal health condition and consistent with any medication you may be taking.]


Garlic, Ginger and Onions - The Trinity Roots 

The process of self-healing is the privilege of every being. Self-healing is not a miracle. Self-healing is the genuine process of relationship between the physical and the infinite power of the soul.
— Yogi Bhajan
When you do not consciously relate to your body, your mind does not relate con­sciously to you.
— -Let the Liver Live, Aquarian Times, Feb/Mar 2009
As a woman you must watch your elimination system, your urine and stool. It is more important for a woman than a man. Your food should pass through the body easily and take less than eighteen hours
— Beads of Truth Winter 1992
Chew well. The stomach has no teeth.
— Aquarian Teacher Training Manual
Vegetarians don’t eat anything that had a mother.
— Kundalini Yoga: Flow of Eternal Power
You should not gobble food, because the secretion of the stomach is ordered by the pituitary and on the command of the pineal, so when you quickly fill your stomach, bloat it up immediately, and give it a shock, then it gives your body a shock for the next three hours.
— Yogi Bhajan 8/13/92
Juice fasts should be done only by someone whose body is already intrinsically strong enough to withstand the toxins that will be eliminated.
— Beads of Truth Winter 1992
YB: Blessed is that life, which lives its only liveliness and spread us the light and takes away the darkness of all surroundings, by touch, by word, by strength, by sight, by self. May the blessed soul be honored in the court of God and exalted in the court of the man and serve the planet Earth, with a definite leap and light of the Mother Earth and Heavenly Father. Bless this day, bless this day, bless this day for all to follow, in sample in example and in ecstasy. May peace prevail, may mankind live in absolute joy and happiness and may we understand each other in trust and affection, Sat Nam
— Yogi Bhajan - after class prayer April 7, 1993