Would love to hear people's thoughts on how the differences between Vegetarian and Paleo diets impact their yogic path. Specifically I am interested in their experience and research they have come across that deals with how certain kinds of food facilitates various states of consciousness.
this may be 'out there for some'...no problem, feel free to delete. but for those who are interested in such things, I am interested in your thoughts.
first, it is clear that various peoples who eat paleo have developed spiritual states in themselves. this shamanic tradition is important to note. And it seems that the practice of vegitarianism may facilitate what the yogic traditions call a 'sattvic' state of consciouseness: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sattvic_diet
...do people find that they have accessed this on a continual basis as a yogic practitioner (not just postures, but meditative states that carry through off their mat or cushion).
On another note, I came across this a few years ago: http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/220/testosterone
it tells a story of a guy who lost all of his testosterone and it sounds very much like a state of Samadhi or Kensho experience. ...makes me wonder if having the privilidge of being able to sit in a cave or in a monastery for a decade...not having to live a paleo way...may lower testosterone and facilitate this kind of 'sattvic' state.
anyway...here is to the paleo-yoga geeks to hash out together!