I found that the cleaner I eat the clearer my spirit seems to be. I can really take in the spiritual aspect of yoga when my body isn't filled with stuff that messes with my mind.
I agree with the lentils being hard to digest and try sprouting them. What kind of hummus are you having? There tends to be a lot of fat in hummus. Whenever I have anything with a lot of fat in it I get horrible stomach problems. Maybe try making your own. I also found a brand but can't remember the name that has no oil or fat. It make my stomach feel a little better.
There's a lot of mix up with the yogic way of eating. Some people say the Ayurvedic diet is the yogic diet when they are two separate diets.
I have a friend who is an Ayurvedic consultant and cooks that way a lot. I could never eat that way than feel good doing yoga. My belly was heavy with high fat over cooked foods that were delicious but way to heavy. Heavy belly tends to equal heavy mind with me.
On the garlic and onions thing...I cut out all garlic and onions. They contain a nerotoxin. I was eating a lot of garlic for a while until I found this out. Than after a really long time of not eating any I tried it again noticing a slight headache and overall feeling of being a little off.
So chant from your soul, sway from your roots and send out your light!
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