Ashtanga Yoga: Do I need to have a veggie diet for yoga practice?
Unless you want a pig to eat your child, you better not eat that pig's child!
A lot of people get offended when we say "YES, YOU 'HAVE TO' STOP KILLING ANIMALS"
Yoga is all about respecting the 'body.'
When you can not respect another living beings body, you can not possibly respect your own body either.
Thoughts affect your mind and ultimately your body!
FYI, yoga is not a pill for it to be showing wonders on your body within 2 months, or even 2 years, or even 2 decades. It works only when your mind is willing to accept the yogi life. Its all about the lifestyle and less about the asanas.
So stretching your arms and legs, to keep you healthy, and then cutting some one else's arms and legs, inspite of having other alternatives for food, does not make sense to your soul. No matter how much you / media / magazines try to convince you that you do not have to be a vegetarian, its not going to work. Your soul knows the truth, and you can not lie for your benefit.
Killing someone is not acceptable. And by ‘someone' I mean a living being. A hen, a cow, a goat or any other human / animal has the same rights to live on this planet as you do. Humans are smarter, but that does not mean they are better.