Yogis who want to take their practice to the next level know how lots of animal products can weight them down. Manhattan-based Jivamukti teacher Jai Sugrim shared his ideas on a healthy diet: "In my house, I’m vegan, but if I go to my friend’s family’s house on Thanksgiving and his mom has butter in the sauce, I become a 'gratitude-darian.' I accept the food that’s given to me, and I don’t freak out. I used to be very strict and rigid, but I’m a very social person. I always refrain from meat, but if I’m in a social situation where it’s not so perfectly vegan, I’ll let it go . . . I love that it’s a practice that gives me a little flexibility."
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