Sharon Gannon is co-founder of the Jivamukti Yoga School, a branch of modern yoga that pays a lot of attention on maintaining a vegan diet. In her book, Yoga and Vegetariansim- the diet to enlightenment, she tries to explian why she sees a vegan diet as an elementary aspect of yoga. Basing her argument in part on the yamas and niyamas (the ethical codes) of the Yoga Sutras and in part on traditional animal rights activist arguments creats a peculiar line of reasoning at times. But the central message that Gannon puts forth is that in order to live in accordance with the yamas of ahimsa(non-violence), satya (truthfulness), asteya (non-stealing), bramacharya (sexual restraint) and aparigraha (non-greed) it is not possible to consume animal products since the abuse of animals for their flesh, and evenmore so today in the modern meat industry, is in its very essence contrary to those ethical codes.

Sharon Gannon es cofundadora de la Jivamukti Yoga School, una escuela de yoga que da mucha importanica a la alimentacion vegana. En su libro, Yoga and Vegetariansim- the diet to enlightenment, ella trata de explicar las razones por las cuales opine la dieta vegana un pilar fundamental del yoga. Fundamentando su argumento por una parte en las yamas y niyamas (las reglas de eticas) de las Yoga Sutras y por otra pare en los argumentos tradicionales de activistas de derechos de los animales acaba por mantenter una logica medio rara a veces. Pero su mensaje basicamente es que para vivir de acuerdo con las yamas de ahimsa(no violencia), satya (veracidad), asteya (no hurto), bramacharya (compostura sexual) and aparigraha (no avaricia) no se puede consumir productos animales ya que el la explotación de animales por su carne, y aun mas dentro de la industria carnica de hoy dia, viola esencialmente estas mismas reglas.