Interested in the Taco Cleanse? Wait Until You Hear About Taco Yoga (It’s Just as Beautiful as It Sounds)

01/06/2016 at 02:42 PM ET


You can finally live the taco-oriented life you’ve always dreamed of.

In The Taco Cleanse, a new book that explains how non-stop taco consumption can help you achieve your health goals, self-proclaimed “taco scientists” tout the benefits of eating tacos to feel better. But why stop there? The taco philosophy should be applied to all aspects of wellness, including fitness.

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Enter “taco yoga.” The book outlines a series of simple poses inspired by tacos that you can do at home, from Upward Facing Taco to Tostata Pose. Here are just a few of the taco-inspired moves, illustrated by Amey Mathews (of the blog Vegan Eats and Treats.)

Amey Mathews

Here are three simple poses from The Taco Cleanse that will get your blood flowing…and will whet your appetite for tacos.


“Lying on your belly, bend your knees and catch your outer ankles. Press the hips in the floor, kick your shins into your hands and lift the knees and chest. Every one has experienced the disappointment of a brittle hard shell taco breaking and spilling our precious taco goodies onto their plate… or that of a soggy tortilla, unable to support the bounty of goodness, that rips and shreds — again resulting in taco disaster. Thus, through yoga, we seek to become neither brittle nor sloppy — but strong and pliable, and ready for all the taco fillings that life has in store for us.”

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“Lying flat on the floor, stretch your arms up overhead. Spread your fingers and firm the muscles of your arms and legs. Be firm and still, like a tostata awaiting its many toppings.”


“Lying on your back, bend your knees and hold your outer ankles. Press the feet into the floor and lift the chest and pelvis. A perfect tortilla provides both the structure to hold many goodies and the suppleness to bend and adjust to the infinite possibility of taco fillings. Likewise, through yoga we aim to achieve a container that is both reliable and supple, so that we may aptly contain our own infinite possibilities.”

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Authors Wes Allison, Stephanie Bogdanich, Molly R. Frisinger and Jessica Morris developed the book after eating (vegan) tacos for breakfast, lunch and dinner for 30 days straight. The new book has 75 recipes — and promises big benefits.

“A taco consumed within three hours of waking, colloquially called a ‘breakfast taco’’ has been anecdotally proven to erase the ill effects of the previous night’s toxic indulgence. A midday taco frequently results in more positive physical effects,” reads the book. “The spicy taco consumed prior to sleep stimulates the nocturnal imagination and has been used by taco spiritualists to induce prophetic dreams.”

We salute these scientists for legitimizing what we’ve always believed: Tacos are magic.

—Maria Yagoda, @mariayagoda

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Sure, taco yoga is great…as long as you are in the front row.

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