Food, Yoga, and Natural Healing

Food is something we consume to give us energy and survival. Most of the time, we all consume more than we should. I remember hearing the phrase your eyes are bigger than your stomach from my mom because I'm going to fix the dinner plate. Sure enough, I couldn't even eat all of the portions that were on my plate. I've always heard that sometimes food is used as comfort food. Well, I didn't really understand this when I was younger because after my grandfather was gone I couldn't eat anything. I remember thinking to myself "If food is supposed to comfort me, why can't I eat?" As I got older, I realized what comfort food was. I started eating because I was sad, eating because I was happy, and eating because someone else was eating - which is what I'm ashamed to say. We must all note why we are eating so that we do not enter into normal eating. A good way to stop eating regularly is fasting - especially from something you know you shouldn't be eating because it is not beneficial to your health. For example, if you like cakes which I'm a big fan of, choose one day of the week where you won't eat any cookies. Another way that you can stop eating regularly is to practice a hobby / routine such as yoga. That way if you eat because of stress, yoga can help relieve stress and help you lose weight as well.



Yoga is often thought to aid relaxation. It is also believed to be a complete routine for the mind, body and spirit. After taking a beginner yoga class, I quickly discovered that it can be a full-body workout. It helped me build and strengthen muscles in my arms, legs and stomach. Yoga consists of many poses that a person must hold at different times, which contributes to strengthening the muscles. When you first start yoga you should take a class or have a coach teach you to make sure you don't hurt yourself. Doing yoga three times a week can help you stay in shape. It also helps you become more flexible. Yoga also teaches proper breathing techniques that can boost the capacity of your lungs. If you see a baby sleeping - his chest is rising and falling, then rising, then falling again - this is how we adults should breathe. Over time if we take shorter breaths constantly, our lungs capacity will decrease in volume. Don't worry though, that proper breathing will cause your lungs to expand again. Yoga can be a stress relief activity, too. While doing the different yoga poses and breathing, you should focus on the things that make you happy. During a relaxation session in our yoga class, the instructor asked us to inhale and tighten our body parts while we contemplate something stressful in our lives. While exhaling and releasing tension in our muscles, the coach advised us to think about all the stressful things that leave our bodies so that they never come back to us. So yoga is definitely beneficial for the mind, body, and spirit.

The food you eat and the way you live your life affect the natural healing process. When I was younger, I ate more fruits, vegetables, and healthy foods thanks to my dad and I rarely got sick. As I got older, I started eating more cookies, cakes, candy, and less fruit, and noticed that I started getting more colds - even in summer I would have a cold. So I started thinking "could this be related" well, it should be. The phrase "you are what you eat" is correct because the more you start adding more fruits to my diet and eating less bland foods, the colds will disappear. Also, if you live a life where you party until the sun rises (which I have done many times) and you don't get enough rest, your body won't be able to heal itself quickly. Plenty of rest is the key to waking up on the right side of the bed among other things. Also, things like smoking and excessive alcohol use can completely hinder your body's healing, so it would be best to exclude some of these from your lifestyle.