Yoga and Eating Habits

We all know the saying, "You are what you eat". It is translated into all languages ​​and has been a known fact throughout the ages. However, we rarely practice it. Maybe it sounds too complicated for ordinary people to follow. The fear of not eating healthy food is actually quite simple. In this article, we want to walk you through how to create an easy, rejuvenating, and fortifying diet for yourself.

Our first keyword is "balance." Ensure that you leave out no foods and consume enough of each of the five food groups each day. The first two groups are the two main groups that should be focused on while the remaining three groups should not be excluded: First, fruits and vegetables (eating up to 5 servings per day from this group helps prevent dangerous diseases such as cancer thanks to the nutrients present in them. With them); Bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, and other starchy foods (whole-grain foods rich in carbohydrates provide the body with the energy it needs to keep going); Milk and dairy products (the calcium we need for healthy bones and teeth is here but make sure the products you consume are low in fat); Meat, fish, eggs and other protein sources (our cells use these nutrients so the body needs them to grow and repair itself); Foods / drinks that are high in sugar and fat (the calories here mainly make us feel good and should be consumed with extreme caution). Please do not forget that we will all need to eat different amounts of each group according to the unique needs of our bodies. While people who are more emotional should consume more protein, people with more active lifestyles should eat less protein and more of the first two groups.



Whatever your eating habits are, keep in mind that your body should be consuming a lot of water and no one should skip breakfast because the body so desperately needs it. Feeling thirsty means that the body is already dehydrated, so it is advisable to make regular fluid intake throughout the day a habit. You must have heard the word "antioxidant". The role of antioxidants is to cleanse the body. This is similar to detoxification. One-third of all your meals should consist of wholegrain foods such as wholemeal bread, muesli, wheat, oats and rice. These ensure a healthy heart.

If you have high blood pressure, you will need to reduce your salt and sodium intake. About a teaspoon a day is the recommended amount for adults. For those who suffer from diabetes, eating balanced food is also key as it helps control blood glucose. Your weight will also remain under control. People with allergies or food allergies are advised to read food labels carefully, make sure to replace eliminated food items with alternatives and plan their daily meals.

These are easy tips one can follow during the day. However, we have to bear in mind that each individual has a unique structure and thus different needs. So the big question is, what does my body need? To answer this, we must first be able to understand the signals our bodies are making and sense which part of us needs special care. Most of us think we know about ourselves really well, but none of us can answer exactly why we have heart problems, stomach upsets, etc. Ancient science showed that the human body is not just flesh and bones. It is a very complex mixture of matter and spirit. The state of our physical bodies is greatly influenced by the energies of our spiritual body. Everyone has inside them an energy called kundalini that hibernates in the sacrum. This energy is called the "inner mother" in many traditions because, like a mother, it can heal and nourish our bodies.

Once you wake up, it repairs the body and makes it function as it should. Moreover, kundalini energy sends us signals on the central nervous system that reflect the state of our body and mind. These signals, called "vibrations", can be felt easily on the fingertips and they fully reflect the unique posture of each individual. Feeling your energy levels or vibrations will help you know yourself better and make wiser and healthier decisions regarding your health.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga Meditation, teaches everyone who wants to learn about the easy way to awaken inner energy and learn about their own system. Sahaja Yoga is always practiced free and easy to follow by people of all ages as it does not include any physical exercise. When the question is healthy eating, it's great for Sahaja Yoga to show you what you need to eat and when.