Yoga: The practice of changing your diet
When you have time to interview a group of students, ask them to describe their reasons for changing their eating habits, then you’d get some amusing responses.
Most of the reasons would be a desire for weight loss, healthy eating to deal with food allergies, intolerance or sensitivity to gluten, some specific digestive system conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, and inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn’s disease.
Noticing also that the usual way you diet leaves you feeling poorly, especially after eating. Another factor that might motivate you is when you discover that you have diabetes in the early stages or even high cholesterol, and you are hoping that you can get help from a dietary change.
By identifying a reason or two to develop a healthier eating pattern, you should set your intentions or targets. All you need to stay motivated throughout your practice can be this. Furthermore, setting your goals could also be a pivotal moment you’ll return to as you work to improve your habits.
That can be considered as the simplest route in most cases. The only difficulty that people face is the ability to adapt or sustain the new behaviours they have succeeded in creating.
For many people, this can be really difficult. Some of the key skills that regularly develop a yoga practise, however, include learning to recognise which particular type of food is good for you and which one is not good for you.
However, when you are happy, it is very different from that, feeling excessively full; when you experience some thirst and not hunger; when you might be eating because of stress, too.
All this, however, is exposed through the development of moment-by-moment consciousness that takes place during the asana, breath-work, and meditation hatha yoga practises.
In other respects, meditation appears to be very helpful in helping people sustain the positive improvements they could bring to their diet. Studies have shown that activities in meditation can help to improve blood flow to the brain’s prefrontal cortex, the region associated with impulse regulation.
However, just like most people tend to do twists at the gym to make their biceps stronger, meditation is the only workout that will make your impulse control better, as well as your will power.
Yoga gives our wellbeing a great many benefits. It actually benefits us both physically, spiritually and otherwise. Practice regularly, and work with a yoga coach to be very successful when you practise. As you continue your yoga practise this will be a good ideal.