Eat for your soul
Total health is not only being physically fit, it involves well-being of mind, emotions and senses also. Ayurveda, a traditional Hindu system of medicine is based on the idea of maintaining body systems through diet, herbal treatment, and breathing techniques. As per Ayurveda the food we consume nourishes all of the aspects of health, not just physical well-being only. Our emotions directly affect the quality of food. Cooking or eating in angry or stressed mood turns the qualities of food into poison and if food is cooked and ate in a harmonious atmosphere, on the other hand, turns the food into nectar. Pleasant fragrance, soothing music, tidy place, smiling faces of friends and family, makes mealtime nourishing for mind, emotions, senses and spirits. Sometimes eating in silence with total focus on food can turn the meal into a feast, no matter how simple it is. Relishing colors, textures, aromas and flavors in an eating experience is optimal for health. Only balance and a little effort is required to cultivate good eating habits. Thanking providence for the food that is served, practicing deep breathing for a couple of minutes before starting a meal, sitting quietly for a few minutes after a meal, are small little things, but they add up to good health and longevity. Life is a combination of healthy foods, yoga, exercise, massage, and a positive attitude. It’s all about how much committed we are towards our health and how much dedicated we are for care of our soul along with our physical body and mind. Eating for the soul means listening to that little voice inside that knows what healthy foods generally are and the effect it will leave on our body and soul.
My soul is dark with stormy riot,
Directly traceable to diet.