Ayurveda and yoga for healthy weight loss. We explain it to you
June 17, 2021
Every human being is unique in body and mind. Each of us not only has a different life history, but also relates to the world around us differently, having individual tendencies, reactions, thoughts, emotions and lifestyles.
This is why a standard diet can never work to achieve your ideal weight. Ayurveda is an ancient health system that teaches you to live by your daily choices in natural balance with your individuality and the environment around you, which will lead you not only to your ideal weight, but to your overall well-being.
According to Ayurveda, overweight is related to an imbalance in our ability to digest food and emotions. This is a consequence of living disconnected from our constitution or type of metabolism and our daily needs, the result of a lifestyle in disharmony with ourselves and the world around us.
Above all, it is important to recognise that each person has a unique metabolism, specific needs, tendencies and individual reactions that need to be discovered in order to take the right steps towards healthy weight loss.
In thisarticle I would like to share with you 10 recommendations that will help you to lose weight consciously and healthily:
Identify your habits - what is your lifestyle, you can find out by keeping a wellness diary where you can record not only what you eat, but also your daily activities and your mood.
- Introduce the 6 flavours in your meals: In particular, use the spicy, astringent and bitter flavours, especially during the spring. They will help your body in its detoxification process.
- Drink warm water: herbal teas and hot water are ideal for reviving your digestive capacity, thus reducing the formation of toxins.
- Spices: Spices in our daily diet regulate appetite, strengthen digestion and promote mental activity.
- Watch your emotions when eating: Don't eat when you are angry, sad or irritable. Negative emotions are the main cause of indigestion and the formation of toxins in our body.
- Listen to your body's signals: This means that you should be aware of what you need. Eat only when you are hungry and drink only when you are thirsty. Never drink when you are hungry and never eat when you are thirsty.
- Oral health: Dental hygiene is important, not only will you eliminate toxins that your body tries to expel, but keeping your teeth and tongue clean at all times will strengthen your digestion. Remember that they are the guardians of the digestive system.
- Meditation: Make every meal an active meditation, where you can take the time to observe what you are about to eat, and to feel the flavours in your mouth. This will not only allow you to become aware of the foods you are consuming that will make up your body and mind in the future, but will increase awareness of the present moment where healing and balance occurs.
- Breathing: Before and after eating you can take 15-20 breaths through the right nostril, this simple habit will support your digestive system in the process of absorption and assimilation of the meals.
- Asanas: Yoga poses are the best way to exercise daily. The sun salutation is a complete practice in itself and doing 6 daily salutations will only take you 15 minutes. Very little time for the great physical and mental benefits it will bring you. In addition, they will progressively and naturally help you to increase your self-esteem as you discover the eternal peace and happiness that lives within you.
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We look forward to seeing you in the next post, thanks for being there!
Fernanda Montoya Rincon. Ayurvedic health educator & holistic health coach at The Natural Equilibrium.