13 Eat mindfully

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The senses are the meeting point between what our body needs and food. In the next session of the Ayurveda course you will increase your sensitivity and learn to listen to what the body asks of you. Enjoy the texture of food, its smell, carefully perceive its flavor and accept it as a divine gift from nature. Don't force yourself to eat something you don't like, but avoid eating only the things you like best. Remain calm during the meal, a pleasant conversation and an atmosphere full of affection facilitate digestion and assimilation. Digestion begins in the mouth. Savoring food and chewing it well stimulates the flow of saliva and other digestive juices. Studies show the relationship between a low calorie diet and the absence of obesity, diabetes, hypertension and arteriosclerosis. Not filling your stomach completely enables you to cope with stressful situations and encourages a longer life expectancy. Include at least one raw dish at every meal. In this way, the diet will be more alkaline and rich in antioxidants and other phytonutrients that prevent diseases. Consider doing a simple digestive rest, this will provide you with extra energy that the body uses to get rid of what is left over and regenerate health.

Putting into practice the tips we have learned, for conscious eating, for a nutrition in

in full attention

In this encounter, we are going to choose a piece of food, in which, with which, we're going to do an exercise, in which, we are going to bring all our attention to the act of eating

In my case I have chosen an apple and before starting, we are going to close our eyes and we are going to bring our attention to the heart we are going to connect with our heart

And to recognize, in our heart, that the act of eating is a sacred act

To keep us alive, we need to take something from our environment and keep it inside us for a while

Nourishing through those foods

Remember, before each meal, take a moment of silence

This moment of silence, helps your body to prepare to receive the food

Increases your body's willingness to digest these foods

and when we do this little pause before eating, we don't remember, the importance of bringing attention to the act of eating

Now you can open your eyes, and before we start eating, let's look at the piece of food we have chosen

Before we put it in our mouth, let's imagine how it tastes

Will it taste sweet, will it taste

? Salty? Do you know

What effect will it have on the palate? We can also imagine, what the texture will be like when it comes in contact with our teeth, with our tongue

The intention is, to imagine the effect that that food is going to have

before we put it in our body

We can smell the food, bring it to our nose and smell the food before we eat

And once we're ready, we're going to take a little bite, a little bite, and we're going to feel the contact of the teeth, with the piece of food that we've chosen

I'm going to do it here

Well, feel the texture, feel the primary flavor of this food, maybe you can detect other expanded flavors as well, other flavors that are there, in a more subtle way

And once you've swallowed this morsel of food, observe how far you can observe, through the throat, and at its destination, towards the stomach

Then ask yourself if you are willing, if your organism desires, is willing to receive another mouthful of food

And so on, continuously, you become aware of the process, eating every bite, enjoying the texture, the taste, of the mixture, of the food with your saliva, eating with full attention, because it helps us to eat in moderation, to really know what our organism needs or how much food it needs

This exercise, this process, invites us, to take at least one meal a week, in silence, in mindfulness, paying full attention to the act of eating, commit yourself to take at least one meal a week in total silence

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