A balanced diet is the motor for the practice of meditation. To be healthy, the food you eat also must be so, since “we are what we eat”. Through them we receive energy, and if what we consume is not adequate, our health is affected by producing imbalances in the body that with the time give sources to any condition or disease. For the Graduates in Nutrition Cynthia Livoni and Valentina Franchi. Special for AIM.
As we know, food is one of the pillars of a healthy person. To be healthy, what you eat also must be so, since through the power we receive energy, and if what we consume is not suitable our health will be affected. Thus, there is a link undisputed between the meal and the meditation.
Healthy eating for meditation
To achieve the relaxation it is important to lead a healthy lifestyle; that is to say a healthy diet, good daily habits, exercise and rest. Meditation requires focus, concentration and patience. A good way to supplement it and help the mind to delve deeper into meditative states, it is through proper nutrition.
There is an important relationship between food and meditation. A balanced diet is the motor for the practice of any meditation exercise. To be healthy, the food you eat also must be. “We are what we eat”. Through them we receive energy, and if what we consume is not suitable our health is affected by producing imbalances in the body that with the time give sources to any condition or disease.
Experts on the topic say that the food is energy, therefore, if we eat unhealthy foods are set vibrations jarring in the physical body that launches the mind to a state of oscillation and disequilibrium. The mental concentration becomes difficult and the high thinking is disturbed, because the higher thoughts involving vibrations fine.
Those who meditate, over that experience, they discover that while full, is the stomach, the easier it is to relax. The food exert a powerful influence on the body and the mind. Depending on the type of food that we bring, it will also be our meditation.
What to eat
A diet that is balanced and harmonic based on vegetables, fruits, grains, and nuts; turn the mind pure and relaxed, suitable for relaxation. On the contrary, with the heavy stomach, the concentration will be null and void. Foods that leave many toxic residues in the body as industrialized products, fats, sugars, and meats in excess; they not only affect the health itself, but also the perceptual ability and concentration.
All human beings need to eat food that the body needs, but in that relationship, you must “eat to live and not live to eat”, in particular, those foods that are more natural and nutritious, allowing the step to digestion more free and purifying. For the effectiveness of a meditative state the body must be clean of impurities or acids, which are the main causes of cancer cells or other bacteria that disorders indirectly the systems that connect to the brain.
The perfect equation is good food based not on quantity but on quality food. A nutritious diet for the body will respond in a way grateful, and with more concentration and willingness to exercise, but above all more alert to the opening of the senses to seek a moment of meditation.
Meditation for a healthy diet
As we have seen in other workshops, on some occasions, when we feel emotionally bad, we tend to increase the consumption of unhealthy foods to feel better.
The benefits of meditation are many, including reducing anxiety, depression and even to learn to discern between hunger and anxiety. With the meditation is achieved balance and emotional control, avoiding the body ill.
As we know, proper nutrition is an important factor for maintaining good health. Simplifying the food, making it lighter and more nutritious, also we simplify our life, making what we eat in harmony with our mind to get us closer to the wonderful experience of the meditation!
To learn more
Meditation is a practice of traditional medicine that has been used for thousands of years. It is a practice of the mind. A method of connecting to the human being in himself; to reflect on situations that disrupt the harmony of the physical and mental of any situation that disturbs the peace, that is to say, to find the way to balance your body and eliminate what does not allow you to be in harmony.
According to many research it has been determined that those who practice it with conscience, are able to improve in big levels, different health problems. When done consistently, minimizing levels of stress and concern. Other benefits which can be solved through meditation are the insomnia and impaired memory or attention. Helps to better understand what happens on a daily basis and learn how to find solution to the problems asumiéndolos of a more peaceful way.
From the Wording of AIM.