If you find time to interview some group of students, ask them to identify reasons for them to improve their eating habits, then you would get some funny replies. Most of the reasons would be a desire for weight loss, healthy eating to deal with food allergies, intolerance or gluten sensitivity, some particular conditions of the digestive system such as irritable bowel syndrome, as well as inflammatory bowel disease like Crohn’s disease. Also, noticing that the usual way you diet leaves you feeling poorly, especially after you finish eating. Another factor that might motivate you is when you discover that you have early stage diabetes or even high cholesterol and have hope that you can get help from a change in your diet.
You should set your intentions or goals by identifying a reason or two to develop a healthier eating pattern. This can be all you need to stay motivated throughout your practice. In addition, setting your intentions could also be a pivotal moment that you return to as you work to change your habits. In most cases, this can be considered as the easiest way. The only challenge people face is the ability to institute or maintain the new habits that they have managed to develop. This can be very demanding for many people. However, some of the main skills that regularly practicing yoga develops include learning to recognize which particular type of food that is good for you and the one that is not good for you. However, when you get satisfied, which is quite different than, feeling overly full; when you are experiencing some thirst and not hunger; when you also may be eating due to stress. However, all of these are revealed through the cultivation of moment-by-moment awareness that takes place during the hatha yoga practices of asana, breath-work, and meditation.
Meditation in another way seems to be very effective in helping people to maintain the healthy changes that they might make to their eating. Studies have revealed that meditation practices can help to increase the flow of blood to the prefrontal cortex of the brain, the area that is associated with impulse control. However, just like most people would like to do curls at the gym to make their biceps stronger, meditation is the best exercise that can make your impulse control as well as your will power to be stronger.
Yoga offers a lot of benefits to our health. In fact, it benefits us both spiritually, physically and otherwise. Practice consistently and to be very effective as you practice, work with a yoga instructor. This will be a good ideal as you start your yoga practice.