Everyone has an opinion when it comes to what is good for your health - or not. Nobody can deny the importance of food, lifestyle and behavior on your health, physical and mental. We have all been trough an extraordinary ordeal with Covid-19 and are doing our best to stay afloat.
But we need to stay on track of how we treat ourselves, our bodies, how we heal our soul and ease our minds. In order to nurture the health of our mind, body, and soul, we need ways to re-center and restore.
There are a couple of easy to follow "rules" if you want to do yourself some good.
For today I will address the relation of a good diet and the effects on your health, especially if you have respiratory issues, which we commonly "blame" on spring, pollen, pollution, genes, etc. Dr Athira Shiji, a doctor in Ayurveda from the Pranavam Clinic in India, produced a short video of her own journey healing from asthma thanks to the right food intake.
I believe we can all be open minded to new paths when it comes to take care of ourselves, especially when it doesn't involve invasive treatment, therapies or expensive medication. My experience with Ayurveda and food is quiet simple. Whatever I do not digest or don't like is actually listed in my Dosha's recommended food as "not indicated". So, in short, if you actually listened to you, to the signal your body sends you, you would actually be eating the right food, and in the right amount (never fill your stomach more than 2/3 of its potential content to allow proper digestion).
But of course, it is never that easy. Life has a way to take us on a different journey and we get absorbed in the stress and the dramas, and it is so much easier to grab that "comfort" food. Even if we know better than this. We have all been there. And we know where this leads too, our scale knows it too. Well, this is spring and we can adopt a new healthier lifestyle as of today.
Have a look at Dr Shiji's video and see if it makes sense to you. If you have question, don't hesitate to get in touch with her, via her FB page.
And naturally, now, with improved weather conditions and temperature, is a good time to start exercising, gently. I have seen too many women rushing into a hardcore gym program, ending hurting themselves and experiencing a big set back, mental and physical. No athlete goes from zero to a hundred without a warm up, same applies to all of us.
For a smooth start, warming you and your body up to the idea of exercising, yoga is a nice way. But, as per Dr Athira Shiji we need "to start from the basics". She shared a link to her yoga video with us so you can take the first steps to your new healthier life.
Let's make this spring the beginning of your health journey, at your own speed, every day a new step can be make. We are unique in everyway.