We are getting ready to talk in detail about the Chakras. But first I like to do a small review about things that are important to our overall wellbeing.
There is no evolution without the soul.
For the soul to evolve it is best to live a harmonious life. Our everyday, moment-to-moment habits build our lifestyle and heal.
NOURISHMENT TO THE BODY
Food for the body is all of those habits you know you must cultivate to enjoy the benefits of a healthy body.
The trick is ALWAYS TO BE AWARE OF THE INTENTIONS put into our habits, the awareness to know: "why we do?" what we do.
Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga tells us to eat, What is in season, When is in season in our community.
Eat fresh food, that was grown under the sun. Don't overeat, be aware of your emotions during mealtime.
Ayurveda teaches us to eat according to our dosha, BUT if you are at the beginning of the quest TRY THIS: The intention is to have a great relationship with our digestive process. Eat food that is easy to digest, when you go to the bathroom you want your poop to have the texture and form of a banana.
It has been generalized over, and over, and over, to drink 2 to 3 Lt. of water a day. Ayurveda tells us to drink as much as our body needs. For some people it is 3L. a day; some people will need only 1. HOPEFULLY, you don't consume boxed juices, excess coffee, soda, etc. YOUR mind already knows the effects of sugar in your system, IF you are ready to take it to the next step, TRY THIS: next time you drink water, sip it slowly, sit quiet, and take time as you drink, to feel your joints.
It will always be best for the digestive fire to drink warm water. If you don't believe me, try it for a week.
You know the song "This boots are made for walking" well, WE ARE THE BOOTS. WE are made for walking. In my humble opinion if you allow me to tell you "all you need is walk" Yes of course if you enjoy running, swimming, playing tennis, bowling, hiking, dancing, etc. Keep doing it.
If you are at the beginning of the journey WALK.
At the beginning of the year, I took 6 weeks off yoga, instead, I went for a walk after every meal.
After a week of walking, I could feel my legs, torso, and hips stronger and flexible, when I came back to my practice YEP! I was stronger and more flexible!
This is one of the trickiest habits to fulfill.
What do you consider rest? What are the activities you consider rest and relaxation? What I am inviting you here is to reflect on the amount of time you give your body and your senses to withdraw from the world; It is a more relaxed form of meditation.
If you don't have it yet, make a daily routine before going to bed, a routine that tells the body "we are getting ready to sleep."
A great bedtime routine starts at 7 p.m.
*Start by winding down activity.
*Turn electronics off.
* self-massage time with your DOSHA oil, followed by
*Bath or shower.
*Go to bed without electronic devices.
*Maybe reading a little or just
* Lay down on the floor or bed to breathe.
WHAT IS YOUR NIGHTLY ROUTINE?
DOES IT HELP YOU WIND DOWN?
If you are already on the fast track of the journey of honoring your body these may be too simple for you, or a great reminder to stop, pause and evaluate your intentions. If you are the beginning all you need to do is add one little thing a day.
You are not alone, and some people may look to you as already being there, FOCUS ON YOU; We all started somewhere.
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