GT: The act of eating is a form of self-respect and is important for physical and mental health. Over 90% of Americans suffer from digestive problems, including bloating, gas, constipation, stomach pain, heartburn, etc. What we eat, the way we eat, and what time of the day we eat all effect our digestion. Along with the foods we eat, there are several other ways we can improve our digestion through our eating habits. According to Ayurveda, we can improve digestion by stimulating the agni, or digestive fire, before we begin to eat. Weak agni results in fatigue after a meal and can cause an imbalance in digestion. Think of digestive…
Whether we think about it or not, nutrition is a huge part of our lives in many ways. What we eat can affect our sleep, energy, skin, weight, hair, nails, bone strength, muscle strength, etc. Diving a little deeper into the affects of food, it can also take a huge part on mental stability. Getting to know your body will help you learn what to eat and when to eat it to keep yourself balanced. We will discuss how to combine nutritional focus and yoga together to keep the mind and body balanced by incorporating Ayurveda into our practice.