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Conscious eating is a core part of the Kundalini Yoga lifestyle. The blissful act of making and consuming wholesome food is excellent for your health and well-being.
It is about much more than merely fueling your body. Instead, when you adopt this approach, you nourish yourself and give yourself a real zest for everyday life.
If you are ready to start conscious eating, you’ve come to the right place. In this guide, we will take a look at five of the golden rules you can use to get started with this practice.
1. Have passion for the meals you make
Making food that the whole family desires should be your passion. When you are choosing recipes to make and deciding what to eat, take joy in the entire process of doing so.
Equally, as you start to make each meal, you should do so with love. Set aside a decent amount of time to spend in the kitchen and savor every moment of the experience.
2. Be mindful when you are eating
Once you sit down to eat, you should take a mindful approach. That means switching off any distractions and focusing all of your attention on the food in front of you. You should switch off the TV, put your smartphone away, and be present as you eat each mouthful.
3. Take some time to rest afterward
We live in the Aquarian Age, and that means that we are always busy. If that sounds familiar to you, you might want to slow things down a bit. One of the most effective things you can do is take some time to rest when you have finished a meal. You deserve it.
You may choose to lay down for a while or simply sit in a comfortable chair and read something. Don’t rush off to a meeting or engagement, unless you can’t help it.
4. Eat before the sun sets each day
According to the rules of Ayurveda, we should eat our last meal of the day before the sun sets. Of course, this can become more difficult when the winter months are upon us.
When you are planning out your meals, consider what time sunset is. Your digestive system starts to slow down at nighttime, and so you must eat as early as you can do.
5. Avoid overeating when you can
Overeating is a difficult issue in the modern world. We live in a consumerist society, and so we’re always encouraged to eat more and more. If you have overindulged, don’t panic.
While you should avoid this issue when possible, one remedy is to head outside and take a walk. Another option is to adopt the Rock Pose position and sit in that for a while.
Conscious eating may change the way that you think about food forever. In this guide, we have given you the tools that you need to get started with this practice. Now that you have all of the information, you can start adding this approach to your everyday lifestyle.