From your own experience with food and yoga, you’re probably aware of the incredible effect that eating and asana practice carry your body. Both nutrition and yoga produce alchemical modifications in the body, and have the power to nurture and transform your special being.

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Food has the magical power to transform the body. It can develop or decrease your physical weight and shape, depending on the amount of calories you eat. Various foods can stimulate or cool down your adrenal glands, accelerate the heart rate and mind with heavy doses of caffeine, or cleanse the colon and GI tract with high fiber diets.

Like food, yoga is also transformative to the body and mind. The physical body will change depending on whether you’re practicing ‘power yoga’ or ‘yin yoga’ and the mind can either be unwinded with deep breathing or stimulated with breath retentions or best nostril breathing. Cleansing of the body occurs with deep twisting and practicing Uddiyana or Nauli. Exercising Mayurasana can assist minimize inflammation or stagnancy in the organs or digestive track.

Yoga and nutrition compliment each other to produce and maintain physical, mental and spiritual change, together they teach you to become your very own guru, nutritional expert or ally and identify the right amount of nourishment that you need every day to thrive. How much is that, you might ask? One means to think about your nutrition and yoga options is in regards to sustainability, meanings eat and exercise simply the correct amount to fuel your life’s purpose!

For each of us, it’s essential to learn what nutrition or nourishment methods. All of us are unique beings with different genes, conditioning, expectations, hopes, fears and programs around our health. No singular food, diet, or tablet will make you healthy. It’s up to us as people to take duty and treat our own body’s needs.

A holistic view of the body recognizes that its function is impacted by a variety of elements, both internal and external, such as food, drink, workout, emotions, stress and other elements. This holistic viewpoint isn’t a new one. In reality, it’s actually been around since the dawn of history.

Throughout the majority of history, humans have eaten exactly what the earth and their immediate environment supplied. Meals were ready just, according to standard techniques: roasted over a fire, consumed fresh, smoked, dried out, or fermented. On the whole, one was grateful for what one had. All this has actually changed in our existing times. We live in advanced places and can delight in contemporary transport to bring us bounty from throughout the nation. We can eat watermelon in December and oranges in June, despite where we live.

Perhaps the option to growing a healthy body and mind is to slow down and return to easier times, choosing seasonally proper asanas, consuming local whole foods, and paying attention to the cues our bodies are telling us about our food selections and way of living.

Additional insight about Seasonal Vinyasa yoga, nutrition and lifestyle can be discovered on Melina Meza’s DVD, ‘Yoga for the Seasons’ offered at www.melinameza.com.