There’s truth in the saying, “you are what you eat” hence we should constantly strive to be in harmony with our body by being in homeostasis (a balance, steady and relatively constant with our internal conditions) through a balanced good nutrition of 20% acidic foods .i.e fast foods, coffee and alcoholic and 80% alkaline foods .i.e fruits, vegetables, organic/fresh food and seaweed since our stomach are extremely acidic with pH levels of 1.5-2.5!! Moderation is the key, my friends!
I never knew the importance of good nutrition and how it has affected my digestive system till I am medically diagnosed with an IBS (irritable bowel syndrome – a common disorder affecting my large intestine. A syndrome that causes gas, constipation, bloatedness and diarrhea whenever I am irresponsible in my food choices in a day). I believe having an IBS was a beautiful silver lining to have for me to be more mindful of the food I’m feeding my body and how my digestive system would affect my yoga practice till today!!
By pure coincidence, I learnt that my favourite asana – Pravritta Trikonasana, Marichyasana C, Padagusthasana, Padahasthasana, Ardha Buddha Padma, Paschimottasana A/B/C, Danurasana, Bhujangasana, Sirasana and Salamba Sarvangasana have been aiding and strengthening my digestion system internally! So the next time you feel uneasy in your stomach, roll out the mat and practice your Surya Namaskar A/B before going into any of those asana!!
Now, before I sign off, let me share with you this…
Most often, a happy life is equivalent to healthy stomach! Because there is no better time than now to take care of yourself better and be good to the only temple you have in this life.