I'm very aware that when you say what you eat it's very easy to sound holier than thou. I also know that it's easy to paint a wholesome and 'clean' picture of daily consumption that is usually quite different to what actually gets eaten, like we're more authentic if we hide all the not so wholesome habits. The battle of avoiding crisps and chocolate is for me a daily one. I have good days where I'll eat things that make me feel great and others where I end up on a junk food train heading for nowhere good. BUT I do enjoy eating healthily and Yoga has 100% made me more mindful of what i'm eating as well as showing me how great i'm capable of feeling when I consume the right food. Yoga also has an incredible way of helping you face up to your habits, to understand the emotional triggers that cause overeating and cravings for example. Suddenly rather than just being at the hands of your habits you see them for what they are and are then more able to change the course of your actions, dealing with the root cause of the issue.
The 'your body is a temple' saying may sound like a total cliche but when you realise how incredible your body is, you become more determined to look after it. This is what Yoga does, it shows you that your body is an astounding instrument of wonder, something to be marvelled over and looked after.
Ultimately I now feel that because of the time and effort I put into achieving a state of balance i'm less inclined to do things that will tip the scales back to being out of whack, like a big night out or consecutive takeaways. I want to be kind to myself and eating after all is an offering to your body.
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