Yoga and Balanced Diet for Body and Mind

Yoga and Balanced Diet for Body and Mind

Yoga is one of the most mindful exercises that have been born in India. Ladled with a plethora of asanas, it comes straight from the heart of the Indian scriptures and Upanishads. Despite being born and brought up in India, yoga has managed to win millions of hearts around the globe. While some of us lay immense emphasis on yoga, we forget to develop a healthy palate. As a result, many times, one is unable to encash all the benefits that yoga has to offer to your mind and body. Amidst the development of trendy dietary habits like keto, veganism, etc., people have become more blindsided about healthy eating than they ever were. So, what should be done to practice yoga along with mindful eating? We will tell you. Inner Yoga Training, which is known to extend the best-ever 200 hour certification course in Bali, is here with a handful of techniques for combining your daily yogic practice with the consumption of a balanced diet. Get, set, and start reading:

  • Eat to satisfy hunger not to become lethargic.

Eat to satisfy hunger without getting any feelings of heaviness or laziness. It is said that you should eat only what is needed. To find out how much you need to eat, during our 100 hour yin yoga certification course in Bali, we ask our attendees to do an experiment. One time eat until you have a feeling of fullness, being aware of how much you are eating. From there half the amount of food is your requirement. There should be enough space in the stomach so that if somebody asks you to eat a meal with them after you have already finished your meal you can do it without any ill effects.

  • Eat till you are 80% full and not 100%.

In our 200 hour vinyasa yin yoga certification course in Bali, we propagate this. When eating it is important to fill the stomach half full with food. A quarter should be left for water or liquids. The last quarter should be left empty for digestion to take place. This space is necessary for the stomach to churn the food with the digestive juices. This very aspect of eating can be found in the best-seller “Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life” by Francesc Miralles and Hector Garcia.

  • Eat at fixed times.

The timing of meals should be fixed. In this way, the body begins to release digestive secretions at a certain time. It is important not to skip meals so that the body doesn’t keep going into panic mode and decide to store excess fat. This is the reason why we follow a fixed schedule of having meals during our 200 hour yin vinyasa yoga teacher training program in Bali.

  • Be grateful for the food you are eating!

Long back, during the Egyptian civilization, there were a number of elaborate rituals of thanking God before consuming food. Wondering why? Well, those Egyptians knew the value of food and water.

If you get to eat fresh fruits and vegetables, then by all means, consider yourself lucky. This is because a considerable percentage of the world’s population is still deprived of food and water. When you eat focus, feel, and appreciate every mouthful, eating slowly and being thankful for the food that has been given to you. This is what we make the attendees do during our 200 hour yoga teacher training in Bali. As per the bestseller “The Magic” by Rhonda Byrne, this gratitude practice will increase the nutritional value of your meal and will benefit you in a more lucrative manner.  So, it is recommended to be grateful for every bite you eat and every sip you take daily.

Wish to take up yogic practices along with a balanced diet in the lap of nature? In order to undertake a 200 hour vinyasa yin yoga teacher training in Bali, reach out to Inner Yoga Training now at

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