As we move into the autumn season and the weather gets cooler, are we paying attention to our bodies and what we eat? By listening to our bodies we can re-awaken our taste-buds and discover what we really need to provide enough nutrients, goodness, vitamins and minerals. A great way of tuning back into our bodies and hearing that inner voice is through fasting. Ones mind becomes clearer and ones ability to think is enhanced, both the mental and physical senses are heightened.
Being more mindful and aware of what we eat – eating in silence – enjoying our food and giving it thought really changes the energy vibration. Food preparation, preservation and consumption are those soulful acts that can help us to correct imbalance. Mindful eating engages our body, our heart, our mind and our soul and can bring us back into balance heart, soul and mind. The relationship we can have with food is a spiritual relationship deeply meaningful personally and socially.
Mindful eating is eating with intention, attention and respect for the meal/food in front of us. When we don’t listen, our minds override all those positive impulses driven by our emotions which are the glue that holds our mind and body together. During the fast the unhealthy emotions are released and re-evaluated therefore forming a healthier stronger glue holding us together. Eliminating the emotional dependance on food which can have a devastating effect on delicate emotions.
I highly recommend Ilona Pantel’s Fasting weeks and Detox weekenders at the breathtaking Buddha House.
for further details and the benefits of fasting.