Simple rules of wise feeding
Anyone can benefit from the application of these rules. People who aspire to live life by living spirituality in the middle of life pay great attention to the moment of nourishment.
Feeding can be a wonderful opportunity and… daily communion with God!
How we feed ourselves is just as important as what we eat.
Even food that usually causes imbalances can be digested much better if certain feeding rules are followed. If we ingest beneficial foods in an erroneous manner, digestion will be affected by the appearance of flatulence, indigestion and formation of toxins in the body. If, however, certain rules of food administration are observed and beneficial foods are chosen for the body, digestion will be optimal.
The advantages of practicing the rules of the Yoga of Nourishment:
- we enjoy more food, even if it is a simple food
- we feel what is good at our food, even the prana or chi in the food
- we also feel what is not very okay, impure or toxic and, therefore, we can avoid
- we achieve authentic health through something simple – the act of daily feeding
- we extract much more prana (energy) from food, so we can eat less without any frustration
- digestion is easier and complete
- the act of nourishment turns into an encounter with the Miracle and the Paranormal or even with God.
The act of feeding must begin in the Heart,
to take place in the Heart, and
to find their apparent end in the Heart
(of course it is the subtle heart, not the physical one).
That is, to be as internalized as possible
with the main attention – for example, in the middle of the chest or towards the Self – while using all the other senses to enjoy the food.
This rule is recommended as the background of any experiences on
the Way of the Heart – Abheda or Adya Tantra
(yoga and tantra of the fundamental identity between the human being, the world and God).
Something like this we realize when we close our eyes we taste with all our being a wonderful strawberry.
1. We start each meal with Prasada
This simple invocation changes the perspective we have on the food in front of us, removing greed. Spiritualizing the act of feeding ourselves helps us to “eat to live, not to live to eat.”
Details about Prasada HERE
2. It is good to eat in silence
Whenever we have a choice, it is good to practice MAUNA (absolute silence) during the meal. This seemingly simple, helps us to be more present and aware of what we are doing, the quantity and quality of food. We can also give healing value to food, working with positive affirmations, amprenating the prana (energy) in food with an elevated, positive state.
3. We honor and respect food in our soul
Food is always a sacrifice. It is something alive or that was alive or belonged to something alive that was sacrificed for us to live.
4. The state of humility – Vinaya Mudra (explained HERE)
It is essential because it positions us in a perspective of authenticity in order to be able to live the act of nourishment as a great chance to discover the Beauty of Life.
5. We consider every mouthful as a precious gift
of divine nectar that we have received from life once again today.
6. We beware of greed
Greed is a way of eating animalically, it produces excesses and we do not understand much of food. We get one thing – we fill our stomach – usually far too much.
The act of feeding is not a speed contest!
*The state of detachment when we eat makes us feel free from this seemingly daily need to eat.
7. We chew food
until it acquires a semi-liquid consistency, before swallowing it.
We chew liquid food or water as if it required attention as a solid food.
8. No distractions
We don’t eat watching TV, being engaged in an important discussion or reading.
9. We do not consume large amounts of liquids
during meals, because these, in turn, weaken the power of digestion.
Half a cup of water at room temperature is the average amount allowed.
If the dishes consumed are dry, they may require a greater intake of liquid, while the consumption of soups or juicy dishes can completely suppress the need for water consumption during a meal.
8. We consume as much as possible only carefully prepared food,
of balanced beings. The emotional energy of the person cooking is transferred to the food. We avoid food prepared by someone who shows resentment.
9. We make the act of feeding a small beneficial
ritualWe give ourselves a break, we relax and say a short prayer or we relate to a beneficial, high principle before we start eating.
10. After eating we relax
briefly, to allow digestion to proceed unhindered. Or we take short quiet walks.
11. We eat in moderation
until about 3/4 of the stomach capacity has filled up.
12. Let at least three hours
pass between successive meals, in order to benefit from a complete digestion.
13. Digestion is more intense during lunch when the
Sun is at its zenith. The rhythms of the body reflect the universal rhythms. That is why it is best to consume the most consistent meal of the day during the lunch period. Breakfast and dinner should be light.
14. Cold liquids reduce digestive
fireand affect digestion. This effect is valid not only during meals, but at all times.
All liquids ingested during a meal should be at room temperature or something more lukewarm.
food choices A very good solution would be to eat once a day, and in the rest to consume liquids – water, fruit or vegetable juices.
In this way a process of regeneration and recovery takes place that harmonizes the entire organism.
16. Plant-based diet
It is best if we completely give up meat in our feed. There are, of course, many levels of healthy choice – vegan, raw vegan, alkaline eating, vegetarian ketogenic and others.
It is good for every person, with the exceptions specified, to dedicate a day is a week to fasting – fasting only with Anaharin water described HERE, for detoxification, regeneration, rejuvenation and recovery. The effects of Anaharin are so valuable that we do not have enough words to praise this simple process.
yoga teacher Leo Radutz,
founder of the Abheda system,
the initiator of the Good OM Revolution