This post is about to get super personal, but I feel it’s important to dive into how our minds work. Quieting the thoughts, and aligning them with our spirit (or our “true self”) is one of the main purposes for practicing yoga and meditation. Underneath all of the hullabaloo, our intuitions (which is really the language of our soul) are consistently trying to get our attention, but we don’t listen, and I think that’s an ingrained part of the human condition.
Food. You wouldn’t think of this as a word that holds so much power, but it does. Food is the basis for life. On its most basic level, it is meant to nourish us and give us energy. On a more complex level, it is a source of enjoyment, of relaxation, of unity. It is so deeply ingrained into who we are as people: our cultures, our celebrations, our downfalls, our momentous occasions, vacations, heartbreaks, and holidays are all almost always coupled with food.