Yoga helps me to get in touch with my inner self. When you meditate, you learn how to quiet yourself. That is why they call it balancing, centering and grounding when they speak of yogic type work. You need to be working on all three.
You can find your center in life
I always center myself with some centering techniques that include breathing. Breathing helps with everything~ If you learn how to slow down the breath at any given moment, you can slow down other things such as your blood pressure.
Tips on eating: Hydrogenated foods
You are what you eat is another aspect of cultivating a more healthy and centered self.
Focus this year on eating healthier.
Reading Labels on Food
You can begin your health quest by reading labels and stop eating things such as partially hydrogenated products- peanut butter is one of those.
Most peanut butter that you can buy in the supermarket has hydrogenation in it. You may need to go to a health food store for good peanut butter.
I even found a powered peanut butter at the health food store. It is great. You can add water or almond milk to turn it into good peanut butter without the hydrogenation.
Tips on Sugar
Another product that you should consciously lower your intake of is sugar!
Sugar not only packs on the calories but it causes inflammation in the body, so if you have any ongoing ailments such as rheumatoid arthritis, or other inflammatory disorders, you may want to cut out the sugar and red meat~ they both cause inflammation.
Mind, Body and Soul
To sum it up, if you want to stay healthy inside and out, you need to make some changes in life. Your inner being will be a lot happier with healthy eating, exercising- including sweating to get rid of the toxins, and a healthy mind that does not focus on things that cause stress~