Let’s talk cycles. Mostly we’re blissfully ignorant of all the cycles that govern our day-to-day. But if we want to feel great, it’s critical we get lined up with them for our body to function symptom-free (aka, body efficiency).
Just think about how much really happens in cycles –
Hunger & digestion
Cycles of rest & activity
Times of organ activity
Times when the body absorbs nutrients and when it naturally cleans itself out
Systole & diastole of the heart pulsation
The inhale, exhale and pauses in between the breath
If you’re a woman, your cycle is being pulled by the moon just like the tide and governed by, to be frank, quite a poetic symphony of hormones not unlike the ebb and tide of the ocean.
Here are habits that destroy cycles in the body
Sleeping late at night
Stress, in particular, low-level but prolonged stress
Eating at irregular times
Eating late at night
Alcohol and other drugs
Vata-aggravating activities & foods (Vata is the force that is governing all rhythms in the body!)
Ignoring natural urges like sleep, toilet, urine, sneezing and other fun one
Here’s what works to reset rhythms (ie that makes you feel great again and gives your body what you need)
Correcting Vata, in particular balancing upward & downward forces in the body
Deep yoga asana (by that I mean when your mind gets out of the way. How do you know? When you have a really deeeeep relaxation in savasana at the end.
Right exercise – not too much, not too little
Repeated full deep breathing
Eating at regular times
Eating an early dinner
Developing effective stress-reducing techniques – that you use!
Avoiding stimulants and alcohol
Following your reliable natural urges
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