Lately I have been reading and absorbing a lot thus wasn’t writing, and now that I have some gyaan that I want to share with you all, I just couldn’t wait to write this.
Two books that have made an impact on me recently are The Book of Kali by Seema Mohanty and Lighten up your body- Lighten up your life by Lucia Capacchione.
I gained about 15 kgs in a year and have managed to lose around 3-4 kgs in the last one month, only by controlling what I eat and a little exercise here and there. It’s not just the weight that was bothering me. It was the health problems it brought along with it. I became very negative.
How am I turning it around?
Meditation and by maintaining a body journal. I knew if I want to achieve something I have to start with my mind. I had to make myself believe that I can get back to the body I had if I start treating it the way I did it before the weight gain. I had to be that positive person again and that’s why I made my mind my priority.
If you are wondering how can meditation help you with weight loss: A lot of times, we don’t get to know the real reason of the weight loss because you don’t see and hear the signals your body is giving you. With meditation, you start interacting with your body and you start listening to yourself and discuss your deep down problems with yourself. And by maintaining a body journal, you give your body a chance to vent out and say exactly what it feels.
This might sound preachy but start with this little exercise mentioned below and start feeling the difference.
From the book of Kali, I learned about the appearance of Kali, why she looks the way she does and why one should embrace their dark side and move ahead with optimism and power in life. Even the Bhagvad Gita states that “one is one’s own friend or one’s own enemy”.
I’ll keep sharing more exercises for the mind and the body in this series to help you connect with yourself.
Whatever you think you can do, begin it,
For in action, there is magic, grace and power. – Goethe
Until next time,