4 Different Ways Our Body Ingest Energy

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Of course you know how much it is important to watch what comes into your mouth. Everybody knows that eating fast-food everyday is bad and that we need particularly a certain amount of oligo elements to go out through our days. But more than that, we are influenced by anything that comes in contact with us, not only about the food we eat but also the things we watch or listen to. Look at how it feels to be outside those days, you start to feel anxious when you have to leave home even if you’re not used to feeling like everyone else.

Didn’t you know that as soon as your body – or being – comes into contact with something – anything – , it starts to mirror it a little more ? That something you were watching or listening ; or even that person you’ve spent time with is making you look a little more like them. It’s just as if that something or someone was glowing power into you so as so you would become a little more of them?

We are what we eat. 

You might have heard that saying so many times. But it doesn’t keep away the fact that it is true. And we are going to uncover it more today. It is true in at least 4 different ways : (1) I eat what (2) I watch in order to (3) listen to what (4) I feel.

<p class="has-primary-background-color has-background" value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80"><strong>1 – In order to be healthy you need to eat good food</strong>1 – In order to be healthy you need to eat good food

<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">That one is the most understood I think. But did you know why? A study about the <a href="https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(19)30041-8/fulltext&quot; target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Health effects of dietary risks in 195 countries, 1990–2017</a>  reveals that <em>“findings show that suboptimal diet is responsible for more deaths than any other risks globally, including tobacco smoking”.</em>That one is the most understood I think. But did you know why? A study about the Health effects of dietary risks in 195 countries, 1990–2017  reveals that “findings show that suboptimal diet is responsible for more deaths than any other risks globally, including tobacco smoking”.

<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">If I should say one thing about this, try to eat as much as fruits and vegetables as you can, and choose as much organic foods as you can. Just because they’re better for you than foods soaked in pesticides. They’re more expensive, that is true, but sometimes you just have to put more money in order to be well and live at the fullest of your capacities. Even the plastic wrapping some of your foods can be harmful to you.If I should say one thing about this, try to eat as much as fruits and vegetables as you can, and choose as much organic foods as you can. Just because they’re better for you than foods soaked in pesticides. They’re more expensive, that is true, but sometimes you just have to put more money in order to be well and live at the fullest of your capacities. Even the plastic wrapping some of your foods can be harmful to you.

It’s the same for GMOs, if you just take time to look at what you put into your mouth, you might realise that some labels specify that what you are eating is bad and is created artificially – thankfully the law still says that companies have to be transparent. It’s exactly what it is, we eat things created from chemical products, therefore something artificial. How can we think that it could be at least good for us? It’s proven that pesticides change our DNA! Look for those label showing something that you don’t know, there’s a chance it’s just because it doesn’t exist. Such as E385, E200, soy lecithin and so on.

The US NEWS tells more : “Paying attention to what you eat isn’t only about controlling weight; the need for certain vitamins and minerals increases with age. One is calcium, necessary to protect bones. Another is B12, since some older adults make less of the stomach acid required to absorb the vitamin. More vitamin D also is required. « The skin gets less efficient at converting sunlight into this vitamin, so more is needed from other sources, » Lichtenstein says. Fewer than 7 percent of Americans between ages 50 and 70 get enough vitamin D from the foods they eat, and fewer than 26 percent get enough calcium.”

And this meat you’re eating everyday also contains drugs that the animal took… I’m just saying it’s really important to know where your food comes from.

<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">And for the ones who smoke, some might even say that the plant you smoke even take control of your own body. You’re not the same when you do smoke. And believe me when I say this. I stopped smoking recently and I realised what it took from me. Stopping actually brought me back to my “real self”, or at least it gave me back my energy and fuel for life I so much needed. But since I was smoking cigarettes every day I didn’t even realise it since it was always the case. And for the ones who smoke, some might even say that the plant you smoke even take control of your own body. You’re not the same when you do smoke. And believe me when I say this. I stopped smoking recently and I realised what it took from me. Stopping actually brought me back to my “real self”, or at least it gave me back my energy and fuel for life I so much needed. But since I was smoking cigarettes every day I didn’t even realise it since it was always the case. 

It’s the same for the things you eat or anything you drink, sometimes we don’t even realise how bad it can hurt us because we ingest it everyday and we don’t know how we are feeling when we’re out of it. Choosing good food is a way to showing your body that you worth more than cheap.

I could go on and on about this but we’ll come back later with an article about Ayurveda and about how and why I became vegetarian.

What can we remember about all this today? This article might give us an idea :“Rich in vegetables, fruit, cereals, nuts, regular ‘splash’ of olive oil, and occasional glass of wine, the Mediterranean diet has multiple beneficial health effects, such as decreasing the risk of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer, and cognitive disorders. The effect seemed to be clear-cut in Mediterranean populations, but it wasn’t so consistent for the non-Mediterranean regions, probably because of the use of different Mediterranean diet scores.”

2 – What we watch is digested in the same way as food 

You know how Facebook is taking time out of you. We are in quarantine so we’re all more on our screens but don’t you realise that all the notifications you’re getting are made to take time out of you? I know you do. They actually want you to spend more time on your phone so you’re able to see their adds and so they get your money. Again, it’s all about money.

Furthermore, as I told you in my article about the benefits of coronavirus, we need to concentrate on the good things happening around us and I don’t think concentrating on the news every single day won’t help us to feel good. And if one doesn’t feel good, one is not happy.

As a matter of fact, mainstream medias don’t always tell the truth, they are known for arranging the truth. Especially right now, where it’s easy to feel overwhelmed ; they shouldn’t lie to us but they do. We heard in France that all the hospitals were full and that it was hard. I get that it is hard but then I hear from one of my friend who is working as a nurse in hospitals in the south of France that there hospitals are not full at all and even that some nurses need to take vacation because they’re too much people working…

“Repeat a lie strong enough and long enough and people will believe it.” Adolf Hitler

I won’t go into asking why they do that but it’s still interesting to realise it. When we watch the news, we are soaking up the fear that they want to give us. We should therefore be aware of what we watch as much as what we listen.

Watching is the same as playing. Many years ago not far from my hometown, we all heard about that teenager who killed his parents after playing too long at video games that were not supposed to be played by someone his age. There’s also children going mad after playing “Slender Man ». A women even killed his 3 month old baby just because he was too much crying while she was playing “Farmville”. I don’t know about you but it’s enough for me to try to not play too long. 

Therefore, we can naturally see that what we are watching is ingested by our body and has an effect on our wellbeing. Of course change doesn’t happen overnight but by becoming aware and conscious of the situation, we all can start to change our habits into good ones.

3 – You soak up what you listen to

We all had that experience where music just changed our mood. We listened to that one music we liked because we were just feeling down and wanting some alone time. That music sheered us up and made us rock the end of the day. I know I love to play a mantra in the morning (read my article about mantras here if you didn’t already) to wake up gently and then I put some loud music to start my day energised.

Listening to a podcast might be a good thing to do as well. I also talked about this in my article about what to do during lock down, you can read it here.

Moreover, we all experienced a lie that affected us. My sister for instance, she still remembers me saying that we were on our mother’s womb at the same, except we’re 10 years apart… Joke aside, it’s the same for secrets, they might be hard to keep or even bear and it can affect our wellbeing and even the way we think.

For instance I will always remember those pictures or clips I watched and heard when I was a teenager and decided to do like the others and watch what everyone was watching. Even though you knew you shouldn’t have had watched it, you did and it became part of your life for quite some time.

It is the same for the radio shows you used to listen to. Why don’t the good things tend to stick to ourselves more than the bad things? It is much easier for something bad to get remembered later. It is how life works and how we are made to function. Our brain follows patterns he knows. In meditation, we learn the cycles of life. Which are “Action – Desire – Memory”. Even if we think we have a free will, most of the time we are following the same patterns over and over. And that’s not just me saying it, scientists too. If we want to think about good memories, we first need to concentrate on creating good action so our desires change and we keep living in an energy of love more than an energy of fear. For this, believe me when I say that mediation is going to help you come across those different feelings, you can read my article about meditation, Stop Running and Listen to Yourself.

4 – I feel good

My feelings start to go up as long as I keep doing what is making me feel good. The more I eat things that are good for me, the more that I watch interesting things and the more I listen to things that uplift me, the more I will feel happy.

Let’s take a look at Hawkins Scale of Consciousness. It tell us that in order to live Enlightenment, we need to be « logged » in the higher ranks of the scale. If I’m showing off and therefore live Pride, I’m feeling Scorn and I vibrate at 175 on the scale, and we also get the emotion to help us recognise where we are, here is Demanding. Hawkins is a psychologist and Nobel Price, his worldly estimate of humanity’s evolution is « courage ».

I find this scale really interesting. If we transpose what I’m saying into it, we see that if I watch something frightening, I get feelings of anxiety and therefore live at only 20 on the scale of consciousness. I told you in previous articles that life is made of vibration and that we all vibrate something. That scale represents the energy we are vibrating and therefore attracting to us.

Don’t we all want to live at the highest of our potential and attract good things to us? We therefore should try to vibrate at a certain energy, at least control the most of it that we can. What we can control is what we eat, what we watch and what we listen to.

I know that it is easier said than done ; don’t worry, everything take time and change doesn’t happen overnight. Be gentle with yourself and start being aware of your life.

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Ben

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Yoga as a Path to Transformation

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As promised, let me now introduce you to yoga. I will share the history of yoga, how I went to it and how I find it really beneficial to anyone who wants to improve their life and wellbeing.

Yoga is both a physical and spiritual practice originated in ancient India. The word ‘yoga’ comes from the Sanskrit (ancient Indian language) yujto yoke and samadhi – concentration. Therefore, the one who practice yoga wants to connects one body, mind and spirit and go toward liberation. You can find many different interpretations of what yoga is and we can speak about more than 20 different types of yoga, each with its own practice and goals.

As a matter of fact, yoga was originally created in order for one to be able to stay seated longer while meditating. The more you’re comfortable in your body, the more you’re able to stay still and listen to yourself. Originally, Indus practiced yoga in order to grow spiritually speaking. The yogis encourage union with the finite jiva (transitory self) and with the infinite Brahman (eternal self). Brahman is a term used by the Hindus to mean “God”. To say that in another way, yogis want to connect to the inner God everyone holds in their being in order to find peace. Yoga is ancient path to spiritual growth, a system created to rejuvenate the body and prolong life.

For a beginner, I would suggest starting with restorative yoga, which is a very relaxing and grounded type of yoga. Everybody can do it and everybody should do it, because you don’t even have to do the effort or have to use your muscles, you use the ground and the gravity to help you go deeper into the relaxation. Yes, you read well, I’m talking about relaxation, I’m not telling you to force yourself into building muscles. And it is really good for recovery, healing, anxiety, helps you stretch and even practice patience! If you want to build muscles, then there is another type of yoga that is available for you.

In addition, yoga is known to be therapeutic and really good for all sorts of health and mental issues. Studies have shown its effectiveness for back pain, anxiety, schizophrenia, self acceptation, to name a few.

On this subject, I would suggest you to watch the documentary I AM MARIS on Netflix or THE SCIENCE BEHIND YOGA on UpliftTV.

Actually, I think yoga is a very good way to come into contact with your being, with your body. I know there’s a lot of people showing off the postures they’re doing on social medias and I think that’s the opposite of what yoga should be about. Yoga is about working on your impatience and listening to what your body is trying to tell you. It’s a good thing to want to be good at what you do but it’s another thing to help yourself going there.

When you do yoga, you want to be in tune with your breath. As everyone knows, the breath is where life flows, so as long as you breath, you will be able to tune into your body and your dharma (purpose).

Even if your goal is to build strength, you always tune to your breath to be aware of your muscles. The more you do it, the more you’re able to recognise where your body can go and where you want to lead it.

The mind is a calm meditative flow. The more your mind is steady, the more your body will be as well. The mind is a meditative calm steady flow when you do yoga, the body is an expression of that inner state. So here we are, we use this exercise to always build more steadiness in our mind. That’s where yoga is a meditative practice.

The methods used in the yoga techniques cannot be separated from its philosophy. Because yoga is considered to be a practice of psychosomatic exercices. The more you practice the exercices, the more you are inclined to feel the benefits. In the repetition of the movement, the magic arises.

A yoga teacher once told me :

“We’re not here to suffer through the experience but really grow as a result of the experience. Not only growing physically but also growing mentally and emotionally. As you learn to relate to experiences of discomfort, this skill translates directly into your daily life, when you encounter challenging or uncomfortable situations you can remain relaxed there and interact in a much more functional way with the different experiences of your life.”

And that’s what I actually find magical about yoga. Where one comes into the mat, one is dedicated to doing good to oneself. By deciding to show up and just be here with yourself, you come into contact with your own being, discovering what keeps you away from fulfilling your deepest desires.

It’s like an analogy of life, you come into the mat as you would come into your life. Some days you’re lazy and you just want to relax and some days you want to be as good as you can be and build strength. Of course, the more you practice, the more you will find yoga intense, and that’s when you will have to allow yourself to remain relaxed within this intensifying experience. Discomfort is perfectly normal in the context of yoga and in the context of life, if you feel pain, that’s when you know you have to stand back and change your position – or experience if we still talk about life experiences. When having challenging experiences, you learn to breath, to relax with discomfort and learn from it.

Furthermore, I would advise anyone who wants to start this journey to alternate any type of yoga they’re doing. If you want to build strength, it’s good for you to work on your core and always challenge you but it is also good to know when to relax and listen when your body is asking you to stand back. And if you’re doing yoga only to relax yourself, challenging you might be beneficial.

As you move through the body, there is a lot of energy that we are transmuting. We are playing with the energies coexisting with us, breath, life, laughs, tears, gifts, chakras …

Though the body is how you get to discover your spirit. Even faster than reading books. You drop into the very present moment. Mind starts to go away when you’re in the movement part. Naturally you connect with your heart more and the present is what allows your spirit to blossom, because you’re connected with your body and spirit and the mind is not doing this chatter thing. I find moving in general to be one of the most helpful ways to connect to your spirit.

We are made to move, because if we don’t, we fall.

Personally, I know yoga and therefore meditation has been really beneficial to me. I used to have panic attacks, to speak too fast to be understood and to move through life even faster than my mind was even able to articulate. I come to yoga/meditation as often as I can because when I don’t I feel that my body is not in tune with my being anymore. When I start to articulate my movement with my breath, I am able to come back into my true essence, I encounter myself every time a little more. And it is always a pleasure to discover another part of myself. That’s where I find the magic in life. It’s magical to look at a tree when you remember that it was only a little seed in the beginning. And it is magical to see that one can be even better everyday. I used to think that only self-centered persons could think that way but now, I think that it takes courage and maturity to be able to live in peace with oneself.

Here you can find an article about yoga, more focused on a christian point of view https://puricarechronicles.blogspot.com/2018/07/yoga-practice-of-yoga-is-much-more-than.html

Here’s another really good website about yoga if you’re interested to know more : https://www.yogapedia.com/  

I hope this article was beneficial for you and inspired you to start doing yoga – even more.

Don’t hesitate to ask me any questions if you want to know more. You can also propose a subject for a future article.

Stay tuned !

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Ben

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