So I have been absent on the Blog front for a month and so I say ,"sorry". As I opened my Family Yoga Training center in Pineville, NC over the last two months, I was also late on some fundraising for my kids, some marketing for my business, some loving for my man and am still trying to catch up on my quota of me time. You know real quality, I never felt so empowered by aloneness and freedom to do as I please" time. Not the often "I am the only one home with a load of laundry" me time but rather the "Ah, finally some guiltless, I actually am caught up with my life" me time. AHHH, thank you God for yoga!!!!
Well in the world of yogic science, one does not deal with many food allergies because one does not necessarily eat many of the contaminants and types of food that carry high allergy risks. Children brought up into a yogic houshold preety much go from breast to nutrient dense products in a variety of colors and consistencies. When you are practicing a non harming life, you tend not to partake in consuming flesh when you can just as well live on non flesh products. Remember babies are bubbly and light and active and for most , if not more of their first year you they grow and change everyday with little exposure to high risk allergins. Yogic diets tend to stay as simple as those first years. a handful of berries, some prunes, dates and yes the highest risk to their allergin exposure, nuts. I often wonder if our production cycle of these proteins is the problem verses the substance itself because seeds and nuts are prevailant in a non meat based, nutrient dense diets but the nuts are consumed in less quantities. Even without the nuts, what is necessary is providing yourself nutrients.Nutrient dense food is becomming more and more of a rarity and I wonder could that be a piece of our allery puzzle. Could it be what we do not have verses what we have when we have an allergy? As a more serious aspirant of yoga one will make a point to eat cleaner foods before conception and not just because they are pregnant because those food are digested better and give more energy and essential nutrients to begin with.It makes sense to let food run it's natural course and not pump it up with a chemical "preserving" it for your schedule. I am not one to say I have not resorted to a frozen meal now and again but make it more quality product to begin with.Remember clean foods have a short shelf life because they are alive and can give life to you. Would you care to eat a hamburger from the meat of an old cow that could no longer produce enough milk to be useful and was sent and injected with hormones to beef it up and make it appear preetier and then after slaughter treated again with chemicals to make it last longer before decay??? So why eat plant based or grain products this way? I do not know the research but I have not come across one disciplined diet yogi in readings or in person who expressed to me they had or had know another serious practitioner that had food allergies. In fact, I have only come across people who swore the health benefits and subsequent detoxification practices of the holy science of yoga and aryuveda helped eliminate the allergy.It seems logical that taking care of what you put in and out of your body, even if it means more dedication, less sensory gratification, more planning and more initial effort to obtain, actually goes a very long way. Like anything else, after a bit of work transitioning, it would seem the benefits verses the risks would make it a necessity. In school I heard of my teacher's, guru's guru's guru surviving 4 years on almonds and their milk alone in deep meditation. I guess that is a testament to how much we consume and have strayed from the ideal fact that we should eat to live and NOT live to eat but that my friends is a topic for another day. Be Well.