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The Essence of Food in the times

How can we describe food? What sun is to plants, food is to humans. Food is as much sun. The only visible god. The energy. Prana Shakti. What you eat will determine the longevity of your strength not just of your body, but also of your senses. Not just five, but all ten of them. And very slowly as you will with full awareness practise eating, it will start determining the strength of ones spirit. Because anything that we consume becomes our spirit.

The most beautiful things in life work and are found in silence. So should working of our stomach be. It is the home where Shakti resides. Feed her respectfully.

And to tell you that is how Yog arrived in me it wasn’t that i started doing asanas, no. It arrived through food. It took only the alignment of understanding the body from within. That is how I imagine the first and the foundation of becoming a yogi starts, by understanding ones relation with food.

To cut the story short

I will not tell you to east less. It is your journey and you all will know yourself when, what and how much you need.

But if you can, to start with Avoid these four foods with grit and resolve however weak it may be at the start.

Potato.
Rice.
Sugar.
Maida/White flour

In Ayurveda- the ancient Indian science of food and medicine that one should eat those food that grow in and around your vicinity. That may not be possible today. But what you can do is to buy less, cook well and finish each day. So that your food remains as young and leads you to light and energy.


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Hi, I am Narayan Kaudinya. And i welcome you on this journey, the Road to Nara ! I am an Ethnographer and a practicing Indologist. I did my masters in History and further learnt Sanskrit, Yoga and Nerve-therapy. At 24, pushing most academic sounding, office sitting works away, i felt compelled to know and understand the world and my country, Bharat/India. I travelled, and as it happened i took up teaching in Kashmir and further up in the remote villages of Baltistan in the foothills of Karakoram Ranges. For around three years and many states later there came a time when i felt that it was only while teaching i learnt how to laugh, to see, feel, breathe, love and cry -with children, and mostly resource-less parents in the harshest-freezing border conditions. I write, and work as a documentary photographer and Filmmaker, with numerous published, exhibited and some awarded stories. In my travels and life i have let nature lead me, the divine mother, and as a Yogin, my resolve here is to share my experiences and thoughts as honestly, and through them to blossom in everyone the power and possibility in pursuing your breath, that you seek your true nature with courage and curiosity. Here, on this road i will share my spirit, my love for nature, the elements of life that are us. And in doing so, i'll be happy to see you along.

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  1. I love your post. I guess more and more people start to be interested in Ayurveda including me. I incorporated some ayurvedic tips (I know this word is wrong but it came to my mind 1st) and it is has been very helpful. However, each person has their own journey; one size doesn’t fit all and you said it too. Anyway, we are what we eat and this is something that we must to learn and to be aware of.

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    • Hello May, morning, Thank you for sharing bit of your life.

      Ayurveda(Knowledge or Science of medicine as it is) was kind of always popular but in the garb of western industrialisation, and also with the advent of so many new diseases coming from outside, it couldn’t get that space that it enjoyed for centuries pan asia at least. And you know more so it is said in Ayurveda for food that you must eat crops, vegetables that grow around few kilometres of your being alike for medicine that you’ll find but it is not possible anymore. Anyways It has many wise and organic ideas for our body and mind for us.

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  2. Narayan, I love this post. I’m a stanch vegan and vegetarian most of my life. I’d never eaten white or processed foods until college and immediately stop when I noticed it sapped my energy and made me feel horrible. It’s a tough thing for many to forego their sugar and starchy foods but it can be done slowly. Thank you for the awesome read!

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