Have you ever thought why I have been saying many times in this blog, that Pranayama or Yogic breathing helps prevent and alleviate many diseases, helps to energize our body, helps in losing unwanted fat from our body, helps harmonize our body and mind, helps alleviating tension and stress, helps to lead a happy life...and so on?
The answer is simple.Yogic breathing or Pranayama increases the alkalinity of our body. In today's life, we are prone to the exposure of everything acidic, like acidic food( meat, cheese,etc), acidic polluted air that we breathe, acidic violence, acidic tensions, etc. All these increases the acid content of the body and causes inflammation, joint pain,headache, acidosis, stress, tension, anger, and all that builds up 'negative energy' in our body and mind.I know you have wondered many times how "just breathing" helps you achieve all of these.
So it is high time we start doing breathing exercises by way of Pranayama and switch to alkaline foods.Note: Acidic foods are not those foods that taste acidic but those that have an acidic effect after digestion.Eg. Lemon tastes acidic but has alkaline effect after digestion.Hence, good for the body.
Acid forming foods
- Junk,processed foods
- Animal protein rich foods
- All kinds of meat
- Oranges and Lemons
- Most vegetables (Avoid onions)