The Seven Bodies of Human

The Seven Bodies of Human

An individual is divided into seven bodies.  The first body is the physical body which is visible and we all know it. Beyond the physical body, there is the second body, etheric body. There is the third body i.e. an astral body which is beyond the etheric body. Beyond the astral body; there is the mental body. The fifth body, i.e. the spiritual body, is after mental body; beyond it, there is the cosmic body. And beyond all, there is the seventh body called bodiless body or nirvanic body.

The Physical Body

From birth till the first seven years of life, the physical body (sthula sharir) sole is built up. Rest six bodies are in seed form. They remain dormant in the starting of life but have the ability for development. For these years, there is insignificant growth as if no growth of intellect, understandings or emotion.  The physical body alone develops within this period. Some people never grow after seven years of age; they desist in this stage and are have no more intellectuality than that of animals. Animals grow merely in the physical form; the other bodies have no role within them.

The Etheric Body

After seven years till fourteen years – the bhawa sharir (the etheric body) grows. This 2nd seven year is the time period of emotional development of the person. Thus sexual maturity, which is the most wanton form of emotion, is accessed by fourteen years of age. Here some people stop having growth at this stage. In this case, the physical body develops, but they stick with the physical and the etheric bodies.

The Astral Body

From the age of fourteen to twenty, the sukshma sharir (the astral body) evolves. In this body reasoning, thinking, and intellect is grown. After the growth of the astral body, an individual reaches adulthood, yet it is the adulthood of mere sex. Now, the work of nature is completed for co-operating human beings. Even in this phase a man is not fully matured. The astral body, where thinking, reason, intellect, etc develop, is a sequel to tradition, civilization, culture, education, and company. It is natural that the usual range of seven years for the development of each body is becoming less and less with more and more evolution of a man.

The girls reach puberty at the age of thirteen to fourteen years all over the world. Since the last twenty-five years, the age for reaching puberty is decreasing and decreasing. Nowadays, we have seen that an eleven years girl attains puberty. The decreasing of the voting age to eighteen is a signal that a person now satiates the function of twenty-one years in eighteen years. However, twenty-one years are requisite for the development of the astral body in a normal case. The majority of people do not rise ahead than this. Their surmount stops suddenly with the growth of the third body, and there is no anterior fabrication for the rest of their lives.

The Mental Body

Between the ages of twenty-one to twenty-eight years, the manas sharir (the fourth body- mental body i.e. psyche) is developed. Some wonderful experiences begin with the mental body. For instance, a man whose intellect is not developed may not take an interest in or enjoy mathematics. Mathematics has its own glamor where Einstein was adept in it as a musician is in music, as a singer is in song, as a player is in the game or a painter is in colors.

Unending potentialities inaugurate in front of us with each body that develops fully. If the etheric body is not developed and stagnated after the first seven years of development, for such person have no any interest in life beyond eating and drinking. The people will be sex-centered in the civilization where the majority of people have got stuck  the second body.  Their individualities, their literature, their art, dance, songs, music, their films, their poetry and paintings, even their residence and vehicles are sex-centered. Their entire world is filled completely with sex, with sexuality.

People become intellectual and contemplative in the civilization in which the third body grows completely. All types of significant intellectual revolutions take place important in a society or in a nation due to complete growth of the third body among the people. Such issue was seen among the people in the period of Buddha, Mahaveer, etc. Those people followed the royal path of such enlightened masters. 

 Some strange experiences are observed with the full development of the mental body. It has potentialities like telepathy, hypnotism, clairvoyance, etc. These give the abilities to have contact with one another in absentia of obstacles from time or place; the capacity to understand the thoughts mentally of other without asking or emit thoughts into another. Such people can set up a thought into another without any outer support. A person with the fully developed mental body can proceed the journey outside of his body; he can remain apart from the physical body and can do astral projection.

There are hyperphysical possibilities in the fourth body, but normally it remains undeveloped as there are many menaces as well as many spoofs. The possibilities of deception rise with the abilities start being subtler and subtler. The world that begins from the mental body is subjective while the world till the astral body is objective.

The Kundalini, dream, siddhis (spiritual accomplishment) mentioned in yoga, etc are the parts on the mental body. Imagination and thoughts are also underlying areas of the fourth body.

When the kundalini awakens it becomes impossible to take intoxicants. The alcohol influence mental body very quickly as it is very delicate. The mental body of a woman is even more delicate. That is why a woman gets highly affected by alcohol; she does more hazardous than a man who does so. Alcohol affects woman quickly and she goes out of her control. So women protect themselves from this peril by certain rules in society.

A simple method to know whether the fourth (mental) body is active or not- if you get that you have to suppress the emotion of rage or violence, then kundalini has not awakened. A composite change is seen in your behavior with the awakening of the fourth body, and all the religious vows (mahavrata) – nonviolence, celibacy, not stealing, non-ownership more than necessary, and continuous consciousness – will become an intrinsic habit. Since it is not the final aim, you cannot remain here perpetually. There are still three more bodies that have to be passed.

Heaven and hell appertain at the mental body, and one who stays here will realize the situation of heaven and hell. Most of the people stop at the first, second or third body; for them, life between birth and death becomes everything; they think that there is nothing and no life after death.

The Spiritual Body

The Sanskrit term for the spiritual body is “atma sharir” – is of mighty significance. If development in life continues in a pertinent way, then by the age of thirty-five the fifth body should be completely grown up. The normal period for the growth of this body is from 28 years to 35 years. Even the fourth body is developed in a very few people so this is a faraway concept regarding the growth of the fifth body. Thus soul or spirit and such metaphysical things are only a context of discussion for us; we have nothing to find on it besides the words. The entry into the fifth body becomes possible, and only if the kundalini awakens in the fourth body. Since we remain unaware of the fourth body, the fifth also remains unknown. Very few high leveled spiritualists have discovered the fifth body. Among them, some feel that the journey is completed and promulgate, “To obtain the soul (atman) is to get everything.” Nevertheless, the travel is not yet ceased. These people who stay at the spiritual body negate God. They say, “There is no Paramatma or no brahman,” same like that of one who stagnates on the first body. Same like that the materialist thinks, “The body is all and everything; nothing remains after the death of the body,” and the spiritualist affirms, “Nothing is there beyond the soul; the Atman (soul) is the overall thing; it is the final stage or destiny of being.” However, this is merely the fifth body. The liberation (mokshya) is experienced in this body. The boundaries of the first four bodies are surpassed and the soul becomes completely liberated.  

The Cosmic Body

This is the sixth body- brahma sharir.  The natural duration of the development of the cosmic body is between the ages of 35 to 42 years. There are very few words to talk on it as this cannot be explained merely in words.

The Nirvanic Body

This is a stage of bodilessness, an incorporeal state. This is the final situation only the void outstays. Everything disappears not even the brahman remains. No cosmic reality, but only the emptiness. What happens there? Buddha replied, “The blaze dies out.” Then what happens? – “When there is no blaze, question dissolves.”  Where has question gone? Where is the blaze now?’ It is dissolved, and that is the final.” The word nirvana means the end of the flame or blaze.

When one grows beyond his soul, when he desires to leave it, he pierces the cosmic body. The fifth body is the gateway of liberation, and if he accesses up to the sixth there achieve God-realization stage. Then the question of liberation disappears. Now he declares “Aham Brahmasmi” – I am God – is of this superficies. Yet one step is more, which is the final leap – where there is nothingness or empty; there is no aham and no Brahman, here I and thou are completely nonexistent, – there is complete and utter void. This is known as Nirvana.

Tips for Self-Care: How to Balance an Active Lifestyle

Tips for Self-Care: How to Balance an Active Lifestyle

Improving quality of life involves making dozens of positive decisions throughout the day. These include decisions about what we eat, how we manage stress, and how we sleep. Having and maintaining a fit and healthy lifestyle involves self-care and actively working to improve various facets of our lives.

Exercise

Being fit begins with an exercise regimen. Find a sport or workout that you enjoy. Implement physical activity into your daily routine, finding time before, in between, or after work to get your body moving. In order to accomplish a well-rounded approach to health, consider balancing your fitness routine with other aspects of self-care.

Diet

An essential companion to a good lifestyle is a clean and balanced diet. Changing your diet begins with making good choices consistently throughout your day and week. This means eliminating processed sugars, which increase inflammation and risk for diabetes and other ailments. It also means cutting down on fast food and processed foods that contain too many calories and not enough nutrients. As Livestrong suggests, your diet should have the right combination of nutrients, proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. This way your body gets the components it needs to replenish, heal, and stay active.

One way to ensure a healthy diet is to organize yourself and plan your meals for the week. Cooking at home and in bulk will help prevent you from making last-minute trips for fast food. If you cook ahead, you’ll have prepared meals to last you a couple of days. This is an efficient and economical way to build good habits and resist temptation.

Sleep

According to Men’s Fitness magazine, sleep is an absolutely vital part of recovery. When you sleep, you recover, repair, and replace. Your brain shuts down and repairs itself; this way it is ready for the next day. People that neglect or cut down on their sleep will often feel fatigued and fail to progress in their workouts.

There are a lot of reasons why people suffer from sleep deprivation, but making an effort to go to sleep early can have many benefits for your health. Harvard Health reports that good sleeping habits will promote a better metabolism, help combat disease, and improve learning, memory, mood, and cardiovascular health.

If you are one of the many people that struggle with getting a good night’s sleep, there are a few things you can do to aid your efforts:

  • Many people use what is called pink noise as a way to produce steady uninterrupted sound. Many noise machines on the market have been proven to help people stay asleep longer. Noise helps people relax and can block noise interruptions that might pull you out of REM sleep.
  • Light and darkness. According to the Huffington Post, light can inhibit the secretion of melatonin, which is your body’s natural sleep hormone. Making your room as dark as possible can actually help you fall asleep faster and get better-quality sleep.
  • Pillows and sheets. Investing in some high-quality soft pillows and sheets can make you feel more comfortable and cozy, making falling asleep easier.

Stress

They say stress is the killer disease. Suffering from chronic stress can take a serious toll on your body and mind. Staying active, eating, and sleeping well are good antidotes. You can also find other ways to mitigate stress:

  • Personal space. Create your own personal and quiet space at home where you can sit quietly, practice meditation, or read without interruptions. Sometimes all we need is a moment alone to collect ourselves and our thoughts.
  • Venture out. Spending time out in nature is a great way to fight off stress caused from our fast-paced and hectic lives.

Practicing self-care is your greatest investment for the future. Taking care of your body, health, and mental well-being will not only improve your quality of life but make you more productive as well. Remember that physical activity, fuel, and recovery are necessary ingredients for a healthy life. Regular yoga practice is the better way to self-care your physical and mental health.

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Youth Elixirs or Just Help from Nature?

All over the world, there have been stories about fountains of youth, elixirs and plants that will grant you eternal life, youth and beauty. Why people are so obsessed with staying young is still a thing of debate, but a lot of it certainly has to do with the strength and health we have when we are younger, so we’re all trying to turn the clock back. And while I’m sorry to tell you that there still hasn’t been a fountain of youth discovered, there are some things in nature that can help us stay strong, vital and youthful for longer.

Clear mind – young soul

Clear mind – young soul

There is no reason why someone who looks young wouldn’t also be wise and calm. After all, being young isn’t all about partying all the time and doing insane things. This is where meditation comes into play. People who meditate are more mindful, self-aware and calmer than their peers who don’t practice meditation. On one hand, less frowning, anger and stress decreases the chance of any worry lines etching deep into your forehead, while it also allows your body to create collagen and keep the skin smooth and tight naturally. But perhaps most importantly, being at peace with yourself and the world around you helps you come to terms with the fact that aging is a natural process and that nobody stays young forever, so that when your fine lines appear, you will still keep your cool and accept them as a new part of you.

Help from nature

Everything we have comes from nature, but there are some things that we could consume that do a lot more than just give us a boost of energy. For starters, if you’re an average person, you’re probably eating more fat than recommended, but probably not the right kind. Omega-3 fatty acids are crucial for the body, but they also help stabilize your mood, prevent visible signs of aging and improve bone strength. You can get omega-3 from fish and walnuts, and about two grams per day will get you a long way. Another secret ingredient is almighty curcumin: it has anti-inflammatory properties, as well as antioxidants, helping you feel better and preserve your youth. It’s not easily absorbed through food, but you can find supplements that will give you the results you want.

Yoga

here’s nothing better than some stretching in the morning. But yoga is a lot more than that and, combined with the meditation we mentioned before, can be your way of staying young. Not only is it a great workout that will help tone your muscles and improve your flexibility, but it is made to have an effect on your organs as well. Yoga will help regenerate your digestive system and the reproduction system, which will both add years to your life. Additionally, the breathing practiced in yoga helps oxygenate your cells and rid them of toxins. Practicing the simple tree pose will help you increase your balance and proprioception, which decreases over time, and the downward dog will help you have a healthy spine for a long time. Remember to always train with a professional instructor if you’re new to this, because repeatedly doing poses the wrong way can have the opposite effect of what you’re looking for.

Outside in

Healthy food

There’s only so much you can do for your skin from the inside, and while how your skin feels from the inside is important, if you want good results, you will have to tackle it from the outside as well. Forget about the lotions and potions – let’s talk natural. Sure, rubbing banana peel on your face will give you some benefits, but if you want to see real change, you want to get something more concentrated. Retinol might have a scary name, but it’s just a type of vitamin A, and it is the be-all-end-all supplement for skin rejuvenation. It will tighten pores and make your skin shed the outer layer, leaving it rosy and plump – which also means you shouldn’t overdo it so you don’t damage your skin. If you want an alternative, an Asian plant called madecassol will do the trick, and it has an additional benefit of healing scars. For a mild, everyday option, try washing your face with oatmeal. It will give you smooth, soft skin every time, and will act as the gentlest scrub, so it’s safe to use every day.

Looking young forever is impossible, but slowing the clock is well within our grasp, so if staying youthful is your goal, make sure you are taking good care of your body and giving it all it needs from nature to win the battle against the clock.

A Senior’s Guide to Chronic Pain Reduction

Many people over the age of 50 see recurring pain as a natural and unavoidable aspect of the aging process; however, there is evidence to suggest that chronic pain is neither natural nor inevitable. Chronic pain can be defined as daily pain that occurs for 6 months or more. Often, this pain is the result of reduced flexibility, mobility, and strength. That being said, there are numerous steps people over 50 can take to combat the roots of their pain. Yoga has proven to be particularly effective in pain relief, and is currently practiced by seniors all over the world to combat recurring aches, pains, and stiffness. Keep reading to learn how yoga may be able to help you, as well as how to get started in your practice.

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Physical Healing


As we age, the tissue around our joints thickens and our muscle mass decreases. As a result, people often find they become less flexible, strong, and active. Yoga gently encourages the elongation of muscles and enhanced joint mobility. Increased muscle elasticity reduces stiffness and increases overall range of motion. As tightness is reduced, muscle and joint pain are often reduced as well. Physical pain is often connected to reduced strength and mobility, which can increase the risk of falling. After a fall, people often find that pain becomes much worse. Stretching improves strength and balance, which in turn makes people less susceptible to falling. Lastly, yoga and stretching improves circulation and facilitates blood flow to the muscles, which can reduce muscular pain. If you want to combat the physical ailments causing pain, stretching during yoga may be your answer.

Mental Healing


While yoga is a great method to improve physical strength and flexibility, the benefits of yoga transcend physical conditioning. While pain is often considered to be a manifestation of a physical ailment, medical professionals are increasingly drawing a link between physical pain and mental well-being. Stress, personal loss, depression, and loneliness can contribute to the frequency and severity of pain. Additionally, chronic pain can occur when there is no actual physical damage – the body simply sends misleading signals to the brain, and people experience physical discomfort despite not having a physical ailment. Yoga is what’s called a “mind-body” technique that can change the way our brain and physical body connect with one another. Yoga and the stretching it involves promotes relaxation, improves positive thinking, and encourages people to be mindful about why they are feeling a certain way. Yoga helps build pain management skills and can actually alter how people experience pain.

Getting Started


Now that you know how yoga can facilitate physical and mental healing, it’s time to look at a few options for getting started. First, make sure you consult your doctor about whether yoga is right for you. If you intend to do yoga from the comfort of your own home, spend a bit of time setting up your space. Find a quiet, comfortable area in your home to dedicate to your yoga routine. Having a pre-established set-up can encourage you to do yoga more frequently. Next, make the space your own. For example, If you prefer dim lighting, consider thicker curtains and a light dimmer. You may also consider purchasing a few staple items, such as a yoga mat, stool, and foam roller. If you are unsure about what poses to do, there are countless online articles and videos to get you started. In addition to at-home yoga, you may want to join a weekly class. These can be a great way to meet new people as well as learn new skills from a registered yoga professional. No matter how you choose to get started, make sure you are designing a yoga routine you can stick to.

Getting older doesn’t have to mean a life of increased pain. If you want to get started on reducing the frequency and severity of chronic pain, talk to your doctor about starting your yoga practice. After just a few weeks, you will likely see changes in your flexibility, mobility, and mental well-being.

Author


Harry Cline is creator of NewCaregiver.org and author of the upcoming book, The A-Z Home Care Handbook: Health Management How-Tos for Senior Caregivers. As a retired nursing home administrator, father of three, and caregiver to his ninety-year-old uncle, Harry knows how challenging and rewarding caregiving can be. He also understands that caregiving is often overwhelming for those just starting out. He created his website and is writing his new book to offer new caregivers everywhere help and support.

How to Maintain Good Relationship

How to Maintain Good Relationship

How to Maintain Happy, Healthy & Good Relationship With Your Partners

The good relationship is life’s real achievement.  People try to maintain good relationship all their life but their effort becomes futile. A good relationship depends on us, our thinking and our behavior. It is the irony of our life that how much we try to make our relationship good, we fail to maintain a good relationship. To maintain a good relationship, we have to change ourselves not our partner.

A good relationship is a blessing of our life which can be got by a great effort of the self. It is a heavenly virtue and it brings all positivity in our life. To have a good relationship is everyone’s goal in their life. For good relationship, we have to start from small things. We can surely make our relationship good if we are ready to believe that there is nothing to contribute highly to maintain a good relationship in our life.

You must show your feelings with your partner to maintain a good relationship. If you show your feelings, you can understand each other perfectly. We can connect with the feelings of each other. To be truth in a relationship is the first requirement because truth leads you to positive circumstance. Forgiveness is the best way to have a wonderful relationship.

Some people can’t forgive even a small mistake of their partner and they have a struggling relationship. Some people can maintain the awesome relationship by forgiving each mistake of their partner. Human is not complete so a human does some mistakes in daily activities. If we forgive our partner, they can be changed in a positive direction.

It depends on the person how they can lead the relationship. If a person becomes little bit aware of the relationship, he or she can find the positive aspects of the relationship. There are both dark and bright sides of everything. We can find the real quality and ability of our partner; we never become sad in the relationship. If someone sees an only negative side of the partner he or she cannot be happy in life.

Most of the people of the world expect something with their partner. The relationship which depends on the expectation cannot remain sound relationship in the long period of time. Expecting something in a relationship is to invite misfortune in the relationship. In the relationship, we must focus on what we can give our partner not on what can get from our partner. The only evil in a relationship is an expectation of love from the partner. If we ask love with our partner, we never become happy in our whole life.

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We must control our ego to maintain a good relationship. Ego is the main reason for our difficult relationship. If our ego becomes the barrier in the relationship, we can never be happy in the relationship. Ego is the most dangerous factor which can be the reason to break up in the relationship. If we cannot understand our ego, we will regret after breaking the relationship. We don’t have to give our ego to be dominant in our relationship.

We must compromise with our desires and wanting with our partner. It is not our weakness, but it is the real capacity of maintaining a good relationship. Some of the people think that compromising is dissolving to the partner but that is the wrong concept. We must grow together in the relationship. We must encourage our partner to grow up in their field.

We must be a motivator of each other. We can really become strong bond to live together and to be happy together. Give some chances to miss your partner and you can understand the value of your partner. When you miss each other time to time, you want a joyful moment with your partner together. Misunderstanding cannot be separate from the relationship, so we must try to find the real meaning of saying of our partner.

You must be the best friend of your partner. When you become the best friend of your partner, you can enjoy every moment with your partner. If you are playful with your partner, you can maintain a good relationship. If you admire your partner’s good quality, your relationship becomes amazing because people want to be praised by the loved ones.

You must respect good ideas what your partner provides you. You must show that you are impressed by your partner’s creativity. There are very small points we must be careful. We don’t have to do some big for our partner to make him or her happy. If we become aware of very minor matters having great value, we can be very happy in our relationship.

If you find some good quality of your partner which is ignored by other people, he or she becomes very happy. If you talk about your partner’s favourite food and favourite place to visit, your partner enjoys your presence.

We can make our partner happy by doing very small things. If we applause the clothes of our partner, our partner becomes very happy. If we give some gift to our partner, he or she becomes so happy. It doesn’t need to give very expensive things. We can give something which our partner really likes.

If your partner is in the stressful situation, you should understand the situation and be the source of comfort. In the stressful condition, every partner wants assurance from their partner. You must talk in the subject matter what your partner wants to talk about.

Be close physically to your partner and praise your partner’s body. Support your partner physically, psychologically, mentally and emotionally. Give your partner freedom and time to enjoy alone sometime. You should give your time to have fun together. It is better to have similar goals in your life. At least, you must respect each other’s goal and support to achieve those goals. You must become the inspiration of your partner for his or her passion. You must assure your partner that he or she is safe in the relationship with you.

You should behave as you were in a relationship for the first year of your love affair all your life to maintain a good relationship. A good relationship is a small step for your happy life, so you must contribute your little time for your happy relationship because if your relationship becomes sound, you can be a success in each area of your life. A good relationship is a key to the successful life.

Conscious Eating | Mindful Eating

Conscious Eating | Mindful Eating

Do you Eat Consciously! Conscious eating has Unlimited benefits

Conscious eating or mindful eating means notice your thoughts, feelings, Respect, awareness & sensations should be on food while eating. Food is an important part of life for a living. It builds our body and mind. We have been being careful about diet and nutrition. In addition to it, some holy person observes whether the food we take is earned through right effort and source or not. But there is an important aspect that we are missing. This is a simple but very effective technique for the better life. That technique is “consciousness” while eating. It does not matter of dieting but way of living. The word ‘consciousness’ is also understood as awareness, mindfulness etc. The awareness can be applied to all the activities of life. Mindfulness gives unlimited benefits in life such as-

  • Increased immune power
  • Proceeds towards perfect health- physical, mental and spiritual health
  • Higher brain functioning and intellectuality
  • Clarity of thoughts and perception
  • Better body function
  • Wisdom and knowledge awake
  • Experience of peace, harmony, and blessedness
  • Gives the understanding to discover the meaning of life etc

 

Lord Buddha wants everybody to be conscious each moment and for each activity for enlightenment. He teaches to be mindful of breath and sensation of the body and gradually to all the activities. He wants people to conduct life and its activities more consciously (conscious eating, conscious walking, conscious working etc). Being conscious means remaining at the present. Change is possible only at present. You can neither change in the past nor in future. You can nothing in past as it has already been passed away. You can do nothing in future because it never comes. You have this moment i.e. the present moment to change. If we simply move hands unconsciously it moves in one way. If we do the same thing i.e. moving hands- it moves in another way. If you just speak or throw out words unconsciously it happens in a way, if you throw words with awareness it happens in another way. In the same way, taking food consciously it happens in one way and taking it unconsciously it happens in another way. So, the meaningfulness of life is hidden in mindfulness in life and its activities, including the food we take.  If you develop mindfulness while eating, you will find a great change in life.

Now, let us be identified with conscious eating. There are some elements for conscious eating or mindful eating-

Sight on food while eating: In conscious eating, the vision should be on the food. Moving the eyes here and there; watching television etc will distract the consciousness.

The smell of food: Try to feel the smell of food more and more. It does not mean that bringing the food close to nose and smell. It is ridiculous. The food emits out the odor. Our work is to be connected with the odor while eating.

Taste of food: Of course, food has varieties of taste. Experience all the flavor of the food. Try to feel the different types of taste that you get with the food.

Sensation while eating: As you touch the food, you will get a sense of touch on fingers. The temperature of food can also be felt. When food is taken into the mouth; lips, tongue, teeth, and skin of mouth get the touch sensation.  Notice the texture and sensation. Try to feel this sensation more and more. As you start chewing pay attention to chewing, the sound of chewing, feel the saliva, producing in mouth etc. Try to enhance your consciousness with every bite of food.  After chewing, food enters towards the stomach. Feel the point of swallowing. Feel the impulse to swallow. Experience the passing of food. Do not miss any sensation and taste that linger. Try to understand how food made you feel.  Be watchful with the reactions of food in your body and mouth.

Movement of mouth: When you chew, there occurs movement on the chin. Feel all types of such movements that occur while chewing.

Be silent:  It is not good to talk while eating food. It is useless to wander the concentration for listening or watching anything else.

Be free: Be free at least while eating. Do not be engaged in any activities while eating.

Respect to food: It is said that you are what you eat. Food saves your life. Food builds the body. Mentality modifies as per the food you eat. Food is the lord. So, food is always respectable and lovable. Develop an attitude of gratitude for the food. Taking the food with love and respect gives a better result.

Observation of the level of mind: Mind should be peace, quiet and restful while eating. If the mind is agitating, stressful, tensed etc. then there will be a problem in digestion. It also may create different other problems. But if you observe the mind and thoughts, these impurities will be cleared. Be watchful of own mind- how it is reacting towards food. Observe the reaction of mind for the food we eat and also the relation of mind with the food.

If we are conscious while eating, then we can never eat neither a wrong thing nor in a wrong way. This will make a habit of eating in a right quantity as well. Normally, the health of a person degrades due to wrong food, wrong way of eating, the wrong quantity of food, taking food at a wrong time. These things start being correcting due to awareness. Sometimes we may feel to take such food which is not good for health due to habits. But the consciousness rubs these unnecessary habits.

As you start to implement these things in your eating habit, the level of awareness increases. The food taken consciously has a potentiality to transform your life. Day by day your transformation begins.  Gradually, your life shifts towards full awareness. Then whatever you do, that starts to become a part of consciousness. You start doing every work consciously. The mistakes in life start reducing. All the mistakes are happened due to unawareness. There is no mistake at all during aware state. It means there cannot be any mistake when you are conscious. The perfectness, completeness or totality is hidden in consciousness.

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