Did you make a New Year’s resolution to start exercising more, or get on a new diet? Here are some Tantra tips on diet, nutrition, and living right to develop your sexual attractiveness, and increase your energy.
Before starting any diet or exercise regimen, consult your health professional. Since we are all different, it is your responsibility to observe reactions and changes in your own body and take the necessary precautions to protect your physical, emotional and spiritual health.
Sexual attractiveness is based not on looks, but on that radiance which comes from breathing deeply, taking adequate time for rest, eating the right foods at the right time of day, and from keeping your spine and legs as flexible as possible. The best healer is the body itself. If you listen to your body, it will tell you how to heal itself.
Points to pay attention to:
The metabolism is sluggish in the early morning, but very efficient from 10:00am to 2:00pm. The last meal of the day should be around 7:00pm. If you need to eat something later, eat only fruit, which is digested in the intestines. The stomach needs a night of “fast”; that is why we call the first meal of the day a break of the fast–”breakfast.”
Chewing–at least 10 times before swallowing (the yogis chew 32 times, one for each tooth!!)–is essential for good digestion. Digestion starts in the mouth. Besides, each time you chew, you send a message to your brain that you are being nourished and it imagines that you eat more than you actually do. The more you chew, the less food you need to eat. The stomach should be only three-quarters full, to allow for best digestion.
When the cells age or become damaged, raw fruits and vegetables will rejuvenate them. They are the best sources for vitamins and minerals and they contain water distilled by the sun.
Eat a good balance of “favorable” carbohydrates originating from vegetables and fruits. Avoid white sugar and white flour (refined and bleached, as used in white breads) which have been depleted of all the vitamins and minerals we need.
Eat protein from nuts, seeds and–in moderation–from eggs and free-ranging chickens, lambs or cows, as they aren’t fed with antibiotics and aren’t restricted in place without movement just to fatten them quickly. Certain combinations of beans and grains form a chain of complete protein and are broken down by the digestive system into all the essential amino acids. Soy beans are the only beans that have all the essential amino acids.
Eat essential fatty acids–the best coming from fish oil (salmon), and olive oil–which help produce the good cholesterol used by the body to produce hormones.
Avoid table salt, which is stripped of potassium, and use sea salt (available in health food stores). Avoid sugar because it makes the pancreas secrete abnormally high quantities of insulin and causes the adrenal glands to become depleted. (You want highly productive adrenal glands because they produce sex hormones.)
Avoid caffeine, because it strains your nervous system by making you feel high and then dropping your energy level much lower than it was before. Furthermore, it steals calcium from your body.
Because the digestive system performs best when the sun is high in the sky (whether it is sunny or not), the bulk of your eating should take place between 10:00am and 2:00pm. If you are meeting a client for a big dinner, the extra energy used for digestion will diminish the energy supply available for sex that night.
If you feel a strong need to take in sugar or excessively fatty foods because your body is not quite balanced yet, do so between 10:00am and 2:00pm. After three weeks of following these suggestions, you will have lost the desire for sugar or fat-laden foods. Overeating or eating the wrong foods is like putting wet wood on the fire.
Abdominal breathing helps production of hormones and enzymes needed by the body. It helps your digestion and reduces stress, which adversely affects production of sex hormones. Both upper and lower body need exercise to stay healthy and aid deep breathing and digestion.
Use flower essences, because they transfer subtle energy that resonates with human feelings and emotions and can help in cases of anxiety and even low self-esteem. The best on the market are the Young Living Essential Oils, which I use in my healing practice. They use oils that are even recommended in the Bible. (If you wish to acquire these, or want more information on their use, please call me.)
NB: Good Nutrition cannot be separated from the rest of your life. Rest helps restore all your bodily functions, including those of the digestive system. When you feel peaceful within, everything works better. Therefore, you go to bed, meditate on your day and come to peace with all the events therein. Ask God to help you be even more aware and loving the next day. Take at least 20 deep abdominal breaths, and your sleep will be peaceful and restorative.