Breathing exercises can be way to help you deal with stress, anxiety, and yes — even cravings. Though, if you've never tried it before, it might seem intimidating. Use the article below and tutorial video to learn how to breath with purpose.
Ever feel like your cravings are out of control? There was a time in my life when it seemed like mine were. No matter how much willpower I mustered, I’d find myself giving in. The overwhelming urge to eat would take over and fuel yet another round of the vicious cycle.
Cravings can sometimes mean that the body is missing nutrients, but they can also be a sign that our body is processing something on an emotional or energetic level. According to the teachings of Kundalini yoga, compulsive and uncontrolled eating — the kind that happens when you give into cravings — is the result of factors in the brain.
It's best to do this breathing exercise when the urge to give in to your cravings affects you. If you find yourself craving sugar at 3 p.m. while you're at the office, do yourself a favor and find a few minutes of privacy to do this practice, even if it's in a bathroom stall. Sit cross-legged on the ground and straighten your spine. If you can’t sit on the floor, sit up straight in a chair, with both feet planted firmly on the ground. Here's a quick video showing you how to do it, and a short description below: