I want to regulate my food habits, reduce my craving for unhealthy substances. Is there any way yoga can help with this? - Lalita Govardhan, Dubai
It is good that you are aware about your unhealthy habits and want to bring about a change
It is good that you are aware about your unhealthy habits and want to bring about a change. That itself is a big step since most people are lazy enough not to change a unhealthy habit or do not give their health and happiness much thought. Regular practice of Yoga naturally reduces cravings for food and other substances that are not required for the body or damage your system. This requires you to be dedicated and the process is slow, but permanent. This way you do not have to suppress any feelings or cravings but they naturally go away from your system. Your cravings are just a habitual pattern of your mind and once you are more balanced and happy, you will not have these.