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Emotional Eating – An Ayurvedic Perspective + Tips To Cheat Your Cravings

Emotional Eating – An Ayurvedic Perspective  “Food nourishes the body; love nourishes the Soul.” – Dr. Vasant Lad, Ayurvedic Physician   “Emotional Eating”… Overeating may occur occasionally and often due to various reasons. However, overeating often takes place because of emotional factors. From an Ayurvedic perspective, when there is undue stress or other emotional factors this can increase the uncoordinated movement of ‘prana vata’ within the mind. This increased movement of prana can then stimulate the gastric fire [Agni] – which produces the “experience of hunger”. However, this experience of hunger may not actually be real but rather an emotional craving for nourishment [i.e. love].   What Am I Hungry For? In a recent book, ‘What Are You ...