Thursday, January 27, 2011

Today's query, yesterday's answer

Standing balancing poses are grounding and calming. Intriguingly, they also stimulate the mind. U can say that it is somewhat like a tridoshic (a substance that balances all the three doshas -- ayurvedic personalities of fire, earth and air). I guess it comes from a state of mental focus. A static pose like the uttanasana may be grounding (kapha people actually feel sleepy in it:) But a standing balance excites the mind (with the challenge) and yet grounds it (once you find the center and state of balance in the swaying motion)...

Today's query:
What is the classic yoga time to wind up dinner? And why?  (Mmm, I never give up hope, expecting people to actually know these facts about yoga. The reason I like to tag a biological rationale for what yoga does is to pin it down in one's mind, and shame it into following:) So, yes, what is the dinner time in yoga and why? Even the answer to the first part would be fine...

5 comments:

Rajkumar said...

Before 6 PM

Girl With Big Eyes said...

Between 6-7PM if you usually sleep by 10-10:30.

Anila said...

i dont know if there is a time, but i would say atleast 3 hours before body prepares for sleep - because we need to give our digestive system to break down all the nutrients. If we we eat right before sleep, it doesnt help our body break the food down in the right way,as the shop is already closing :-)

feltra (Raman R) said...

My answer is same as Rajkumar's. Before 6PM - or actually before sunset. Why exactly I do not know..

I think Anila's answer is more of what allopathy thinks about it. I don't think Yoga puts it that way.. But then, I wonder if Yoga sutras talk about time difference between eating and sleeping.. Please throw some light on that, Shameem (this is irrespective of exact 6PM etc)..

Best Regards,
-feltra

sonia said...

Before sunset...just guessing