Is there a correlation between your mental state, your ability to meditate, your gut health, and probiotics? On the surface, these things seem unrelated, but when you look a little deeper, they are actually all closely intertwined.
In order to meditate properly, you need to be in a good mental state. Your brain needs to be balanced and you need to be able to think clearly. You also need to be able to focus clearly. If you have some sort of imbalance or deficiency, you’re mental health won’t be in the right state and your meditation (or at least your ability to do so) will suffer. Plus, other physical manifestations will come about. And it’s all related to gut health, which I will explain in the next section.
When you were born, your nervous system (which is like your body’s computer and controls everything) split in two. Most of your neurons went to the brain but some went to the gut. So that’s why you get these feelings of butterflies or nerves in your stomach / in your gut region. If this delicate balance gets thrown off even the slightest amount, you will experience all kinds of problems.
For example, leaky gut syndrome can come about because of this balance being thrown off. As you experience the negative health effects, your physical health will soon start to be affected as well. So it’s important that you keep this delicate balance in check. How? See below
Probiotics are one of the best ways you can get and keep your gut balance in order. You can get them from foods naturally, or you can take them in supplement form (I use this form of liquid probiotics). The more stands of probiotics you have in your gut, the more diverse those strands is what I’m trying to say, the better your overall health is going to be. As they say, all health starts in the gut, and this includes your mental health.
So probiotics will help improve your mental health. Studies have shown that they are actually good for reducing depression and some mood disorders, so that’s always a huge benefit. So when your mental health improves, so will your mediation (not directly, but you will be in a better position to meditate). You’ll probably feel more calm and more relaxed, and you’ll have more clarity – all from a simple daily ingestion of probiotics. Continue Reading →