As a yoga instructor, I often hear, “I can’t do yoga because I’m not flexible.” This always makes me chuckle because increasing flexibility is one of the many reasons to practice yoga but it underscores one of the many misconceptions about yoga – that it is all about pretzel-like shapes.
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In my last post, “All Thoughts Fit,” we explored the power of learning to allow our thoughts to be without trying to change them. In this post, we’ll learn how. The challenge is that these trains of thought are usually automatic, reactive, and ironically, mindless! They’ve typically been shaped by past experiences and people in our lives that have become internalized habits of thinking. Allowing automatic thinking to control us is one way that restrictive and/or overeating patterns of behavior take over our lives. The intention of mindful eating is to learn how to be in charge of our eating and our thoughts.
When I began thinking about this first post, I felt a little intimidated-not because I didn’t think I would have enough to say, but rather the opposite. I have SO MUCH to say about the power of mindful eating that I was concerned about whether I’d be able to share it in a way that
Recently I’ve been using the Body-Mind-Heart Scan to help me select what exercise I want to do that day. Like asking myself, “Am I Hungry?® ” when I have the urge to eat, I’ll ask myself “How does my body want to move today?” Then, I focus on my physical sensations and energy level. A
Often, we resist any sort of physical or emotional discomfort. As soon as we notice loneliness, anger, fear, stress, pain or other unavoidable suffering that comes with being human, we turn on the tube, shovel food in our mouths, or have a glass of wine. Sooner or later, it comes bubbling back up, so we reach for our next quick fix.