Don’t change your thoughts! Become aware of them
Becoming aware then allowing your thoughts to simply be as they is very different from trying to replace, get rid of, or change your thought.
How to stop stuffing emotions down with food
Often, we resist emotional discomfort. When we notice loneliness, anger, fear, stress, or other unavoidable suffering from being human, we watch TV, eat, or have a glass of wine.
Eating with my phone or laptop
Moving from eating mindlessly to eating with fewer distractions may mean thinking about how eating with your phone affects your enjoyment of your meal.
I can’t do yoga because I’m not flexible!
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.
Yoga Instructors: Why add mindful eating to your classes?
Are you a yoga instructor wishing you could make an even bigger impact in the world? Watch this webinar to learn how to add mindful eating to your yoga classes and guide your students to shift their relationship to food, movement, and their bodies!
How yoga became part of my mindful eating journey
Yoga is an important part of my mindful eating journey. While my body becomes more flexible, so does my thinking. I am cultivating self-acceptance, nonjudgment, and presence.
Yoga is an eclipse of the mind
When I intentionally pause for a yoga class and align my body and mind, the physical practice slowly eclipses the activity of my mind.
Is Meditation Necessary for Mindful Eating?
While meditation is valuable, it is not necessary to have a formal practice in order to effectively practice mindful eating and reap the benefits.
Mindful Eating as a Yoga Practice
Whether you are practicing yoga or mindful eating, there are times when it will come naturally and times when it is challenging.
Bring Yoga Off Your Mat and Into Your Life
Like most people who try yoga, I was looking for increased flexibility and stress relief. What I discovered on my mat was a series of meaningful lessons that I apply in my life every day.
Bring on the new!
Realizing the futility and cost of sticking with the old, I let go of the familiar and was immediately rewarded by the power and openness of beginner’s mind. I was more aware, curious, and connected to what I was doing.
Cookies or Yoga? How Mindful Eating Has Changed My Life
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
Mindful Movement – Listen to My Inner Wisdom
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