Mindful Eating Programs and Training

Mindful Eating Programs and Training

Yoga Blog

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.

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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.

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How to Become Aware of Thoughts without Judging Them

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.

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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

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