Yoga is an eclipse of the mind

August 21, 2017 / No Comments

When I intentionally pause for a yoga class and align my body and mind, the physical practice slowly eclipses the activity of my mind.

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Is Meditation Necessary for Mindful Eating?

March 25, 2017 / No Comments

While meditation is valuable, it is not necessary to have a formal practice in order to effectively practice mindful eating and reap the benefits.

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Mindful Eating as a Yoga Practice

August 31, 2016 / No Comments

Whether you are practicing yoga or mindful eating, there are times when it will come naturally and times when it is challenging.

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Bring Yoga Off Your Mat and Into Your Life

June 17, 2015 / No Comments

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.

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Bring on the New!

January 3, 2015 / 2 Comments

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

June 12, 2014 / 2 Comments

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 ...

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Cookies or Yoga? How Mindful Eating Has Changed My Life

April 7, 2014 / 2 Comments

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 ...

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Mindful Movement – Listen to My Inner Wisdom

August 17, 2013 / No Comments

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 sensat...

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Your Exercise Personality

September 11, 2012 / No Comments

Take this Exercise Personality quiz to identify your unique exercise personality traits to find physical activity that you will enjoy and stick to!

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What You Resist, Persists: How to Stop Stuffing Down Emotions with Food

January 25, 2011 / 1 Comment

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...

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