Yoga and Nutrition — Mindful Eating Part 2

Yoga and Nutrition — Mindful Eating Part 2

Last week I left you with the question, 'If Buddha came to dinner, what would you serve and how would you eat the meal?'.  Most of us would aspire to use the freshest ingredients, organic and local, we would prepare the meal with love and care and we would sit to eat, slowly and mindfully.  We'd probably even take the time to digest and be thankful.  How would our bodies and minds feel if we ate Buddha meals all the time?  My guess is we'd feel pretty great.  So, why don't we?  And how do we get to Buddha meals? One of the practices in yoga that has helped me to become a more mindful eater is the practice of coming back to the breath

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Yoga and Nutrition — Mindful Eating

Yoga and Nutrition — Mindful Eating

I was often eating on the go, eating when I was upset or stressed, eating while reading, eating while on the computer, eating while thinking about what I had to do that day, eating what was convenient, eating what was going to give me a short term quick fix or failing to eat at all.  When I began letting the practice of mindfulness shine on my relationship to food, I began to realize how negative it was.  I wasn’t eating to heal or to nourish or to love myself, and worst of all, I had no idea how to.

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