Yoga and Nutrition — Mindful Eating, Part 3

Yoga and Nutrition — Mindful Eating, Part 3

Yoga and eating both hold so many potentials for our health- nourishing our bodies, repairing imbalances, steadying our minds, boosting our energy levels and improving our self-awareness.  Yoga and eating can also be seen as practices.  When I practice yoga, I strive to do so with mindful attention, aware of my body's signals and with loving kindness. I use the breath as a physical tool to keep me grounded in the present and in my body.  When I eat, I strive to do so with mindful attention, aware of my body's signals and with loving kindness.  I use my physical senses, like taste, smell and sight to stay in the present while eating and I stay tuned in to my body after eating to notice how I'm digesting, my energy levels and my mental balance.

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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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May at For the Love of Body

May at For the Love of Body

So many things are blooming in our garden and our lives at For the Love of Body! Tomato seedlings are germinating, spinach and kale seeds are in our container garden bins and the soil is being turned at our community garden plot. But more than just seeds and plants are blooming over here, we also have 3 upcoming workshops in May and June- Kombucha Brewing, Make Your Own Summertime Bodycare and Soap-Making!  Click here for info and dates.

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Diaphragmatic Breathing for Detoxification

Diaphragmatic Breathing for Detoxification

As a yoga teacher and student, I spend a lot of time thinking about breath, which may not seem surprising.  But that I spend almost as much time thinking about breath as a nutritionist, might be.

Why would a nutritionist think about the breath?  Because it's a such a powerful tool in detoxifying the body.  The body has multiple systems to eliminate impurities and toxins, including: the skin, colon, kidneys, liver, lymphatic system, blood and the lungs.

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