Becoming Aware of our Senses: An Introduction to Eating Mindfully
In our yoga practice, teachers often instruct us to draw our attention away from external distractions and focus on what is happening inside our bodies. Those of you who have taken an Amrit Yoga class know the prompt: close your eyes, bring your attention to the sensations in your body. And even though we may find ourselves distracted, we often are able to perceive even the slightest tingle in our body – even if it is only for a brief and fleeting second.
But did you realize that this same technique, among many others, can be used at mealtime? Eating mindfully connects us to our pranic source, the life-sustaining energy that is needed by all creatures to survive. Eating mindfully is proven to slow our eating rate which has an influence on digestion and metabolism. It may even have a scientifically significant impact on weight maintenance. Yet, even with these benefits, Western culture often supports mindless eating – multitasking while eating so we are distracted and disconnected from our food, and our life source.
During this short workshop I will introduce the concept of Mindful Eating and the 7 Habits of Mindful Eaters. We will discuss ways that we can be more mindful during our meals by learning a few easy techniques. And we will participate in an exercise to practice the techniques we learned.
Two sessions will be held on Wednesday, March 26th: 6:00-6:45pm and 7:00-7:45pm. Please choose the desired workshop time when you check out below. Cost: $10.00 (free for Santosha members). Space is limited. Please include your phone number and any food allergies/intolerances that you have.
You may contact Julie Hillman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Julie is a nutritionist and yoga teacher. She is available for nutrition consultations and is offering a special this month: schedule your initial consultation before March 10th and mention this article, your first appointment will be free. Please visit http://yogaatsantosha.com/nutritional-counseling for more information about Julie and her services.