To all of my fellow yogis this is the month for you!  September is National Yoga Month! Yoga is more than a way to recharge the mind, stretch muscles and boost flexibly, the practice can reconnect an individual to their inner being and the community around them.

 But what is yoga?

Yoga can be summarized as three possibilities or approaches:

1. Yoga as Power–

Yoga can be explained as a means to attain a degree of power or control over the body and mind.  Yoga links the body and the mind through intense physical and mental effort. For instance, through rigorous physical practices a state of concentration is developed and maintained which is used to hold power over the body and the breath.    Within this approach, such control is often seen as prerequisite to the body and mind becoming free of disturbances and distractions.

2.  Yoga as Meditation – 

In this approach, yoga is a tool for a movement towards a deeper relationship with your sense  of soul, by searching both into and b...

Yes, It is that season again for tons of eating and having fun! A while ago I discuss the importance of being aware of your eating habits during this holiday season. This is the season for mindless eating where defined by Wikipendia – How food psychology and the food environment influence what, how much, and when people eat. It is so important to break this kind of habit immediately before it starts. Here are some suggestions to battle mindless eating:  

Eating healthy for the holidays are very important but you do not have to starve or deprive  yourself from enjoying holiday eating. Cakes, pies, cookies and candy. The holidays are a time of feasting upon a variety of foods, including sweets. You don’t have to avoid all of​ your favorite treats during the holidays. Just remember to do portion control.

Desserts can be a part of a healthful diet when enjoyed in moderation. If you are going to

enjoy some home baked goodies, forego the piece so big you need a steak knife to cut it

an...

Do you sometimes sit down and watch television after finish eat your dinner then sudden you have a urge to have that last popcorn filed bag or candy bar or even ice cream? You know you should not have it but your mind tells you go ahead. No one will know. That is what you would call Mindless Eating. Not being aware of this craving has even happen but only until you hit that scale. How does this happen? What can you do about this?


There are 6 steps that can help you to get a hold of Mindless Eating.


1. Use a bigger Fork


A study published in the Journal of Consumer Research shows that restaurant-goers who eat with really big forks (20 percent bigger than a normal fork you'd find at a restaurant) eat less food and leave more on their plates than people who eat with really small forks.
A possible explanation for this finding is that when people use small forks to eat, they feel like they are not making any big progress in eating their meal and quelling their hunger pangs, TIME reported. In...

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This blog is meant to inform and entertain the general public and other healthcare providers on nutrition and health issues. Information on this blog does not replace that of your own health care provider. The opinions presented on this blog are my own and do not necessarily represent that of my employer or associations.  This blog is designed for educational and entertainment purposes only. You should not rely on this information as a substitute for personal medical attention, diagnosis or hands-on treatment. None of the information in these posts are to be mistaken for medical care or recommendations. ALWAYS consult your doctor prior to changing your diet or starting a new supplement or exercise regime. The information in this blog is based in either opinion, life experience, or sometimes hard science. As I am simply sharing what I feel to be the truth in my life, I always urge people to find what they consider to be theirs. Thanks for reading and enjoy!

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