Mindfulness is the practice of being in the moment, right here and now, with your entire being in a non-judgmental and non-evaluative fashion. It’s a way of finding a greater inner peace and balance in your life through simple meditation practices.
Mindful eating, then, is re-learning how to eat not just as a way of giving your body the energy it needs to survive, but of experiencing food through all of your senses. It’s about treating each meal as enjoyable, nurturing experience unto itself, rather than just stuffing your mouth with food indiscriminately.
That’s why I’m pleased to introduce you to a new book by our blogger Pavel Somov, Ph.D., Eating the Moment. This book intends to give you a new appreciation for eating, moving it from a rote behavior to one of enjoyment and fulfillment.
Here’s what you need to know about the book:
In Reinventing the Meal, you’ll learn how to reconnect with your body, mind and world with a three-course approach to mindful eating. Inside, you’ll find mindfulness exercises to help you slow down and enjoy your food, pattern-interruption meditations to infuse presence into your eating life, and unique stress management tips to prevent emotional overeating.
In addition, you’ll discover a wealth of philosophical perspectives that will inspire you to focus on the quality of your eating experience, rather than on the quantity of what you eat.
The book is designed to help you embrace the ritual of eating, and help you discover the power of mindful meditation in the process.
Dr. Somov hopes the book will ultimately change the way you view your meals — not just as sustenance for your body, but for your soul as well.
One reviewer noted,
Reinventing the Meal breaks down the art and science of mindful eating to teach us how to enjoy and get what we need from food.
Are you ready to approach your eating from a different perspective? Check out the book now at Amazon.com.
Keep up on the latest insights at Dr. Somov’s blog, 360° of Mindful Living.
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Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 20 Oct 2012
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Grohol, J. (2012). Discover the Yoga of Eating: Reinventing the Meal. Psych Central. Retrieved on January 26, 2015, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2012/10/22/discover-the-yoga-of-eating-reinventing-the-meal/