February Newsletter: Feeling BLAH with Food?

Feeling BLAH with Food?

Some quick tricks and tips that will give you more pleasure from your food!

Did you know the thought, sight and smell of food stimulates gastric secretions to prepare for the digestion of food even before you have taken your first bite and that much of the pleasure of eating is derived from this anticipation. The way your brain works is that it must experience this pleasure and satisfaction from the thought of food even before eating to signal to your body to stimulate digestive juices. BUT if you eat too fast or absentmindedly, your brain will interpret this unsatisfying experience as hunger. Even if you’ve just ate a huge meal, you may still feel hungry! Mindful eating is to give your undivided attention to the food on your plate and you will be amazed at the results!

So, what will eating mindfully actually do for me?

Basically, the more AWARENESS and PRESENCE you bring to each meal, the LESS you’ll feel discounted from your food.

How do I eat mindfully?

1. Sight: Savor the colors of your food, the beauty of what’s come from the earth, the rain and the sun.

2. Smell: Bring the food up to your nose as if you’ve never smelled it before and inhale.

3. Touch: What’s the texture of your food? Of your utensils? Of the napkin on your lap?

4. Environment: What environment are you creating for yourself when you eat? Candles vs fluorescent light? Your favorite decorative plate vs paper plates? A glass goblet vs plastic cup? A cloth napkin vs paper napkin?

5. Texture: Chew your food about 30 times per bite and notice the texture of the food…let yourself breathe while chewing.

6. Pamper Yourself: You may be wondering who are you to pamper yourself?  I ask you: who are you NOT to pamper yourself? Buy that special ingredient to make your meal extra tasty like truffle oil to spruce up your salad or high-quality dark chocolate for dessert!


February Studio Calendar

Don’t forget to pre-register by emailing: Infinitywinonayoga@gmail.com


8:15am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa- Elle- via ZOOM



5:45pm Winter Flow: Welcoming warmth & Resilience with Sarah- in studio

**NO Class Feb 8**       AND                 ***SPECIAL Class Feb 17th**



10-11:20 am Qi Gong & T’ai Chi with Lynn-in studio



7:45am Forrest Inspired Vinyasa- All Levels with Elle – via zoom

10-11:20 am Qi Gong & T’ai Chi with Lynn-in studio


In Health,

Your Infinity Yoga Studio Staff