Do you practice Yoga and Mindfulness for health and wellbeing?


#1

Hi everyone,

My name is Miho and I am a Registered Dietitian and Mindful Eating coach.

with the start of 2018, many of you might have set New Years resolution.
I am wondering if any of you committed practicing yoga and meditation for 2018?

I want to know why you chose yoga/meditation? rather than going to gym.

What are some of the goals you are trying to achieve through practicing yoga and meditation?

I wanted to know your motivation.
I have a private practice in holistic nutrition and mindful eating for weight loss, disease prevention, and wellbeing. ZEN Integrative Nutrition & Health
I value the importance of healthy mind for healthy body, I recently got into practicing yoga. and I am seeing some great benefit for both my physical and mental being!
I’d like to hear your insights.

Thanks!


#2

I practice meditation, mindfulness and yoga daily too.
It brings me balance, a quiet mind and more grounding. I used to have mental health problems when I was young (anxiety, depression) and meditating really changed my life! It taught me how to still my mind, choose better thoughts and stop thinking all together.
It’s been 15 years I’m practicing and wouldn’t do it differently.
I also help other people now with it as I wrote a few books about the mind and teach meditation and health retreats in Australia with Awaken Meditation Retreats
I think the more we practice the better our health and happiness, and the more people we teach the better the world will be!


#4

Great! Thanks Kay for your insight.

Definitely, meditation and mindfulness has helped me with my relationship with food.
I used to be very obsessed about my body image and weight, and what I eat. But I rarely get anxious about my body or even think of getting on a diet!

Yoga is something that I recently started to practice. I visited Rishikesh in India last month and had a great yoga teacher there. I’m back in US but I keep practicing yoga!


#5

Thanks Uttam,

I had a great time learning yoga for the first time in Rishikesh, India. they have a slightly different approach than the yoga instructors in US. They were very philosophical and taking yoga as a lifestyle, not just a workout.

Definitely, I can see the benefit of practicing yoga and clearing our minds.
I’d love to continue working on my yoga practices. Would love to learn more about their philosophy as well!


#6

Why must it be a choice, why can’t I do both yoga and go to the gym