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“Mindfulness” is a big buzzword right now, especially when it comes to what’s on your plate. Research has shown that a regular yoga practice is associated with mindful eating, and people who eat mindfully are less likely to be obese.
Mindful eating means being aware of what you eat and ceasing to eat when you’re full, as opposed to eating mindlessly when you’re not hungry or in response to anxiety or depression. Click here for 3 Ayurveda-inspired principles of mindful eating, from engaging the five senses to eating seasonally to enjoying a balanced diet.