Sunday, January 20, 2008

DanceMind: Dear Janie, All in a Day!

As a ballet dancer you have a lot of responsibilities for which you are responsible.
You work your body hard and then have school work and other mundane activities that must be done. Of course, enjoy the cookie!

Have you ever eaten a cookie 'mind-fully? Eating a cookie mindfully is amazing you really taste the subtleties and sweetness and you take it in through different senses.

You make the decision to eat the cookie. Next, feel it, notice the texture, its appearance and the obvious ingredients you see. Feel its weight. Then, smell it. If you hold it up to your mouth, observe what happens in your mouth without it even being in the mouth.

When you take a bite, let it sit in your mouth without chewing and see what happens.
Chew very slowly, feel it dissolve and with your attention in your mouth listen to how it sounds as you break it down. You will notice several layers of flavor and textures unknown becase we chew a few times and swallow.

Keep it in your mouth for as long as you can. Then follow it down the throat.

You will have the cookie longer and enjoy it more. Cookies nourish the soul!

I love choc chip, all time favorite.

I teahc this in my weight loss classes. You can enjoy more of food and eat less ... and lose weight! especially if you pick up a few over a break.

Eat slower and chew more.

Sanna Carapellotti, MS

PS -- How about our evaluation?

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