Freedom in Your Relationship with Food An Everyday Guide

ISBN-10: 0981546218
ISBN-13: 9780981546216
Edition: 2009
Authors: Myra Lewin
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Description: In a culture driven by advertising, convenience, and weight-loss gimmicks, our relationship with food has become sadly out-of-touch. Yoga teacher Myra Lewin encourages us to slow down and cultivate a healthy relationship with what we put in our  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Synergy Books
Publication date: 1/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.50" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

In a culture driven by advertising, convenience, and weight-loss gimmicks, our relationship with food has become sadly out-of-touch. Yoga teacher Myra Lewin encourages us to slow down and cultivate a healthy relationship with what we put in our bodies. Drawing from the basic principles of Ayurveda and Yoga, is a simple and effective guide to enhancing your relationship with food and the process of eating. Including lists of foods to seek out or avoid, simple breathing and meditation exercises, and practical recipes, this book will help you overcome mental and physical obstacles to attain excellent health.

Myra Lewin has studied, practiced, and taught Yoga, Ayurveda, nutrition, meditation, and energy management for decades. An organic farmer and vegetarian since the '70s, she embraced Ayurvedic cooking in the '90s.Lewin has had a diverse career in the fields of medicine, executive management, business consulting, and teaching. With her natural insight--honed by extensive study and hands on experience--she counsels a broad range of students and clients including seniors and those recovering from addiction.On Beautiful Kauai and around the globe, Lewin offers a variety of opportunities for living Yoga and Ayurveda, including private consultation, trainings, workshops, and retreats.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Finding Your Truth
Our Relationship with Food
Letting Go of the Illusion of Control
Yoga and Ayurveda as Your Answer
Identifying Your Dysfunctions
Disconnection and Unconsciousness
Impressions and Samskara
Trust Your Experience Over Scientific Studies and Advertising
Poor Consumption Choices Lead to Addictive Behavior
Choosing Sweetness Over Suffering
Relationships
Exploring Your Beliefs
New Ways to Relate to Food
Principles of Ayurveda
Conscious Consumption
Simple Tools for Your New Path
Ayurvedic Food Classification
Adding New Foods to Your Diet
Rethinking How You Shop
Your Kitchen and Dining Area
The Basics of Preparing Food
The Process of Eating and Drinking
Food Combining
Getting Started
Finding Answers
What Changes to Expect
Problems and Answers
Blood Sugar Fluctuation
Constant Fatigue and Sickness
Constipation and Dehydration
Digestive Problems
Grogginess upon Waking and Food Hangovers
Gums, Teeth, and Bad Breath
Habitual Use of Refined Sugar, Salt, and Processed Foods
Intestinal Gas and Belching
Mood Fluctuations
Overeating and Struggles with Weight Control
Sleep Difficulties and Anxiety
Stiff and Aching Joints
Discover Harmony and Balance
Transitioning From the Old Ways
Blessings for Meals-Soften Your Heart with Gratitude
Breathing Exercises-Release the Old and Bring in the New
Meditations-Learn to Focus and Manage Your Energy
Other Practices from Yoga and Ayurveda
Summary
Recipes
Wellness Journal
Chart of the Six Tastes
Chart of Elements and Corresponding Foods
Chart of Cooking Techniques
Glossary
Bibliography
Endnotes
About the Author

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