At the beginning of each yoga session I guide, I invite yogis to set an intention. This offers them time to consider what brought them to the mat, what they'd like to experience in their practice, and what they might be craving in that moment. By setting an intention, yogis take ownership of the practice.
But a yoga mat is not the only place where setting an intention can lead to heightened awareness. When you do this for your eating, you take ownership of your dietary habits, which in turn provides the time and space to develop healthier habits.
At the dinner table
Your meal is hot and ready, but before grabbing a fork and plunging ahead, take a few moments. Close your eyes, breathe deeply, and set an intention for that meal. Be positive and non-judgmental; be honest.
During this meal, I will: