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The yoga of food : wellness from the inside out : healing the relationship with food & your body /

by Grabau, Melissa.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Woodbury, Minnesota : Llewellyn Publications, [2014]Edition: FIRST EDITION.Description: xi, 240 pages ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780738740157; 0738740152.Subject(s): Hatha yoga | Spiritual life | Food -- Religious aspects | Human body -- Religious aspects | Spiritual life
Contents:
Part one: Your current self-understanding -- The foundation of yoga, food, and you -- Part two: A new perspective on your body -- Introducing the kosas -- Part three: The workings of your mind -- Let's dig in.
Summary: For the millions of people who struggle with food and body issues, yoga and its practice of mindfulness can offer a surprisingly effective path to well-being. For Melissa Grabau, a psychotherapist who has battled her own eating disorders since she was a child, yoga contains the key ingredients to transforming our connection to food and to our bodies. The Yoga of Food invites you to explore contemplation prompts and meditations that will help you create a deeper appreciation of the body's health and vitality. Sharing lessons and stories she's cultivated from years of clinical practice, Melissa provides a roadmap toward a healthier approach to nutrition and the human spirit.
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For the millions of people who struggle with food and body issues, yoga and its practice of mindfulness can offer a surprisingly effective path to well-being. For Melissa Grabau, a psychotherapist who has battled her own eating disorders since she was a child, yoga contains the key ingredients to transforming our connection to food and to our bodies.

The Yoga of Foodinvites you to explore contemplation prompts and meditations that will help you create a deeper appreciation of the body's health and vitality. Sharing lessons and stories she's cultivated from years of clinical practice, Melissa provides a roadmap toward a healthier approach to nutrition and the human spirit.

Includes bibliographical references.

Part one: Your current self-understanding -- The foundation of yoga, food, and you -- Part two: A new perspective on your body -- Introducing the kosas -- Part three: The workings of your mind -- Let's dig in.

For the millions of people who struggle with food and body issues, yoga and its practice of mindfulness can offer a surprisingly effective path to well-being. For Melissa Grabau, a psychotherapist who has battled her own eating disorders since she was a child, yoga contains the key ingredients to transforming our connection to food and to our bodies. The Yoga of Food invites you to explore contemplation prompts and meditations that will help you create a deeper appreciation of the body's health and vitality. Sharing lessons and stories she's cultivated from years of clinical practice, Melissa provides a roadmap toward a healthier approach to nutrition and the human spirit.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction: Yoga as a Guide for Living and Eating Well (p. 1)
  • How I Came to Write This Book (p. 5)
  • Part 1 Your Current Self-Understanding-The Foundation of Yoga, Food, and You
  • Chapter 1 Obstacles to "Clear Seeing" (The Kleshas) (p. 13)
  • Five Obstacles to "Clear Seeing" (p. 15)
  • 1 Unclear Seeing (p. 15)
  • 2 Ego (p. 15)
  • 3 Attraction (p. 15)
  • 4 Aversion (p. 16)
  • 5 Fear (p. 16)
  • Showing the Kleshas in Action (p. 16)
  • Reflections on the Kleshas (p. 25)
  • Chapter 2 Your Repeated Actions (Samskaras) (p. 29)
  • You Are What You Repeatedly Do (p. 30)
  • Showing the Samskaras in Action (p. 31)
  • Exploring Your Body/Food Samskaras (p. 35)
  • Reflections on Your Samskaras (p. 36)
  • Part 2 A New Perspective on Your Body-Introducing the Kosas
  • Chapter 3 Your Physical Body (Annamaya Kosa) (p. 47)
  • Get Under Your Skin (p. 49)
  • Moving Inside (p. 50)
  • Reflections on Your Body (p. 54)
  • The Karma of Food (p. 55)
  • Homework for Understanding Your Eating Habits (p. 61)
  • Learning a New Way (p. 62)
  • Eat Food (p. 66)
  • Mostly Plants (p. 70)
  • Not Too Much (p. 75)
  • Homework for Developing Positive Eating Habits (p. 79)
  • The Karma of Movement (p. 81)
  • Reflections and Goals for Movement (p. 85)
  • Your Core Body Beliefs (p. 86)
  • Reflections on Your Core Body Beliefs (p. 92)
  • Non-Violence Toward Your Flesh (Ahimsa) (p. 92)
  • The Practice of Loving Kindness (Mitri) (p. 94)
  • Reflections on Ahimsa and Mitri (p. 97)
  • Chapter 4 Your Energetic Body (Pranamaya Kosa) (p. 99)
  • Pitfalls: Barriers to Change (p. 101)
  • What You Resist Persists (p. 102)
  • Familiarize Yourself with Your Pattern of Resistance (p. 104)
  • Anticipate Resistance (p. 106)
  • Allow a New Perspective (p. 107)
  • Reflections on Your Resistance (p. 108)
  • The Energy of Chronic Tension (p. 109)
  • Reflections on Your Tension Levels (p. 111)
  • Food and Your Mood (p. 111)
  • Reflections on Food and Your Mood (p. 115)
  • The Energies of Mood and Impulse (p. 116)
  • Reflections on Your Mood and Impulses (p. 121)
  • The Energy of Identity (p. 121)
  • Reflections on the Energy of Your Identity (p. 126)
  • But I'm Hungry! (p. 126)
  • Reflections on Your Experience of Hunger (p. 131)
  • Yoga-Based Solutions (p. 132)
  • Creating Energy Through Movement (p. 133)
  • Reflections on Your Relationship to Movement (p. 137)
  • Yoga Practice: Another Way to Nurture (p. 137)
  • Reflections on the Flow of Work and Rest (p. 141)
  • Energy and Breath (p. 141)
  • Breath Meditation (p. 143)
  • Breathing Practices (p. 144)
  • Tapas: Discipline Yourself with Kindness (p. 145)
  • Reflections on Self-Discipline (p. 148)
  • Balancing Your Private Economy of Energy (p. 148)
  • Reflections on Your Personal Economy (p. 152)
  • Savasana (p. 153)
  • Part 3 The Workings of Your Mind-Let's Dig In
  • Chapter 5 Too Clever for Your Own Good-(Manomaya Kosa) (p. 159)
  • A Yogic Perspective on the Mind (p. 162)
  • Reflections on the Workings of Your Mind (p. 166)
  • Who's in Charge? (p. 166)
  • Reflections on Your Dominant Mind (p. 170)
  • The Delay Between Action and Consequence (p. 171)
  • Reflections on Action and Consequence in Relations to Your Health (p. 174)
  • Learning to Act on Your Own Behalf-A Buddhist Perspective on Impulse Control (p. 174)
  • Reflections on Impulse Control (p. 179)
  • How Meditation Can Help (p. 179)
  • How to Meditate (p. 181)
  • Steps for Developing Your Meditation Practice (p. 183)
  • Beneath Your Chattering Mind (p. 184)
  • Reflections on Your Chattering Mind (p. 187)
  • Food for Thought (p. 187)
  • Reflections on Food for Thought (p. 189)
  • Chapter 6 Getting Closer to Your Wisdom Body (Vijnanamaya Kosa) (p. 191)
  • Reflections on Your Witness (p. 197)
  • Taking Responsibility (p. 197)
  • Reflections on Responsibility and Your Health (p. 200)
  • Your Issues Are in Your Tissues (p. 201)
  • Reflections on What Your Body Is Telling You (p. 205)
  • Creating a Pause (p. 206)
  • Reflections on Your Space (p. 208)
  • How Therapy Can Help (p. 209)
  • Reflections on Participating in Therapy (p. 212)
  • Yoga Practice as a Mirror (p. 212)
  • Reflection on Your Experience (p. 216)
  • Your Inner Guru (p. 217)
  • Reflections on the Guru in You (p. 221)
  • Re-Minding Yourself as a Daily Practice (p. 221)
  • Reflections to Re-Mind Yourself (p. 224)
  • In-Sight-Working with Deep Habits (Samskaras) (p. 224)
  • Reflections on Your Conditioning (p. 228)
  • Patience with the Process (p. 228)
  • Recommended Resources (p. 231)
  • Glossary (p. 235)
  • Bibliography (p. 239)

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Library Journal Review

Psychologist Grabau has been a yoga practitioner for over ten years. This book is a labor of love, as the author hopes to help women by using her professional education, the knowledge from employing mind-body techniques with her own personal experience of an eating disorder, and clear explanations of pertinent yoga philosophy and principles. Grabau explains that the "yoga of food means uniting the purpose of eating, nourishing the body and soul, with the practice of eating" and that yoga principles will help "to facilitate changes in your patterns of eating and self-care." The volume also details how mindfulness practice will help the individual cultivate a healthy commitment to nutritional balance and learn to make conscious choices rather than living within years-old habit. There is no expectation of previous yoga knowledge as all sections, including "Clear Seeing," "Your Physical Body," "Your Energetic Body," "Workings of Your Mind," and "Your Wisdom Body," are explained in clear language. This is an extremely detailed book, with practical suggestions (e.g., keeping a food journal). VERDICT A welcome addition to any self-help collection, especially one that focuses on mind-body medicine, including mindfulness, yoga, and meditation. In addition there is a recommended resources section and glossary.-Elizabeth J. Eastwood, Los Alamos Cty. Lib. Syst., NM (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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