Yoga & the Whole30
Today’s post is coming to you from Leigh over at theleighryan.com. Leigh is a yoga teacher and fellow group fitness instructor.
Mindfulness. That word comes up a lot lately, with yoga becoming more mainstream and available and even appearing more in popular culture.
But does the physical practice of yoga have anything to do with what you eat?? It sure does.
With a consistent yoga practice, we become more in tune with the physical sensations in our body. Some days, utkatasana (chair pose) may feel easy but maybe not the day after a leg day workout! Taking it a step further and off the mat, we also start to become more aware of how we feel, physically and mentally.
So much of how we feel – energy levels, satiety – relates to how we are fueling and feeding our bodies. This idea of eliminating and doing a hard reset with the Whole30 will put you back in charge of your health and at the end of the 30 days, you’ll be so much more aware of how certain foods make you feel. When you are eating the best foods for your body, you’ll find that your mind is clearer, you have more energy and overall, just feel healthier. Coupling that with a consistent yoga practice, you’ll reap even more benefits, like reduced stress and anxiety as well as increased energy.
Taking it a step further than just WHAT we are eating, we can incorporate mindfulness in HOW we eat. Slowing down. Chewing thoroughly. Eating as much as it takes to be full but not OVER eat just because there is more TO eat.
I can’t wait to share some short yoga practice videos with you as you move through your Whole30 experience. By the end of 30 days, not only will you have completed the Whole30 but you’ll also develop a home yoga practice as well!
You can read more about Whole30 HERE on Leigh’s blog. We would love for you to join us for 30 days of mindful eating and movement, with support in our private Facebook group.