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Please Read this AS WELL AS THE ATTACHED INFORMATION. Please ask if you have any questions.
Part 1: Nutrition & Mindful Eating Log (log attached)
So often we eat mindlessly. We stuff food into our mouths while working on the computer, watching TV, or on the run. The pleasure of eating lies in slowing down and fully experiencing all of the elements of food. Take some time to explore each of the following during your next meal and notice the difference.
Sight: Look at your food and imagine you are a Martian scientist. You just arrived on Earth and have never seen this food before. Look at it carefully without naming it. Can you see the water, the rain and the sunlight within the food?
Smell: Bring the food up to your nose. Without naming the scent, experience smelling the food, and then describe what you smell.
Physiological reaction: Now focus on what is going on in your mouth. Begin to notice that saliva is produced, even though you haven’t yet put the food in your mouth. Notice the mind/body phenomenon and how the senses respond to the anticipation of food being eaten.
Touch: Now explore how the food feels. Without naming the sensation, just experience touching your food.
Motion and movement: How is it that your hand knows how to move the food directly to the lips? As you bring the food up to your mouth, notice what happens next. The mouth receives the food. Nothing goes into the mouth without it being received. And who or what is doing the receiving? The tongue. Observe what the tongue does with it. How does it get the food between the teeth? It’s amazing that the tongue is so skilled, and that such a remarkable muscle can actually receive food and then know what to do with it every time.
Taste: After becoming aware of the food in your mouth, start biting into it very slowly. Then begin to chew. Notice that the tongue decides which side of the mouth it’s going to chew on. Give all your attention to your mouth and take a few bites. Then stop to experience what’s happening. What is happening is invariably an explosion of taste. Express what’s going on. Be really refined. What is the experience? Is it sweet or sour or juicy? There are hundreds of words to describe the experience of tasting.
Texture: As you continue to chew the tastes change, as does the consistency. At a certain point you will become aware of the texture of the food because the taste has mostly passed. If the texture becomes a bit aversive, you may want to swallow it, but try to keep it in your mouth.
Swallow: Don’t swallow it yet. Stay with the impatience and the inborn impulse to swallow. Do not swallow until you detect the impulse to do so. And then observe what is involved in getting the food over to the place where it’s going to be swallowed. When you detect the impulse to swallow, follow it down into the stomach, feel your whole body and acknowledge that your body is now exactly one bite heavier.
Breath: Next, pause for a moment or two, then see if you can taste your breath in a similar way. Bring the same quality of attention that you gave to seeing the food, feeling the food, smelling the food, tasting the food to the breath.
Silence: Be silent. By this point, you understand something of what meditation is. It is doing what we do all the time, except we’re doing it with attention: directed, moment-to-moment, nonjudgmental attention.
You can also do this with another person, moving the food close to their mouth but not all the way into their mouth. You can even massage their lips with the food to see what happens. The main thing is to have fun, learn something and understand yourself better.
Part 2: Your Human Design Profile
– Get your personal Human Design chart. It’s free through any of these sites below. There are some great apps out there as well, which you may use. For the most acuracy, you will need your birth time.
– Include the following:
Your Energy type (Generator, Projector, etc.)
Your Profile (ie. 5/1 Challenge Solver, 4/6, etc.)
Your sign – how you know your on the right path
Your “Not self”
Your Incarnational Cross – please look it up and include the details description
Your digestion (if easily accessible)
Emotional or Non-emotional?
Please be prepared to share this in class, have the image of your human design graph accessible.
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Requirements: 7 day log
7 days needed for full completion and full credit
Food & Nutrition log – 7 (or more) days
Mindful Eating Log – 7 days (please refer to the “mindful eating” handout from class. Choose a mindful eating practice to try each day. It may be the same one that you implement or it may be a different one.
Left Nostril Breath Meditation – 3 minutes each day. Sit with a straight spine. Seal off the right nostril with the index finger or thumb. Inhale deeply through the left nostril. Exhale through the left nostril. Eyes remain closed. Continue 3+ minutes.
Reflection: 2 pages reflecting on HOW this experience was for you. What are things you noticed, tried, any revelations? Areas that you’d like to improve? Areas that you’re already very mindful about and practice well-balanced eating habits, etc. Fun, not fun, how was it in different settings. Be as observational as possible about yourself while participating in this 7-day journey.
Please be as specific as possible when reporting on your food, exercise & mindful eating.
Food & Nutrition Log – tips to get you started:
This chart is a general guideline for you. If there is more that you would like to add or another format works for you, please use what feels best & easiest for you to stay steady and interested. Recording things that we do on a daily basis is not always easy, but it can also be incredibly fun and interesting.
Please choose 7 days to record when & what you eat.
If you happen to miss recording certain meals or foods – just pick up from where you left off. Observe and be MINDFUL about how you feel and how your appraise you and your energy. You may begin to make clear connections between how you feel & food. Both physical and emotional responses around food vary greatly from person to person. Please record anything that comes up in whatever capacity that you would like (a sentence a word, etc.). If there is nothing to note, please leave that area blank.
The “additional notes” area is for you to note anything specific that’s been recommended for you, or anything that you would like to add about your meal, day, week, etc.
*Food: recording as much detail as possible (sauces, dressings, condiments, toppings, extra seasoning).