Midori Ito landed the triple axel, but she didn’t receive the gold. That went to Kristi Yamaguchi, who, despite having the less technical program, skated with unmatched grace, style and artistry.
What struck me most about her unforgettable 1992 Olympic performance was not just the mastery of her moves, but also the deliberateness in which she moved in and out of each one.
I often think of Kristi when I’m practicing yoga. Many of us rush from asana to asana (literally means seat, but we’ll use the definition position) without a conscious thought of how we moved into or out of it. Most importantly, despite the constant reminders from the teachers, how many of us forget to breathe?
The yoga instructors say that the way we practice yoga reflects how we live our lives off of the mat. No wonder that so many of us live mindlessly when we’re rushing from activity to activity and/or are distracted by our handhelds and computers with no yoga instructor reminding us to breathe.
We all know where mindless living leads => to unconscious eating!
With each bite of food, take a moment, even if it is a split second, and reflect on what you are eating. Are you hungry in that moment? Are you enjoying what you are eating?
What are you feeling while you are eating?