The Value of Teaching Children Mindfulness | The (Mind) Full Plate |
This summer I worked in a middle school camp. I taught yoga to a group of students that you would think would be uninterested. A group of “baseball jocks” that instead fought to be my assistant during our daily yoga practice. teaching them a few tricks, we can teach our kids to slow down and enjoy their food and they won’t need as much. The kids that drink their coke in under a minute and are grabbing for another are not even noticing the taste of what they are drinking and on top of that they are packing on empty calories.  One trick I taught myself to stop guzzling or shoveling was to put down my glass or can between each sip.  This also works when eating.  Put your fork or spoon down on the table between bites. 

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