I have to admit, that right now, I have a pretty big crush on the practice of Yoga. Vinyasa flow to be more exact. I find the movements to be challenging both physically and mentally. It seems that the more experience you gain, the more you need to learn. There are a never ending number of levels you can aspire to master, yet, the elusive concept of perfection is a myth. You will never get there. There is no perfect in yoga.
The flow and intensity of the movements can also be very sensual (otherwise no one would have thought "hey, let's record people doing naked yoga." I mean, is there naked kettle bell or kick boxing? I rest my case). So if you take something challenging yet sensual and add an aspect of high quality, melt in your mouth, chocolate deliciousness you've got yourself a major home run in my book.
I was introduced to Chocolate Meditation by one of my favorite instructors, Corrine, right around November of last year. Basically, after a Vinyasa flow class, during the meditative/reflective/resting period or Savasana, Corrine passes out a single, high quality, dark chocolate truffle which you place between your tongue and the roof of your mouth. As it slowly melts and you are allowing your body to completely let go, you begin to melt into your mat and R-E-L-A-X.
According to an article on Healthy Eating
Chocolate works to instantly alter mood through its palatable flavors and melt-in-your-mouth texture, but science also shows that this complex food is packed with compounds which can have stimulatory and potentially psychoactive effects on the brain.
Chocolate is arguably the food with the greatest impact on mood. It's one of the richest dietary sources of the compound phenylethylamine, which is also naturally produced by the brain when a person is in love.
We have such issues with food and alleged "forbidden" foods in our culture. To be able to be completely present in the moment and enjoy that single, decadent piece of chocolate is a beautiful thing.
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