top of page

A Special Treat For World Chocolate Day

Happy World Chocolate Day!

I have a special treat for you cariad, some special time for YOU!

Dive into the world of chocolate meditation, where you blend the joy of savouring chocolate with the zen vibes of meditation. It's like a delicious journey for your senses, helping you chill out and live in the moment.

Here's your guide to chocolate nirvana:

My Chocolate Meditation Adventure Guide

  1. Pick Your Chocolate Bliss:

  • Grab a fancy piece of chocolate. Dark chocolate is the superstar, but any kind you love will do the trick.

  1. Set the Scene:

  • Find a cozy spot where you can unwind without interruptions. Get comfy in a chair, on a cushion, or even sprawl out.

  1. Breathe In, Breathe Out:

  • Shut your peepers and take a few deep breaths. Inhale the good stuff through your nose, hold it, then let it out slowly through your mouth. Let your body just chill with each breath.

  1. Chocolate Gazing:

  • Open your eyes and check out that chocolatey delight. Notice the color, shape, texture, and all the little details.

  1. Sniff Test:

  • Bring the chocolate close to your nose and take a big whiff. Notice the yummy smell and any memories it brings up. Dive into those senses!

  1. Touchy-Feely:

  • Feel the chocolate in your fingers. Is it smooth, rough, or in between? Pay attention to how it feels.

  1. Listen Up:

  • Snap the chocolate and listen to the sound. It's all about tuning into your hearing, even if it's a subtle crack.

  1. Tasting Time:

  • Pop that chocolate in your mouth but don't chew just yet. Let it melt on your tongue and savor the flavors, textures, and sensations.

  1. Chew Slowly:

  • After a bit, start chewing the chocolate very slowly. Notice how the taste and texture change as you chew. Enjoy every bite and explore those flavors.

  1. Reflect and Relax:

  • After your chocolatey adventure, take a moment to reflect. How do you feel? What did you discover? How did this yummy practice affect your mood?

Why Chocolate Meditation Rocks

  • Zen Vibes: Focusing on your chocolate experience brings you into the moment.

  • Chill Pill: Mindful eating is super relaxing and can help ease stress.

  • Sensory Fun: Your senses get a serious workout, making food even more exciting.

  • Pure Joy: Mixing meditation with chocolate makes eating a total delight.

Top Tips for Chocolate Zen

  • No Rush: Take it slow and soak up every moment.

  • Chocolate Variety: Try different chocolates to mix things up.

  • Daily Dose: Make this a part of your daily routine for a mindful escape.

And if you need an excuse to treat yourself, eating chocolate, particularly dark chocolate, can offer a variety of health benefits when consumed in moderation. Here are some of the key benefits:

1. Rich in Nutrients

- High in Antioxidants: Dark chocolate contains a significant amount of antioxidants such as flavonoids and polyphenols, which help to neutralize free radicals and reduce oxidative stress.

- Source of Essential Minerals: It provides essential minerals such as iron, magnesium, copper, and manganese.

2. Heart Health

- Improves Blood Flow: Flavonoids in dark chocolate can stimulate the endothelium (lining of arteries) to produce nitric oxide, which helps relax blood vessels and improve blood flow.

- Reduces Blood Pressure: Regular consumption of dark chocolate in moderate amounts has been associated with lower blood pressure.

3. Brain Health

- Enhances Cognitive Function: The flavonoids in dark chocolate may improve blood flow to the brain, potentially enhancing cognitive function and reducing the risk of neurodegenerative diseases.

- Mood Booster: Chocolate contains compounds such as phenylethylamine (PEA), which can trigger the release of endorphins and serotonin, promoting a sense of well-being and happiness.

4. Skin Health

- Protects Against Sun Damage: The antioxidants in dark chocolate can improve blood flow to the skin and increase skin density and hydration, potentially providing some protection against UV radiation.

- Improves Skin Appearance: Regular consumption may contribute to healthier-looking skin due to its beneficial effects on blood flow and skin hydration.

5. Weight Management

- Reduces Cravings: Small amounts of dark chocolate can help curb cravings for sweet, salty, and fatty foods, potentially aiding in weight management.

- Promotes Satiety: The fibre content in dark chocolate can help you feel fuller for longer, reducing the likelihood of overeating.

6. Blood Sugar Control

- Improves Insulin Sensitivity: Some studies suggest that the flavonoids in dark chocolate can improve insulin sensitivity, which is beneficial for blood sugar control and may lower the risk of diabetes.

7. Anti-Inflammatory Effects

- Reduces Inflammation: The antioxidants in dark chocolate can help reduce inflammation in the body, which is linked to a range of chronic diseases.

8. Dental Health

- Contains Theobromine: Dark chocolate contains theobromine, which has been found to harden tooth enamel and provide some protection against cavities, although it's important to balance this with good oral hygiene practices.

9. Rich Source of Bioactive Compounds

- Caffeine and Theobromine: These compounds can have a mild stimulant effect, potentially improving brain function in the short term.

10. Emotional Well-Being

- Stress Relief: The act of eating chocolate itself can be pleasurable and soothing, providing comfort and reducing stress levels

Important Considerations

- Moderation is Key: While dark chocolate has many health benefits, it is also high in calories and can contribute to weight gain if consumed in large amounts. Aim for a small portion, such as a square or two per day.

- Choose Quality: Opt for dark chocolate with a high cocoa content (70% or higher) to maximize health benefits and minimize added sugars and fats.

- Balance with a Healthy Diet: Incorporate dark chocolate as part of a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins.

By enjoying chocolate mindfully and in moderation, you can take advantage of its health benefits while savoring its rich and satisfying flavour.

When you dive into chocolate meditation, you'll savor life's little pleasures and level up your mindfulness game.

Enjoy the sweet journey!

Abundant blessings,

Angela Orora

The Practical Mystic

Angela Orora Medway-Smith is The Practical Mystic, a London based internationally renowned, spiritual channel, multiple international best-selling author, mentor, teacher, clairvoyant, retreat leader and Life & Soul Alignment Coach who is waking the world up to the potential and power of energy healing.... and chocolate!

1 view0 comments


bottom of page