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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Reflections On My Cleanse

Strangely I almost miss the days I was on the Master Cleanse. I loved the simplicity, the ease, the certainty of knowing that everything I was doing was for the benefit of my body and mind. There was a sense of lucidness that you can only get when you're in the pure state of fasting. Today I did mostly orange juice all day, but later in the day I made a light vegetable stew and ate that. I felt good and throughly energized. Instead of during yoga in the day, I did it in the evening as I have been these past few days. My method of choice was more Kundalini with Gurmukh. She's addicting, as you get a great pumping cardio and a heaping spoonful of enlightment via her soul-stirring gong meditation and
exercises in breath control. It was a lovely way to round of the end of my day. It's swiftly become my version of a nightcap. I'm just enough of a yoga-junky to feel that way. But chances are, if you're reading this, then so are you. Signing off to get into a semi-permenant Savasana. Goodnight.

Photo Credits: Meepoohfoto

Friday, August 26, 2011

Day 10 Of The Lemon Cleanse

This is the last day of my Master Cleanse, and I find that I am really proud of myself. I did it. I get this feeling everytime I finish 10 days or more on this fasting cleanse. Today it seemed that I had boundless energy and I think that my detoxing kicked up a notch and went to a whole other level. I was able to do 1 whole hour of Kundalini Yoga with no problems or fatigue. Infact not only did I finish my yoga session with flying colors, but parts that had posed a challenge to me before were easier for me to complete. I was also more flexible then ever, and after it was over I had the sensation that I could keep going. It was awesome. During the last final phase of my yoga-- meditation, I concentrated on my Chakras and when Gurmukh instructed me to come out of my meditation slowly by focusing on my Third Eye, I could actually see a bright indigo triangular orb right at the point in the center of my forehead. My eyes were closed and yet I could envision it. It was an amazing feeling. I really had a breakthrough today!

Photo Credits: Sakhorn38

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Day 8 Of My Master Cleanse

Today I alternated between restless energy and anxiousness. A part of me is ready for my cleanse to be over and another part of me wants to continue for longer. Technically, I could continue on for another 10 days and be perfectly fine, but I don't think I will. I'm considering experimently with a 50-70 percent raw diet. Or may something that is microbiotic in nature. I haven't decided yet. I've taken up my yoga practice with enthusiasm and I will have to say that the Master Cleanse goes hand-in-hand with yoga. I calms my mind and my cravings and I tend to perspire even more during the more intense parts of my practice. It's like my body is shedding more and more of the excess wastes and toxins. It's a curious sensation really. My body really needed this to get back into the swing of things. This Cleanse has been crucial to my healing and my system repairing itself.

Photo Credits: Suat Eman

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Lemon Cleanse

I've been doing the Master/Lemon Cleanse for 7 days now in a homerun stretch for 10. I can really say that while the rest of the days up until now have been really smooth sailing, today was tough. My body was really dumping a lot of wastes and toxins. For those of you unfamiliar with the Master Cleanse, it's a liquid fast invented by Stanley Burroughs that involves you ingest a mixture of water, fresh squeezed lemon juice, and real grade B maple syrup(not the sugary stuff that you normally pour over pancakes). During this time you do not eat any solid foods. Is it safe? Absolutely! Of course as with anything, if in doubt consult your physician. I've been using this cleanse about once or twice a year for nearly 8 years now and it has always given my system an internal "spring cleaning"-- a much needed break from all the stress our Western diet can put on it. I will have to say that I feel incredibly energetic and have a clarity of mind that is unbelievable. I've also started back with the yoga and I'm moving full steam ahead with my meditations. I'm making a major turnaround since my bout with anemia. I think my energy is back and it's here to stay!

Photo Credits: Ambro

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

A Much Needed Reprieve...

The hectic pace of life finally caught up with me and my body told me that I simply was due for a much needed break. I took the time to listen to my body and my soul and decided to put my blog on a hiatus to catch up with issues that I needed to address, both personal and physical. I am happy to say that I think my anemia situation has finally been addressed after months of struggling with it and I'm in a better place now. I just needed a space to deal and to take a deep breathe and let it out. I was able to center myself with EFT and now I'm ready to take up my yoga practice with renewed vigor. After my respite I am complete refreshed and more eager then ever to begin. So here's a mental toast to all the practice time ahead. I feel that my body, soul, and spirit are fully regenerated. It's time.

Photo Credits: Graur Codrin