Detox

Take a moment. Look back at your Thanksgiving. Was it everything you aspire to…did it meet your potential? This is important; if you’re not aware, your traditions might be outdated. Have the conversation with yourself and your “family”. Print this. Here are your openers:   o What are we celebrating? How do we want to honor the holiday’s deeper meaning? (become Conscious of what we are celebrating?) Is it simply being together or something else as well? o   What do we do to create a connection with eachother? If we have a ritual –...

(In Ayurveda, Ojas is our protection – our immunity from disease and from the penetration of negative vibrations. Ojas  is the connecting factor, gelling consciousness (the divine energy of prana and the divine light of tejas) into the organism into a connective network informed by Divine intelligence. Ojas is formed by digesting consciousness via foods and experiences back into the essence of consciousness (the Absolute). 1. Build Ojas Physically: Eat Seasonally. If we eat what is offered by nature seasonally and without much processing, our ojas will tend to be strong. We will...

Just for today, I will rise before the sun, and let my body rest when the sun rests. I will eat only enough to feel my agni (digestive fire) burning ama (toxins). I will feel the season and the weather in my bones. I will notice the earth and the sky and the trees. I will sip hot water between meals or juices. I will take time for walking and sitting quietly. I will nourish my body and emotions with an oil massage and a bath. I will allow my cravings and emotions to wash through me...

5 Elements to inform Your Detox Ether (Space) creates the place for cleansing to arise. If you are chronically overscheduled, mind/body yogic cleansing opens a space within you for the greater reality of beingness to become tangible. That is itself is the most effective release of stress. Being overscheduled is the best reason to cleanse - use your busyness as the motivating factor to just commit! Earth element provides the structure and boundaries. If you're going to do a cleanse create the structure with the length of time, the preparation, the time...

How to read toxins in your body The Top 9 Signs You have Ama (undigested food stored as toxin) in your Body: Your TONGUE is coated in the morning Your BREATH is strong and unpleasant Your APPETITE is poor; digestion is weak. You CRAVE processed food. You EYES & SKIN lack shine. Your URINE is cloudy, discolored or dark (yellow-brown) Your POOP stinks. You're TIRED. You're UNMOTIVATED and have UNCLEAR priorities. Gloom and doom. I know. The cool exciting part is that you are making choices daily that are either digesting the ama and you're feeling better, or you're making...

I came up with a great idea or so I thought to set up an affordable holistic model clinic, here  in the therapy rooms at my yoga studio (YogaTejas). The model was this: a variety of practitioners would use the space one or two days a week  for a low price (ex. $100 for Mondays). Practitioners gain access to the local Yoga community in the valley who are interested in wellness, and have a centralized, local place to spread the word. What I'm really interested in offering is a multi-modality holistic...

As my group of ninety yogis gracefully moves through their spring cleanse I've been reading a multitude of cleansing theory. What jumps out is the difference between dieting, which just seems so '80's,  and cleansing. I'll take a moment for a brief comparison. In a typical diet we restrict ourselves with certain foods for a few reasons: (1) to change our body and body image (2) to lose weight (3) to improve health (avoid heart attacks, diabetes type 2, etc.).  In a typical cleanse we restrict ourselves for those reasons, as...

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