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Posts Tagged ‘detox’

Compressing, releasing in twists

This week the theme in my yoga classes is twists. My mama is visiting this week and I asked her what she wanted the theme to be. (I already knew what she¬†wanted. But I asked anyway.) I have gotten a lot of great feedback from my students on this week’s sequence. They tell me they […]


Cooking and blending my way to healthy eating

During this time I am taking off from working full time I want to get back to healthy: physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and in any other way I can. I have started eating better, drinking even more water than I was before and I am even cooking a bit. (I’ve also started back with my […]


Summer Cleanse

Green Surge ¬†makes organic, green smoothies. They come into work twice a week and sell smoothies. They also have a 1-day, 3-day and 5-day Summer Cleanse. I did the 3-day with some other co-workers so we could “suffer” together. The Surge Express Cleanse provides about 1,ooo calories of dense nutrition a day. Every morning six […]


Cleansing with twists, water intake

Tonight in Vickie’s yoga class we focused on a lot of twisting. There are many benefits to the twisting yoga poses (as are with all yoga poses). According to an article on the Yoga Journal website: When twisting, the organs are compressed during a twist, pushing out blood filled with metabolic by-products and toxins. When […]


Munching on “spaghetti”

I survived Day 3 of my cleanse. I replaced my three meals with three green smoothies. I was a little hungry in the afternoon so I had an apple. Trying to keep it raw. It went much more smoothly than I thought it would. Last night I attended my regular Friday evening Vinyasa flow class […]


Slurping green

I survived Day 2 of my cleanse. But I was only substituting one meal with a one green smoothie today and yesterday. Tomorrow will be the real test: three green smoothies=three meals. If all goes as planned I will do that for the next five days. We’ll see how it goes. My friend Karen asked […]


Happy New Year … from the couch … still with a cold

My staycation has consisted of me nursing a cold all week. Last night the cold started to move into my chest and develop into a cough. The cough seems the worst in the morning and at night. So I missed spin and abs and body conditioning today. And I fear I am going to miss […]


Binds, twists and relaxation

Today in my Vinyasa flow glass we focused on binding and twisting. This Yoga Journal article gives a great and lengthy description of a Hatha practice while binding. The noose pose is a bind and a twist. We didn’t quite do this pose today. We did a bind while in a lunge. (Among many other […]


Facing food challenges

In the food department I was eating rather healthy until … yesterday. I had a training in the city. They provided us breakfast, snacks, lunch and dinner. For some reason I just couldn’t not eat the cookies. Of course, I ate more than I should. At lunch there were these amazing potatoes. Most people were […]


Another self-designed spin class

I went back to the gym today. No classes today or tomorrow. So I got on the spin bike and designed my own class again. I think I had a pretty good workout. I was tired and pretty sweaty once I was complete. I rode about 40 minutes on the bike. Then did about 10-15 […]