Step 1: Detox your kitchen
The first rule of detox is make space. Make space in your fridge. Make space on your counter. Get our your blender and your juicer. Chuck the junk. You don’t need it anymore and you won’t want it when we’re done.
What is the Detox Opportunity for the Skinny Yogini? Detox is a concentrated time where we try new habits on. Changing habits is hard. During a detox we change a lot of habits all at once. These habit changes aren’t meant to be sustainable. The shift is a Great Leap Forward. We have a great leap. A massive reset. And from this new seat we decide that which is worth maintaining in the day to day.
Listen to the video where Beth and I uncover the opportunity for her to reset her physiology in tune with the rest she needs. We work out an easy plan for her to use the yogidetox to reset:
When I look back at our history I see that our best days are yet to come. And I write this letter to you because I want you to get my full attention. I write this letter to you publicly, because I want others to give you more attention.
I put the word out in the last email about your questions for your next seasonal detox. I got back a slew of questions… and here are the ones I answer in the video. You can also just download the audio. And – you can print the 5 Steps to Your Detox Cheatsheet here. It’s all about connection and nourishment – not deprivation.
I’ve created a few cheatsheets for you in anticipation of your upcoming at-home-retreat/self-care upgrade sess.
Here is the first one. It’s a Treasure Hunt for your Better Body. It’s also 5 Steps to your Yogidetox. Enjoy. Share the love. Pin. etc.
Here is your next cheatsheet. Print. And Share!
The sensitivity needs to be directed outwardly as much as inwardly. Too many yoga peeps I know get a little self-absorbed in the inward applications of their sensitivity. You know the story… the person who lets you know just how sensitive their digestion has become… and exactly what substances they can and can’t ingest. It’s really a disease of too much inward focus and not enough outward focus. An Ayurvedic practitioner might diagnose tamas in the manomayakosha.
The doshas have biorhythms. The more yoga or meditation we do – the more obvious the biorhythms become. The biorhythms aren’t optional. They create a potential of optimal response – or choice making. The more sensitive we become the better the choice we have the potential of making.
Sacred Chemistry is what happens when we perceive the transmutations and subtle gradients. We allow and observe the energetic transfers between energy (prana) and matter (everything prana can influence). The hard scientists may cringe. Cringe away – we hippie-dippies don’t care. And check out the genius work of Dr. John Hankey who is mapping Ayurveda out in hard science. Liberated from a more material approach to chemistry, we are free to see why indeed Ayurveda has been around so damn long and just won’t quit.
I find the crux is in keeping perspective. In the last lesson I waxed poetic on the importance of keeping a flossed inner body throughout the day – an expanded physiological reality. In this lesson I drive home the necessity of tapping into and maintaining a ginormous cosmos-centered perspective. Odin figured this out. Not the dog…but the Norse God – the father of Thor -the god of the mysterious realms of wisdom.