Monday, January 13, 2014
Yoga Healing Journey
Along with the amazing yoga postures awaiting mastery, I like to use key supplements to enhance my body, mind and spirit. Time and again, I come back to Scorpion Pose in order to measure my body's fitness level and test the effectiveness of new nutritional products I've been using. This stretch really lets you know where your muscle, joint as well as mental weaknesses are. If you are drained, fatigued and overly toxic from too much acidic factors in your diet and lifestyle, then the deep bends and curves of the Scorpion will feel more challenging. Your spine will resist the twist, your bones the shift and your mind the focus. Not being able to fully reach into that arch of Scorpion is a signal that your body is holding on to a lot of toxic residue and in need of an alkaline boost to clear the system. Here is my recommendations for a quick cleanse:
Skip the heavy traditional breakfast for a week and have a nutrient packed smoothie instead. Vegan Complete Whole Food Optimizer has everything and more in its complex formula and is convenient to add to the blender with the rest of your mix. Green foods, probiotics, antioxidants, phyto-nutrients, you name it, it's all in there! Use a high quality juice like Ceres, if you don't have the time to make it fresh.
Add some organic fruit of your choice,
Blend it all up, drink, and watch your body come alive due to the much needed rest from heavy digestive work. An improvement in your flexibility will naturally occur after adopting this simple detox strategy - the true breakfast of yoga champions.