Tuesday, March 23, 2010
morning rituals are so sought after. well, today i started my very own.
~ i rise just before dawn
~ i light a candle
~ i repeat my mantra 108 times using my mala beads
~ i drink a mug of warm water w/ a slice of organic lemon
~ i do some yoga to get my body awake
~ i do a seated meditation
~ then i eat a healthy breakfast and sip on some green tea
today just also happens to be the day i started my cleanse. no, nothing crazy like the master cleanse. my body just doesn't handle extreme cleanses well. i am keeping it simple...
~ tiao he cleanse (the only supplements i am currently using & according to the box it is supposed to last 15 days)
~ drinking more water with lots of organic lemons
~ eating more sensible meals (watching portions)
~ cutting out red meat, coffee (maybe a sip or two here and there but i'm more of a tea drinker anyways), alcohol, sugary & processed foods, and fried foods.
~ eating more fresh fruits & veggies and more whole grains
~ learning more about combining food - specifically in ayurvedic tradition (if anyone can suggest anything here i'd be most grateful)
~ getting more exercise
~ and taking better care of me
i will be sure to keep you all up to date about how my morning ritual and cleanse is going. tell me, have any of you ever done a cleanse, what were your outcomes? also, how about those of you who have a morning ritual... do tell :)
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