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September 13th, 2011

Liver & Gallbladder Cleanse

Liver & Gallbladder Cleanse

Cleanses and flushes toxins from the liver and eliminates gallstones and biliary sludge from within the gallbladder.  As with all cleanses, it is best to do under the supervision of a qualified health practitioner.

 

Ingredients:

1. about 1.3 liters Apple Cider Vinegar – acts as a solvent in the bile to weaken adhesions between solid globules.  The apple cider vinegar should be unprocessed and organic.

2. 60 ml (4 Tbsp.) Epsom Salt (magnesium sulfate) – allows magnesium to be absorbed into the blood stream, relaxing smooth muscles and allowing stones to pass without spasms.

3. 100 ml (1/2 C.) Extra Virgin Cold-Pressed Olive Oil – stimulates the gallbladder and bile duct to contract, thus expelling stones and any other solid waste stored in the liver and gallbladder.

4. 1 large OR 2 small Grapefruit (pink grapefruit emulsifies with the oil better, but regular grapefruit is fine) – speeds the transit of the olive oil through the stomach and into the duodenum which helps to prevent or minimize nausea.

 

The Procedure (4 days + 1 morning):

IMPORTANT: it is recommended to do this cleanse during a time where on the 4th day (evening) and 5th day (morning) you have nothing important to do but to focus on the Epsom salt flush.

For 3 days – drink the mixture of apple cider vinegar in water 8x/day.  Mix 45 ml (3 Tbsp.) apple cider vinegar and 200 ml (1 C.) filtered or purified water.  Drink 1 glass every 2 hours.  You will consume around 2 l. (1/2 gallon) total of the mixture per day for the 3 days.  During this time, eliminate meat and animal products (dairy), fried foods, processed and packaged foods, sugar, alcohol and stimulants, and anything that taxes the liver.  A vegan and alkaline diet is ideal.

On the 4th day – you will begin the Epsom salt flush.  So it is important not eat after 14:00 in the afternoon (you can continue to do apple cider vinegar drinks up until 14:00).  Prepare 60 ml (4 tablespoons) of Epsom salt with 600 ml (3 C.) of filtered or purified water (= 4 servings). Store in a jar and place in refrigerator (for convenience and taste only).  Then:

18:00 – Drink 1st serving (150 ml (3/4 C.)) of the cold Epsom salts. You may drink water afterwards if needed.

20:00 – Drink 2nd serving (150 ml (3/4 C.)) of the Epsom salt mix. You will have not eaten since 14:00 in the afternoon, but you should not feel hungry.  Get your olive oil and grapefruit drink ready (you can do this later as well, around 21:45).  Pour the 100 ml (1/2 C.) of olive oil into a jar (with cover). Squeeze the grapefruit (no pulp) into a measuring cup.  You should have at least 100 ml (1/2 C.) juice but 150 ml (3/4 C.) is better.  Add the grapefruit juice into the jar of olive oil.  Cover the jar and shake vigorously, store in the refrigerator.

22:00 – Shake again and drink the olive oil/grapefruit juice mixture while standing up.  You can use a straw.  Try to consume it within a 5 minute period.  Then:

Lie Down Immediately – This is important to get the stones out.  Make sure that you have all your chores done before.  Lie on your right side with your right knee drawn up toward your chest for about 20 minutes – or you can lie flat on your back with your head elevated on a couple of pillows.  Go to sleep!  You may fail to get stones if you do not relax and sleep.

Next Morning – Upon waking, take your 3rd serving (150 ml (3/4 C.)) of Epsom salt mix (you can expect to flush in the morning).  Do not take it before 6:00.  If you feel nauseous or have indigestion when you get up, take 15 ml (1 Tbsp.) of apple cider vinegar in a little water and wait for it to pass before taking the third Epsom salt mix.

2 Hours Later – Take your 4th (last) dose of the Epsom salt mix.  You may go back to bed.

Throughout that day, you should fast with pure liquids.  If you must eat, have only fruit, raw salad, and/or brothy soup.

 

NOTE: It is recommended that you maintain more of a simple diet (greens, salads, veggies, fruit, lots of fluids (fresh vegetable & fruit juices) with very little cooked food) for about 3-4 days.

more information about this style of cleanse here and here.

 

September 10th, 2011

Integration Yoga Workshop – Sun & Moon Yoga Studio, Meguro

Saturday, September 10

Integration Yoga Workshop

the science of the nadis, bandhas and chakras
18:00-20:30
@ Sun & Moon Yoga Studio

Yoga for many begins with the practice of asana, synchronizing the movements of the body with the flow of the breath. The definition of Yoga, according to Patanjali, is the cessation of the waves of the mind. So in order to bridge the one with the other, it is vital to integrate the dynamics of our subtle anatomy: the nadis (channels), bandhas (locks) and chakras (energy centers).

Hatha Yoga is the merging of opposites, the union of the male and female energies within us. This unification happens in the subtle anatomy, which is supported by our physical structure and activity. If one practices any of the Hatha Yogas (Ashtanga, Iyengar, Anusara, Bikram, etc.), the opportunity to deepen one’s practice is to cultivate the subtle energies within. We open and clear the channels, utilize the bandhas to guide and direct energy to flow freely up and through the various chakras, ultimately resulting in the stilling of the waves of the mind.

In this workshop, we will explore exercises to gain awareness of our subtle anatomy. We will do pranayama to strengthen the bandhas as well as learn a powerful mantra to clear and energize the chakras. Finally, we will do a yoga set designed to integrate subtle awareness with a physical asana practice. The practice of yoga opens many doors. And if it’s time to go deeper, the tools to help you do the work are right there inside of us.

インテグレーション・ヨガ ワークショップ – ナーディ、バンダとチャクラの科学

2011年9月10日 SATURDAY 午後6:00-8:30  ¥3,500

多くの人にとって、ヨガは身体の動きと呼吸の流れを調和させるアサナの練習から始まります。パタンジャリは、ヨガを「波のように押し寄せる心の動きを止める事」と定義しています。この波と波をつなげてゆくためには、私たちが持つ微細な組織であるナーディ(管、気脈、プラナの通り道)、バンダ(錠、ロック)、チャクラ(エネルギー・センター)を一つに結び付けて行く事が重要です。

ハタヨガでは正反対の要素を結びつけ、私たちの内なる男性性と女性性を融合させてゆきます。この一体化は微細な組織の中で起こり、それは私たちの身体構造と身体活動によって支えられています。ハタヨガ(アシュタンガ、アイアンガー、アヌサラ、ビクラム等)を練習している人は微細なエネルギーを培うことによって練習を深めてゆくことができるでしょう。経路を開いてクリアにし、バンダを使ってエネルギーが自由にチャクラを通って行けるよう導き、最終的には心の動きを静めて行きます。

このワークショップでは、私たちの微細な組織により意識を向けてゆくためのエクササイズを探求して行きます。バンダを強化するプラナヤマとチャクラをクリアにして活力を与える力強いマントラを学びます。そして最後に、微細な意識と身体を使ったアサナの練習とを結びつけるヨガセットと行います。ヨガの練習は様々な扉を開いてくれることでしょう。そしてもし、今さらに練習を深めようと思うなら、その助けとなる手段は私たちの内にあるのです。

 














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