7 Day Mindfulness Cleanse update

7 day mindfulness cleanse

Fresh organic juices

Are you ready to cleanse your body and mind? If you are prepared to commit to this 7 day challenge then please confirm by sending me a message. And if you would like to purchase Ange Palmer’s herbal tonic to help support the body, let me know.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me: 0221 987 348. I will be making regular posts during the 7 days, so if you would like to join from a far, you know you will have the distant support.

Here are some recipes ideas for you: (If you find them too sweet, you can add filtered water)

1/ Orange, carrot and fresh ginger root. You could also add a few sprigs of fresh mint.
2/ Beetroot, apple and carrot.
3/ Pineapple, beetroot and lime.
4/ Green apple, cucumber and mint.
5/ Green apple, ginger and lemon.
6/ Carrot, pineapple, lime and ginger.
7/ Spinach, kale, celery, cucumber, apple and lemon
8/ Lettuce, spinach, kale, coriander, apples and lime.

Things you can add:
Coconut water, psyillium husks, bentonite clay. Please do your own research with regards to using these products.

If you are unfamiliar to cleansing, here is an outline of what your days may look like:
You will either get up earlier to do your morning rituals before meditation in which case you will have your warm lemon/apple cider drink after your uddiyana bandhas and before meditation, or you will meditate first and then continue with your rituals. Uddiyana bandhas need to be done on an empty stomach.

You may then make a herbal tea, dandelion coffee or fresh juice. Drink at least 2 litres of filtered water during the day. It really depends on the individual on how many juices you will have each day, just make sure that you have vegetable juice as well as fruit.
Remember to also grab your wheatgrass shot from Yazza’s. Wheatgrass is an excellent source of chlorophyll, vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E, and to top it all off wheatgrass contains 98 of 102 earth elements found in soil, including phosphorus, calcium, iron, magnesium, and potassium as well as essential enzymes and 19 amino acids. Wheatgrass is also overflowing with vitamins, and liver enzymes. The star of wheatgrass’ nutritional makeup is chlorophyll, a phytochemical that gives dark leafy greens their color. Chlorophyll is essentially the blood of plants; and in humans, it reverses aging, suppresses hunger, cleanses the blood, combats odor, and has been linked to the prevention of cancer. Wheatgrass is made up of 70 percent chlorophyll — it’s no wonder it’s so powerful.

It’s really important to listen to your body during this time and if you intuitively feel that you need to start introducing raw vegetable salads with an olive oil, lemon juice dressing then this is fine. Just remember that everything you put into your body for the 7 days needs to be RAW in order to optimize cleansing and detoxification.

7 day mindfulness cleanse

Fresh juice

We will be commencing this challenge this coming Monday the 4th of December at the Wellness Movement Studio at 6.45am – 8am.

1/ Dry skin brush or gloves.
2/ Specific oil for your constitution ie; coconut – pitta, almond – kapha or sesame – vata.
3/ Plenty of organic produce for juicing, ginger, turmeric etc.
4/ Dandelion tea/coffee.
5/ Herbal teas.
6/ Avocados (if you plan to have raw salads)

See you there.

About Julie Stephens

I started my yoga journey approximately 30 years ago and after many years of travelling around the world I decided I was ready to commit myself to becoming a yoga teacher. The draw card for me was/is more of the spiritual aspect as I have always been curious about the bigger picture, meditating and finding contentment. The physical side was an added bonus. In the late 90s, I was living on the Gold Coast in Australia and practising regularly at the Gold Coast Yoga Centre. In 2000, I started my yoga teacher training apprenticeship – at that time it didn’t have an end to it. I was basically told that I would be finished my training when they saw that I was ready. This took 18 months of practising six days a week, 30 hours a week. There were no excuses for missing the training and if I didn’t turn up, I would have been expelled from the program. With hindsight, this was one of the most important lessons I learnt, as it gave me the dedication to continue my six-day-a-week practice no matter what the circumstances were and I can tell you, there were many interesting situations where I would be practising amongst the local people in Mongolia, China, The Tibetan plateau, Nepal, India etc, on trains, planes, airport disabled toilets because they were big… anyway, my point being, is that I had to maintain this combination of devotional practice and study which has allowed me to gain a much deeper knowledge and understanding of the amazing art and science of yoga. Since I qualified I have owned a yoga studio on the Gold Coast, taught in Korea, Taipei, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Mexico, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Australia, Bali and of course New Zealand, which is where I am now based. For me this has been the perfect balance of doing what I love, teaching yoga and travelling. I am blessed to have trained with a lot of great inspirational teachers along this journey, such as Erich Schiffman, Donna Farhi, Seane Corn, Shiva Rea, Rodney Yee, Ana Forest, David and Sharon, the founders of Jivamukti, Andrey Lappa from Universal Yoga, Nicky Knoff (Iyengar), John Friend (Anusara), David Soul Ray, Lance Schuler, Clive Sheridan and of course my teachers: Kameron Story, Mark Togni and Suzanne Grey from whom I learnt the Ashtanga Primary and Second series, Vinyasa Flow, Restorative Yoga, meditation and pranayama. The style of yoga I predominantly teach is Vinyasa Flow, which leads you through a flowing series of postures with an emphasis on the breath. Options are given and the yoga class is structured so that each pose prepares the student for the next. Everybody can do my yoga from a beginner level, pre-natal, general through to advanced. In the beginner and pre-natal yoga classes the emphasis is on the foundations of yoga with the correct use of props ie; blankets, blocks, straps and bolsters, to enable the student to practise safely. I also teach Hatha, Iyengar and Ashtanga Yoga. I offer beginners’ classes and yoga therapy. The class environment is positive and fun, so you can feel at ease and comfortable to practice at your own level, after all it is ultimately about your own self exploration. As a yoga teacher I feel truly honoured and privileged to be able to share such an ancient practice – one that offers not only great physical benefits, but ultimately allows us to be mindful, happy and content.

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