Reset Your Body, Reset Your Life: So What’s Really Involved Here?

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First of all, if you don’t know me, I’m the BIGGEST procrastinator in the world!! I finished my cleanse at the end of February and it’s now April and I’m just getting around to writing about my journey.  At least I’m writing about, right?!

“So, what’s really involved with this cleanse?” A question I get asked ALL the time.  Most people hear the word ‘cleanse’ and think you have to starve or drink only juice for a week. That’s not the case here! This is the real deal, inner body tune up!

What I love about this cleanse is that it’s not just a something that helps your body eliminate waste, gently and naturally, but it helps revitalize your mind and body, and refuel your body with the micronutrients and macronutrients it craves.

This 21 day program was designed with three distinct phases, each lasting for seven days, to get you back to a healthy state.

In Phase One, you reclaim your body and prepare the inner chemistry for change. The gradual removal of red meat and dairy will remove added stress that is normally put onto the digestive system. To go along with the three meals and one snack allotted each day, the first seven days introduce you to four cleanse aiding supplements-Power Greens, Mineralize, Optimize, and Soothe.  These supplements and well planned meals are critical in restoring proper hydration (that most of us neglect) and help the body maintain the body’s alkaline/acidic balance. This week long process will properly prime, balance, and nourish your body to continue on the detoxing journey.

In Phase Two, you being to release unwanted compounds that have been holding your system back. This is the start of the detoxification process.  This phase of the cleanse offers a gentle colon cleanse and digestive support. At this point in the process, your diet has transitioned to a full vegan diet.  During this second week, you are also adding another supplement to your daily routine-Detox. This was designed to help optimize the body’s ability to eliminate unwanted substances. Not only will you experience the release of waste from your digestive tract, but you may find your body releasing in other ways. It is very common to see increased skin breakouts, releasing toxic emotions, or dropping negative habits you’ve been holding on to.  This process can effect everyone differently, so be open to the process and allow it to work for you.

Phase Three brings restoration to the digestive system and other internal processes. This phase puts nutrients and enzymes back into the body as well as provides vital pre- and pro-biotics. The third phase will cut out grains completely, leaving you on a mostly vegetable and fruit diet to give the digestive system a break. During this final phase, you will be introduced to the last supplement-Revitalize.  This was designed to restore the natural bacteria to your freshly cleansed digestive tract, something that most cleanses often neglect!

Completing all three phases can certainly be challenging but with a little extra effort the results can be extraordinary! And the results are totally sustainable with the transition period in the weeks that follow. Advice on food and exercise, along with helpful tips and ways to continue to build are all included with the program so you don’t revert back to your old ways.

Sound like something you need? Comment on this post and let’s have a conversation to determine if this is right for you.

Want to know more about the supplements used in this program? Check out our next blog post!

 

Yoga on a FREAKING Horse!!

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In July of 2016, I met the most amazing woman named Niki. She was a fellow teammate and coach who I had connected with online, and finally got to meet face to face one hot summer day. She had such an electrifying energy and I was consumed by her. We talked for hours and hours about life, the universe, and our dreams. It was one of the most unforgettable meetings I’ve had with a person.

What intrigued me most about Niki was her ability to practice yoga on her horse. She is a woman of many talents, but this one seemed to pull me in. I HAD to try this! My love of nature, animals, and all things yoga had my heart stuck on one day finding a horse that would give me the pleasure of living out one of my dreams. Honestly, I had no idea how I was going to accomplish this dream or when I would have the opportunity, but I told myself it was going to happen.

The Universe works in mysterious ways my friends. While all this was going on in my life, my friend Paul was embarking on a journey he had always dreamed of. He was transitioning into a farm management role and given an opportunity to expand. Paul invited me out to the farm, once he got settled, and we started discussing nutrition and meal plans. Over the course of the following week, I helped him not only with his health, but assisted with a few things here and there on the farm.

This interaction grew our friendship and with continuous visits on and off the clock, a decision was made to that I was needed part-time to help out. With daily visits to the farm, I was introduced to HORSES!! At first there was no thought of me EVER getting on one of these. The horses on this particular farm are yearlings, untrained, and full of personality. Whether they are being boarded, in quarantine, or starting their training, these are not the type of horses to just hop on and go.

One day, I arrived at the farm and I noticed a new horse. A beautiful reddish brown creature with beefy muscles and burrs in his mane. Curly was a 4 year old race horse who had an injury that knocked him out of the starting gates. He had been in a grazing field for a while before being transported to the farm, so we had a little bit of work to do with him.

Paul started training him in the round pin. This was an interesting process to watch. He had been doing this for years and worked up his own secret technique to breaking horses humanly. After a few days of training Paul came to the realization that Curly was going to be his work horse. He would be able to ride Curly around to check fences, feed, and water troughs reducing his consumption on diesel and reducing his carbon footprint.

A couple weeks later, and Curly was continuing to show tremendous improvement in his training. Paul had decided that Curly was ready. Ready for me to try yoga with him. I had once expressed my dream of trying yoga on a horse and had told him about my friend Niki who regularly practices on horseback. He was about to make that dream come true!

Not going to lie…I was SCARED!!!! Of course, I wasn’t going to say no to this opportunity, but I had NO experience or instructions on how to do yoga on horseback. I’m an Aries and super competitive, so I decided to just figure it out! HAHA. Luckily, I had ridden a horse once when I was like 7 or 8. And then once when I was a teenager. So, that pretty much made me an expert. :p

I mounted Curly and felt pretty comfortable in the saddle. Paul held Curly still with the lead rope and told me have at it. My heart started racing and my started sweating A LOT! I could start to feel my anxiety kick in, but then I remembered, you’re doing yoga dumbass. It’s supposed to be relaxing and calming. Realizing I was making a fuss over nothing, I started to connect with my breath.

Inhale, exhale. I swung my legs back and planted my feet on the saddle. Inhale, exhale. My heart beat starts to lower and I feel more connected to Curly than I ever have. He walks around a little and feel a little unstable, but Paul assures me he isn’t going anywhere. I plant my hands wide on the top of the saddle. Inhale, exhale. I start to move my toes to the top edge on the back of the saddle. Curly moves again and again, testing my trust in him and testing his trust in me.

Inhale, exhale. I place my knees on my triceps aiming my knee caps for my armpits. Pressing down on the backs of my arms, I start to lift one foot. I play with my balance a little shifting as needed from the sway of the horse. Engaging my core, I lift my other foot to meet the first. I get all of 3 seconds of hang time.

A feeling of relief and excitement rolls over me. In the moment of this amazing feat, I was speechless. I had so many emotions running through my brain that I couldn’t comprehend what had just happened. I just did yoga on a freaking horse! Yoga on a freaking horse who isn’t full trained. Thank you!! Thank you!! Literally the only thing I can say.

After processing all that it took to cross this off my bucket list, I came to realize that I had this amazing dream with absolutely no idea of how I would accomplish it one day. One of the things I teach my clients, is about the Law of Attraction. The law of what you put out into the universe you shall receive in return. I personally practice this in my lifestyle and it has opened doors I never thought possible. Opportunities I never knew existed. I know that if I hadn’t put the dream of doing yoga on a horse out into the universe, that one summer night in July, I wouldn’t be writing this blog post today.

Ask and you shall receive. Receive and give thanks. Repeat. My formula for doing yoga on a horse.