Thursday, October 18, 2007

Feasting in Venice, CA

My blog posts have been lacking. I could blame it on my busy schedule studying yoga everyday during my first two weeks feasting. I'm sure it also has something to do with the fact that blogging, and journaling, are completely new for me. So bare with me while I learn to express myself through this blog. I'm excited because I feel that journaling, as a practice, is really going to help me go deeper in my path of self-realization.

Now that my yoga teacher training is in recess until February I'm hanging out with my brother in Hollywood. Im finding that the thick smog and lack of nature is not very supportive for my feast. I'm thinking Hawaii for the last month of my feast. I plan on driving cross country to Houston for November to study yoga with Debbie Mills {www.lotusadventures.com} and to visit my parents. My parents are excited to do a bit of juice feasting before their big cruise. Before I move on to where my adventure is taking me let me just back up and review what juice feasting was like while living in Venice.

Typical Schedule during first 14 days (started feast and 2 week training simultaneously):

Wake at 6:00 am and drink 1 quart of alkaline ionic water with 1 Tbs. MSM
Drink 1 quart green juice made previous evening
Juice for the next hour so that I could take 1 quart green (with green powder) and 1 quart fruit to class
Eat 1 Tbs Bee Pollen mixed with 1 Tbs Hemp oil and 1 Tbs. spirulina
Vinyasa or Pranayama Class from 8 until 12
Juice break outside, relax in the sun
Krishnamacharya's Works from 1 to 4
Return home and juice again. Drink 1/2 quart green and 1/2 fruit with superfood powders.
Make live food cuisine or juice for Dara, Jada or Ashley
Relax, read, study and practice until evening
Drink 1/2 quart green and 1/2 quart fruit for dinner and juice the morning quart
Clean kitchen and create healthy energy in the home. Hang out with Dara and Jada and computer work
Restorative yoga with Dara
In bed by 10 or 11 (not quite enough sleep to support optimal brain function during the day)

Other activities included visiting the local Santa Monica farmer's markets where we obtained the majority of our produce. We buy local organic produce because it's cheaper, tastier and higher vibration (healthier).

My energy levels were more than supportive during this rather full schedule. There were times when the vinyasa and pranayama practices got pretty intense but a few sips of juice brought me back quite nicely. I will go into more detail regarding the depth at which I am able to explore myself while practicing yogasana, bandhas and pranayama during a juice feast.

My intention for the rest of the feast is to integrate those things I learned from Ramaswami into my practice in order to go to even deeper levels of healing and growth. There are some old patterns and energy blocks that I am aware of that need some work and this juice feast as a part of my sadhana (practice) is the only thing powerful enough to completely clear them. I'm experiencing such profound gratitude for this knowledge and the ability to put it into action in my life. I can't wait to share it with the many people in need of some serious healing.

Namaste,
Blair

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