Hello healthy readers!
Well it’s been 2 weeks since I returned home from assisting to run the inspiring and fabulous juice fast in Bali, with the amazing Don and Tyler Tolman.
I feel motivated, clean and more than happy knowing that I have added to my fasting experiences and topped up my knowledge, expanded my consciousness, as well as making some beautiful connections with mostly Aussies that I will continue to cherish.
There were 28 ‘fasters’ in Bali that successfully completed a 7 day juice fast. Well done to them! It was amazing to see them ride the highs and lows of cleansing their temple. Each day we were all involved in morning rituals that allowed us to begin the day in the best way possible.
Our morning rituals consisted of waking between 5am and 6am (on alternate days) joining together at the main room to do a coconut oil pull (to assist in drawing toxins out), hydrate with 1L of water and then make our way to the beach which was about a 10 minute walk where we would ideally be greeted by a perfect sunrise. In the pavilion by the beach we would either do a yoga session with a visiting teacher or the 5 Tibetan Rites followed by various resistance exercises with Tyler. On non-yoga days we would follow our exercises with a walk/run on the sand and a swim in the ocean. I had such a thrill one morning body surfing some waves all the way in to shore. It’s been too long!
Following our morning beach session participants were given around 1 hour to do an enema if they wished, gwasha their bodies (a fabulous mixture to cleanse the body and prepare it to absorb the suns rays) and get in to the sun before our morning knowledge sessions focusing on one of the 7 principles of health.
We would start our morning knowledge sessions with an uplifting 5 minute dance session which would wake everyone up and inspire them to switch their brains on & get ready to learn! This was definitely one of my favourite parts of the day!
If we were lucky enough we would get a ‘question and answer’ session with both Don and Tyler where we were allowed to leave any questions we liked in the question box & they would spend 15minutes answering as many as they could. This really allowed the topics to expand!
In the afternoon we would head off on adventures ranging from white water rafting and massages in Ubud to whole food workshops with Chef Cynthia Louise! This allowed us to observe ourselves putting the mornings session in to practice, in the real world.
loved hearing both Tyler and Don share their passion, giving us all a greater understanding about ancient practices and what choices we can make to better our health in this life time.
I am so excited to be able to hopefully run some of my own juice fasts in Cairns in 2014. It would be so wonderful to bring a community together to fast and learn in order to raise our consciousness and better our health so each and every day can be better and better!
Finally, fasting gives our body a chance to cleanse and recharge while re-programming things at a cellular level. I often visualise these little guys (our cells) hard at work. It’s simply amazing what they can achieve and how this positively impacts our mind!
Please leave a comment below or contact me via my email (firstname.lastname@example.org), my Facebook page (Seeds Of Health) or phone (0438 733 103) to let me know if you are one of those KEEN juice fasters for 2014?! If you have a group that would like to fast together, outside of Cairns, I would be happy to travel.
Signing off with a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and an excited feeling inside of what possibilities lay ahead for 2014!