Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Spring Clean

It's spring cleaning time.

What have I been doing?
I have been doing the Yogi's Cleanse over at Golden Bridge.

What does that mean?
It means that for 9 days I am getting up at 5am and getting my buns over to the studio for 6:30am yoga. Yeah, really.

It's Day 5 of the cleanse. This is the first day I have been able to write. The last three days we did the liver flush. Try drinking this first thing after yoga class... Garlic, olive oil, parsley, lemon, tangerine, grapefruit, cayenne and ginger. It would make a great salad dressing but chugging an 8 ounce glass is a triumph in fortitude. Monday I was burping garlic all day and thought I was going to die. Carla cured me when she mentioned I should try some ginger. A cup of ginger tea did the trick. She's so smart.

Today we learned about our monkey glands. Monkey glands?! Yeah monkey glands. It was explained to me as tiny glands in the back of the throat that accumulate the gunky toxins when you sleep. To expel the monkey glands one should use the tongue scraper. Then dry brush the teeth and then take the tooth brush and gag yourself until the monkey glands expel one or two tiny pocketfuls of mucus. Have I lost you? Now you can brush your teeth with toothpaste. The good thing for me is I can easily gag myself with my tongue scraper, especially in the morning.

That's what I have been doing. Oh there is lots of herbs and teas and even giant teabags for the bathtub, plus master cleanse and fresh juices. Tomorrow we start the green days. No beans, grains or nuts. Thankfully no more liver flush. Woohoo!

I have also been sewing for the Bend the Rules Sewing Swap. I'll be posting pics soon!

Now if you google monkey glands a whole different and interesting story shows up plus a cocktail, but that would ruin my fresh and shiny liver.


Ellen Bloom said...

Such strange and unusual behavior.

DarcyArtsy said...

Man I thought the master cleanse was hard but getting up at 5:00! I love my sleep too much. As for the monkey glands, I totally get it and have for years gagged myself to get that stuff out but I just thought it was some weird thing my throat did. Thank you for the info, really.