Happy New Year!!
Matt and I are beginning a 28-day cleanse today that will last through the month of January 2012. Some of you followed our cleanse last year. This year will be similar, but I will also be focusing on a more spiritual detox in additional to the physical one.
Physical Body Detox
We’ll be using the Clean method to create our daily menus, supplements and physical activity. We’ve looked at a few others, but found that this one works best for us.
If you’re thinking about a cleanse or detox, my advice is to peruse a few different options and then settle on one. Make sure it is something you can follow through on, and one that is healthy.
But otherwise, don’t think too much about it – just do it. You can always modify slightly along the way to better fit your needs, goals and lifestyle. And no matter what cleanse you do, you’re going to be more detoxed at the end than you were at the beginning!
If you’re interested in how we did the Clean cleanse last year, follow my nearly daily posts beginning here. If you want to try a few other books, you might check out:
Mental and Spiritual Detox
In addition to the physical body detox, I’ll be working on a mental and spiritual detox this year. What does that mean? Well, honestly I’m going to find out as I go! Based on my 2012 goals, here’s where I’m starting…
I’m going to begin by taking a few classes at local yoga studios:
- A weekend intensive Intro to Pranayama Series
- A weekly Pranayama Series
- An Introduction to Meditation Series
- A Sangha Meditation Series
In addition, I will probably drop in on a few yoga nidra classes, as well as warm yoga classes.
As you probably know, I walk to work every day – about 3 miles of walking in total. When I was at Miraval in December, I took a class on breath walking. I won’t say it’s as powerful as guided sitting or laying meditation, but it is certainly helpful to slow my blood pressure and clear my mind!
So I’ll be doing that regularly, either to or from work – or both.
I’m currently reading Wherever You Go, There You Are. I believe a couple of you recommended it to me a year ago, and it has come up since then several times. So finally I’m taking the hint! :)
I’m also thinking about reading Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life. I’ve heard good things about the author and it looks right in line with my cleanse.
As you saw in my Plans for 2012, my goal is to write regularly again. I had a breakthrough yesterday that writing, cleansing and positive personal change go hand-in-hand! So now I have a bigger reason to write.
So my goal is to work up to daily writing again. That could mean a blog post here, a blog post at my professional blog, a journal entry, or just jotting down some profound thoughts on a napkin.
What Do You Think?
Anyone have ideas for good books/activities I should try?
Or… Have you done this before? Do you think I’m nuts?