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Deepak Chopra Yoga Journal Live New York Promotion

Special Giveaway: Study with Master Teachers

We are all drawn to the idea of change at some point in our lives.

Where does transformation happen? Should we focus on our bodies, our beliefs and conditioning or pursue spirituality?
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Excited about Deepak Chopra at Yoga Journal LIVE New York on Friday April 21 for his keynote address, You Are the Universe.

Deepak Chopra MD, FACP, is the founder of The Chopra Foundation and co-founder of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing. This is an excellent chance to hear from the renowned author and illuminating speaker on ways to experience our higher consciousness, transformation, and healing.

Some of us follow our hearts and work out our own answers. It is not impossible, albeit it is often slow, and at other times, we get side-tracked, lost, or dedicate ourselves mistakenly to something that takes us backward rather than forward. Learning with a supportive community and the right mentor is important, so that they hold up an honest mirror for us and offer us feedback on the alternatives for where we are headed to - like a GPS - so that we can navigate our journey more effectively, or even choose to go the longer but more scenic route!

SPICE YOGA GIVEAWAY

First guests to register for the Refining Your Practice Mind-Body Retreat 2017 will receive a One-Day Pass to attend the Yoga Journal LIVE New York event ($295 value for FREE!)

Limited to first 2 guests only! Book early!

The right teacher can accelerate our learning and show us a clearer pathway to where we want to go.

When we can acknowledge that we don't know enough to go on our own, that's when we make room for our personal change and growth. That's when we are ready to humble ourselves before another and call them our teacher.

Take your practice and knowledge of yoga topics deeper from April 21-24 in New York. Study LIVE with master yoga teachers such as Seane Corn, Kathryn Budig, Bo Forbes, Gary Kraftsow, Shiva Rea, Dharma Mittra, Rod Stryker, Rodney Yee, Colleen Saidman Yee and more. 

Use the Friends of Spice code YJLIVENY to save 15% on any pass.

YJLive Spice Yoga Studio Partner Discount
Goloka Juice and Smoothie Blends Coconut Refreshers

Yoga and Detox for Weight Loss

FASTING AND CLEANSING

So I am a big fan of taking a break, a retreat.

And you know what? It’s our internal systems that need a retreat. Consuming large food portions when dining out, having irregular meal times, processing food additives and other habits tax our digestion, assimilation and elimination systems. Overworking wears the systems down, lowers our immunity and ages us. 

Fasting is one way to hit pause, by abstaining from all or certain kinds of foods, to allow the body and the mind to rest and restore. This is a common spiritual practice, but also has clear physical benefits, when done properly.

Green apple on top of red apple
Apples green and red

Cleansing is a special kind of fast. It is intentional, replacing one’s usual diet with purifying herbs and tonics. The process encourages elimination, so typically, there’s weight loss just from letting go of all the built-up waste. In the process, you’d develop a stronger and more effective digestion-assimilation-elimination system

Ayurvedic principles also support this. The belief is that diseases are caused by the accumulation of toxins in the body, or the creation of an imbalanced state. A balanced state is pure (sattvic). There is a lot of focus in Ayurveda on purification practices as a means to restore the body.

I like cleansing once a month. I’ve tried a lot of different methods, including the lemon master cleanse. I love an apple fast, as I like the crunchy tartness of green apples. These may not be for everyone though.

LIMITED TIME ONLY – Yoga & Cleanse Packages – Up to $100 of detox blends included, plus further 20% discount on additional cleanse blends, limited time only.  SOLD OUT (Feb 2017 update)

5 KEY THINGS TO LOOK OUT FOR IN A PERFECT CLEANSE

Almond Smoothie
Almond Smoothie

#1 A cleanse should be delicious. Choose a cleanse program that gives your body a mix of what it needs, in simpler forms, i.e. juices, porridges, soups, and with enough energy to keep you going. You need to love it to stay on it.

 

#2 Ease the body into and out of it.

Blended Soup
Carrot soup

Remove complex foods from your diet a day before and after the cleanse. Remember, we are giving the system a break. Wholemeal toast, unpolished rice, mac and cheese, all out! Have a simple soup like carrot or orange split lentil (split and polished = easier to digest = rest and recovery for the stomach and intestines) and little or no grease in your meals. 

#3 Always ensure that you get proper hydration during a cleanse. Coconut water is a great natural way to rehydrate with essential electrolytes.

#4 Go into a cleanse intentionally, with love and care. The energy and intention in everything we do is so important. You shouldn’t be starving yourself for rapid weight-loss (and worse, throwing your metabolism off balance). Cleansing has long-term benefits, so enjoy the process. Be mentally prepared for it. It might help to commit to writing a short reflection daily in your journal.

#5 Stay active. Have a cleanse without hitting pause on your life. Keep your appointments, go to work. Take note that your body would likely respond to the detoxifying effects of the cleanse, so make room for that. You don’t want to start it when you have a major project deadline and a stressful week. At the same time, you want to stay active and not feel lethargic. Gentle yoga can be practiced instead of vigorous sports, and specific yoga poses can encourage detox.

YOGA & CLEANSE

We have a special offer for Yoga & Cleanse packages, which includes everything that you’d need in a perfect cleanse, combining detox yoga with personal consultation and tailoring of your cleanse blends.

$100 of detox blends included, plus further 20% discount on additional cleanse blends, limited time only.  SOLD OUT

FIND OUT MORE HERE

Goloka Go Immunity Extra Juice Refresher Cleanse

 

Images with gratitude to Pixabay and Goloka.

#SpiceYoga Giveaway

Joining our Restorative Yoga Workshop in Singapore on 9 July 2016?

Stand to win a mystery gift from The Laboratory of Flowers signature collection! Read on to find out how to join the draw!

Restorative Yoga Laboratory of Flowers Mystery Gift

HOW TO ENTER THE DRAW

1) FOLLOW @spice_yoga Instagram or Spiceyoga Facebook

2) Share your best photo (doing anything you like!)

  • Tell us in short why you need a restorative weekend!
  • Tag @spice_yoga (Instagram) or @spiceyoga (Facebook)
  • Hashtag #SpiceYoga #RestorativeYoga
  • Tag 5 of your friends

The giveaway will be given out on 9 July 2016 at the Restorative Yoga Workshop.

Join us! Register here by 3 July 2016.