Ignite your life, enhance your lifestyle

I came back from my Europe teaching tour on July 17.

It was an eventful summer, teaching incredible students, enjoying the Finnish summer with my girlfriend and her family, retreating in Chania, Crete, visiting my family in Israel, and teaching Thai Massage in Germany.
With travel comes the exciting features of enjoying meals with friends, family and new faces. Between pastries, morning coffee, home cooked salad, fish and potatoes, to my favorite addiction, swiss chess on toasted Finnish rye bread, I felt I came home round like a balloon.

Sometimes it is just a good idea to dive into the indulgence of eating.

To balance this indulgence, I entered a master cleanse on July 18 for 10 days.

If you are not familiar with the master cleanse, it is a simple experience where for 10 days you drink water, mint tea (from real mint leaves), Senna tea (from senna leaves) and primarily a concoction of:
Pure lemon juice, water, pure maple syrup and cayenne pepper.
You drink as much of this concoction a day, while drinking the other liquids as you see fit.
This is not my first master cleanse, in fact I have been doing a master cleanse once a year for the last 12 years, though this experience was profoundly unique in that I realized long held patterns, behaviors and attitude which I was able to face head on and use NLP practice to shed away.

Things like arrogance, insecurity in love relationship, self protection behavior that reflected in holding back information, as well as coming to terms with certain addictive behaviors.

We all have some of these issues, but most of us are willing to not look at them, and our friends and lovers accept them, so long as they do not cross over too much into their lives.
Cleanse, where you restrict your eating behavior, and slow down through meditation, is one of the most profound ways to be honest to yourself, and to take charge of your life.

On day 11 I entered a three day Watermelon cleanse, drinking only watermelon juice and water with lemon. This cleanse flushes out the colon, and it proved to be an interesting challenge.
Where the master cleanse I felt energetic and alert, the three day Watermelon felt like I was hit with lethargy.
I still continued doing my daily ashtanga, swim and walk, but it required every ounce of my will power to do them.

To follow the protocol of coming off the master cleanse, I then completed a 3 day orange juice experience, which felt like it brought back my energy.

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Xango amazing health and wellness products

Today, I woke up feeling super alert and excited, and not just because I could have juice, which I will continue for the next 21 days, but simply because my body felt recharged and alive.

When I arrived home, my friend George Kennedy of Xango International sent me some samples of Xango’s new health and lifestyle products.
Before a Hot BikYAsa Class, I mixed my first Xango Ignite packet.

The sweet berry (from the mangosteen fruit) flavor was reviving, and the experience throughout the class was remarkable. I felt energized, awake and alive.
It was so thrilling, that I came home and mixed a packet of Xango Relaod. The coconuat flavor was so refreshing after the hot class, and my body was jumping in excitement at the absorption of those nutrients.
I followed this experience with a green juice, composed of 2 pears, 3 celery stalks, 2 carrots, a bunch of kale and a large cucumber. It made a total of 24 oz juice, which I consumed within 10 minutes.

I ran 3 miles, swan 600meters, and biked around the neighborhood enjoying the beautiful hot summer day.

I highly recommend you check this website and order Xango Ignite to help boost your energy, your health and recharge your lifestyle.

For many going on a juice cleanse, a master cleanse, or a watermelon cleanse might feel like the hardest challenge you face, but mixing these Xango products is as easy as 1-2-3, and the results are instantaneous.

If you would like to follow a cleanse, or need support completing one, be sure to contact me.
As a holistic health coach I help individuals achieve their personal health and lifestyle goals.

I look forward to supporting you – email me at gabe@h3yoga.com

To your health and happiness, click here for Xango products

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Chaga Challenge – Day 1

Ever hear of Four Sigma Foods?
If you have, then you are familiar with their groundbreaking approach to wellness, if you have not, well, be sure to click here, or on their name.

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When I heard about their 30 day Instant product challenge, I was inspired and asked the company if I could participate.
They were excited as well, and sent me a care package with 4 boxes of Instant Chaga mix, what I will consume 3 times a day for the next 30 days.

I started my day with a makeshift Chaga tea, basically the instant packet with hot water. I took it with me to my yoga class, which I had to teach and though I drank half on the way there, I finished the mug sporadically while teaching. I taught a hot BikYasa class, and between active savasana when I opened the door, I snuck some sips.
The earth warm taste had a musky sweet taste to it, and left me feeling rather nourished.

After my second class of the day, the noon flow class, I came home and decided to make a juice. I blended greens, carrots, apple, pear and ginger, mix a small portion of chaga with hot ater for a quick dissolve and poured it in the juice mix. The result was a scrumptious liquid lunch. It was so good that I decided to make it my dinner as well, this time only mixing carrot, apple and ginger with my chaga addition.

At the end of day one I feel rather amazed, lucid, clear and elated. Managed to teach 3 classes, two meetings, clean the house and enjoy the day.

Looking forward to what the day will bring tomorrow!