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melanie
berkeley
MELYOGAMOM a yogis life as it unfolds breath by breath and bite by bite
Interests: life, nutrition, yoga, wellness, sustainable food, slowing down, meditation, cleansing, healthy living
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March 22, 2021 A full year + has gone by since I last wrote. Once again my personal world gave me more than I could bear at the end of 2019 and so I just stopped writing. I stopped doing all of the extra stuff. I slowed down. I went... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2021 at Melanie's blog
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Easy Warming Morning Soup (I recommend making this the night before and warming it in the morning) INGREDIENTS 3 large carrots 2 chopped onions 2 tablespoon sesame oil 1 teaspoon sea salt 4 garlic cloves, pressed or minced 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder 1/2 tbsp grated ginger 1 tsp chopped red... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2020 at Health + Wellness
The easiest place to go is a natural foods store since they will have all of these items. Purchase everything organic if possible. Quantities, where listed, are approximate, and should be sufficient for one participants meals for the entire cleanse. Produce: _____ cilantro (3-4 bunches - for Kitchari & Chutney)... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2020 at Health + Wellness
This cleanse is based on the Ayurvedic tradition, eating simply cooked foods that are easy on your digestion. Every day you will be eating a diet with whole foods, seasonal veggies and kitchari. This simple diet, with the use of digestive herbs, digestive tea, abhyanga massage, and ghee will help... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 10, 2020 at Melanie's blog
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The following meal plan is based on Ayurveda and simple gluten free, anti-inflammatory, and easily digestible foods. It is a great way to reset the palette. Toxins stored in fat cells will be released. This cleanse supports and cleanses the small intestine. It is optimal if all foods are organic.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2020 at Health + Wellness
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I found this kitchari recipe posted in the Ashtanga Dispatch, it is the traditional method for making kitchari that comes from Mysore, India - home of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. If you've been doing the cleanse for a while and would like to try a different variation for your kitchari recipe,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2020 at Health + Wellness
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Morning Before Breakfast: Every morning will begin with putting at least 1 tsp of ghee in your cup of digestive tea (this is the loose tea you received before the cleanse). Be careful when drinking, as the ghee can get extremely hot when placed in the hot tea. Each subsequent... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2020 at Health + Wellness
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This cleanse is based on the Ayurvedic tradition, eating simply cooked foods that are easy on your digestion. Every day you will be eating a diet with whole foods, seasonal veggies and kitchari. This simple diet, with the use of digestive herbs, digestive tea, abhyanga massage, and ghee will help... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2020 at Health + Wellness
Prepare for your Fall Cleanse in the following way: Your cleanse will work best if you slowly wean yourself off of caffeine, sugar, alcohol, meat and refined foods before the cleanse begins. If you don’t, it will make the cleanse less effective because you will be detoxing as you're cleansing,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2020 at Health + Wellness
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Abhyanga Self-Massage is a type of Ayurvedic oil massage which balances the nervous system, helps regulate the appetite, helps move toxins out of the body, strengthens the entire body, nourishes the musculature system, improves flexibility, brings luster to the skin, stimulates circulation, and truly promotes well-being. It’s ideal if this... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2020 at Health + Wellness
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WHAT IS TRIPHALA? Triphala ("three fruits"), is an Ayurvedic herb originating in India. It acts as a complete body cleanser. Triphala is known as a cleaning agent, including a blood cleanser, and is very beneficial for vegetarians because it does not counteract with a mainly or completely veggie diet. The... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2020 at Health + Wellness
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Therapeutic Purging: This is an optional part. The castor oil purgation will fully clean the small intestine of toxins and acidic secretions (Liver & Gall Bladder too). It also helps remove any remaining impurities in the blood and strengthens all the metabolic processes. Contraindications: infants, elderly, pregnant or nursing women,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2020 at Health + Wellness
The unimaginable. Nov 10, 2019 I have stayed quiet externally; I have not internally. I have not posted anything, or even talked about it in my classes. I have talked to my closest friends and colleagues. I am a person who often doesn't get involved in social media, what people... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2019 at Melanie's blog
Saturday: January 19 Upon waking: drink warm water with juice from fresh squeezed lemon. Meditation (at least 5 minutes) Yoga (at least 10 minutes) Reminder: (from previous post)You are now practicing intermittent fasting, which means you will not eat for 12-15 hours from when you finished eating last night; you... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2019 at Health + Wellness
Monday: January 21 Upon waking: drink warm water with juice from fresh squeezed lemon. Meditation (at least 5 minutes; try going longer today by adding 1-5 more minutes) Yoga (at least 10 minutes; try going longer today by adding 5-10 minutes) You are now practicing intermittent fasting, have your green... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2019 at Health + Wellness
Tuesday: January 22 Upon waking: drink warm water with juice from fresh squeezed lemon. Meditation (at least 7 minutes) Yoga (at least 15 minutes) You are now practicing intermittent fasting, have your green drink after 12-15 hours from dinner last night. You can make it early and drink after your... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2019 at Health + Wellness
Sunday: January 20 Upon waking: drink warm water with juice from fresh squeezed lemon. Meditation (at least 5 minutes; try going longer today by adding 1-5 more minutes) Yoga (at least 10 minutes; try going longer today by adding 5-10 minutes) You are now practicing intermittent fasting, have your green... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2019 at Health + Wellness
Friday: January 18 Upon waking drink warm water with juice from fresh squeezed lemon. Meditation (at least 5 minutes) Yoga (at least 10 minutes)- if you already have a yoga routine, do it every day. If you know the sun salutations, you can do those every day during the reset.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2019 at Health + Wellness
January 18 - January 24 will be a time of simplicity and mindfulness. You will participate in daily intermittent fasting (described in separate post), drink green drinks, and eat foods that are clean and nourishing. In this blog you will find all of the recipes and information you need for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2019 at Health + Wellness
Wednesday: January 23 Upon waking: drink warm water with juice from fresh squeezed lemon. Meditation (at least 7 minutes; try adding 1-5 more minutes) Yoga (at least 15 minutes; try adding 5-10 more minutes) You are now practicing intermittent fasting, have your green drink after 12-15 hours from dinner last... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2019 at Health + Wellness
Thursday, January 24 Upon waking: drink warm water with juice from fresh squeezed lemon. Meditation (at least 7 minutes; try adding 1-5 more minutes) Yoga (at least 15 minutes; try adding 5-10 more minutes) You are now practicing intermittent fasting, have your green drink after 12-15 hours from dinner last... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2019 at Health + Wellness
Welcome to the Mind and Body Reset 2019. You have decided to embark upon a journey to take care of your body and mind for the next three weeks (and hopefully beyond). Read all of the information below with an open mind and heart. Much of what you will be... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2018 at Health + Wellness
Benefits to raw, organic cacao 40 Times the Antioxidants of Blueberries – most nutritionally complex food on the planet. Highest Plant-Based Source of Iron. Full of Magnesium for a Healthy Heart & Brain. More Calcium Than Cow's Milk. A Natural Mood Elevator and Anti-Depressant. Great in smoothie. Healthy alternative to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2018 at Health + Wellness
Health Benefits of Ginger In the winter adding ginger to a smoothie or juice can help give some internal heat to balance out the cool drink. Ginger also has a variety of health benefits and has been used medicinally for centuries. Ginger is widely known for its immune-boosting and stomach-settling... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2018 at Health + Wellness
As we become more aware of the subtle change in our bodies, we have an easier time taking care of the body and understanding that there is a direct line of connection between our mind and body. The body has many insights to offer us if we stay present, attuned,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2018 at Health + Wellness