21 Feb Kripalu 2011: Fierce, Green and Fabulous
Hello Happy Health Seekers!
Recently I had the pleasure joining New York Times best selling author Kris Carr in leading an amazing weekend workshop of health, spiritual wealth and all things green and groovy at Kripalu in Lenox, MA. We were joined by 150 wellness warriors looking to Green up their God Pods (Kris) and Kick the Crap Out of their Mafia Minds (Yours truly)!
Much of the weekend content consisted of nutrition and lifestyle information based on Kris’s New York Times best selling book, CRAZY SEXY DIET. Kris laid out the fundamentals of her CSD as a low glycemic, mainly vegetarian program that emphasizes balancing the pH of the body with lush whole and raw foods, nourishing organic green drinks, and scrumptious smoothies. Kris’s message was all about preventing the inflammation that causes “Dis-ease.” Her program is based on cutting edge scientific research, thinking outside the box, as well as tips from her own healing journey. Kris broke down change in diet and attitude into small do-able steps.
She also debunked the notion of all or nothing and shared valuable ideas on how to make ANY diet better one snack at a time. (Note: It is NOT a vegan or vegetarian diet. It is your diet…just better). Progress not perfection was the theme. All change, even positive, has the power to inspire massive amounts of anxiety and fear. This fear must be released and reframed in order for change to be sustained. Every unreleased constriction in your mind and your body creates toxic stress hormones AND gets in the way of your flow of abundance. (Kris would say any constriction holding = “Issues in your tissues!”)
There are many ways to release constrictions and I will share one of the exercises I led at Kripalu. When you feel yourself becoming overwhelmed, annoyed or stressed in any situation take the following actions to release your constriction.
2. Take 3 deep slow breathes.
3. Identify the feeling, look at it a bit, then release.
This exercise flexes your Be Here Now muscle. The more present moment awareness you build the less the Mafia Mind will suck you into a never ending negative script and the more flow of abundance you will start to experience in all aspects of your life.
We also danced are tails off, were lead in chanting music meditating by Jai Uttal, did writing exercises, discussed poop at length, and created a personalized Blue Print for Daily Living from my Live Fearless and Free workbook. Discussing and declaring your intention for what ever you are creating has mind-blowing power! You have everything you need right now to start living the life of your dreams.
So here’s to getting healthier and happier one meal, booty shake and released constriction at a time!
Love Love Love