Moving and Cleansing, Can We Say, Oh $&%#!

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Well, I am moving! First of all, not to worry my LA Yogis, I am moving 2.2 miles from where I live now. I few weeks ago I wrote a newsletter about moving to a new pad. I got such a response I decided to expand on the process in this article.

It has been many years since my last move. I am amazed at how many similarities there are between cleansing and moving. We have all moved at some point in our lives. Let’s face it, moving can be a stressful process. You feel overwhelmed, you don’t even know where to start. Should I start in the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, or living room, uggghhhh! At the beginning of a cleanse you feel fat and your colon is full of crap. You need to buy various products and plan accordingly. Your body just feels so lethargic. You tell yourself to relax but you can’t.

For a brain that needs to calm down, Child’s Pose is your best friend.


At the beginning of a cleanse, all of the food and drink that was previously unable to be digested (maybe for decades) is now tucked away in the crevices of your colon. Maybe you have a fatty liver too. Now all that gook is being brought to the surface. A few symptoms from the cleansing process can be bloating, headaches, and fatigue. This causes you to feel irritated, annoyed, and maybe downright angry at the world!

While moving, you start to bring out all of your belongings, your STUFF. Then your stuff starts taking over your entire place! No matter how much you pack and put things in nice piles, you place looks crazy. There always seems to be more to do. Let’s not even talk about how many times you run back and forth to Home Depot for more boxes and packing tape.

Sometimes you feel like quitting! While cleansing, your ego may tell you that it is much easier to go back to your old way of doing things. You didn’t feel that bad before the cleanse, right? While packing you may not feel all this work is worth it. Just skip the clearing process, box it up, and take it all with you to your new place. You’ll deal with it after you move!

During these moments, I challenge you to practice hip openers. Hip openers are known to bring our anger to the surface. We don’t want anything pushed back down. Bring it up!

Then you have a talk with yourself. You look over your goals, desires, and your dream life. So you persevere. You keep your eyes on the prize. New home with a clean start if you are moving. New body from the inside out if your are cleansing.

You decide to keep the clearing process in full effect. The best way to internally clear out your junk is to practice twisting poses. I found twisting poses also very helpful after packing boxes.

Ardha Matsyendrasana, Half Lord of the Fishes Pose, this is one of my favorites because it twists your entire digestive system, stimulates the spine, and relives backache.

Soon you start to donate and sell what you no longer need. You feel encouraged about the space you have created. In a cleanse your body starts to flush out all of the toxins that have come to the surface. You feel energized! You are in such a great mood. That green juice never tasted so delicious. You start to feel more open to the new possibilities.

Whether you find yourself moving or cleansing, be in gratitude to yourself for making a decision and being persistent through all of the challenges. Make sure you salute the universe for assisting you along the way. What better way to take care of yourself and give thanks to the universe than by practicing Sun Salutations. I found this different way of practicing Sun Salutations that I think you will love. Check out this link, I think you will love it. Scroll down the page to watch the video,

Yoga Tip:

It is a great idea to remove what is no longer serving you well so that you can live your best life. Cleansing, removing the clutter on your desk, and simply exhaling with help you get CLEAR.

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