21. Know preventative maintenance for your body! Beginners Guide to Bicycle Touring… in CinemaScope!

kinetic-chain-of-joints-from-ground-up

The longer you stay on your bike, the greater the chance you will begin to create an atmosphere for injury to yourself due to the extremely repetitive nature of bicycling and the relative low impact.  Many people view low or no impact as the way to go and this is one of the reasons that they choose bicycling in the first place, it may very well be why you have chosen to go on your epic bike tour.

Lets look at the body quickly and explain some basic things to make sure you do not weaken yourself in the process of becoming stronger.

The body is a highly complex machine.  Every part of your body is based upon the components around it through a series called the kinetic chain.  To give a basic overview of the chain, its effects on the body, AND, a great place for you to start healing yourself, take a look down at your feet.  Notice the bones, the muscles, all of which are connected by tendons and ligaments.  Every time you step, a burst of force travels in an upward direction through your foot, shin, knee, hip, spine, all the way to your skull.  Now, depending upon how you walk, toes splayed out, slightly in, more on one side than the other, heel strike first, fore foot first etc., this will have a huge impact on how the energy moves through the body.kinetic-chain-of-joints-from-ground-up

The foot is designed to hit the fore foot first, on the two balls with a light heel touch and then off to the next step.  This is easily understandable when you look at the foot.  The shock absorption is in the front, not the back, in fact, if you land on the heel to hard, you will break the bone!  Modern shoes and ways of thought have us heel striking first, this is incorrect according to how you are MADE.  This is what matters, and this is why there is a resurgence of minimalist footwear, I say resurgence as native tribes have been aware of this forever, we are just coming online now and some companies are making a fortune off it!

So, depending upon how you strike the ground, a force moves through the body, incorrect walking and you could have neck and shoulder pains all related to your feet!  Idea number 1.  Start focusing on your posture and even if you wear regular sneakers, begin walking as you were designed, forefoot, light heel tap and next step.  It may be difficult at first, but that is O.K., take your time, someday you will die, it is best to walk to your grave correctly as it has impact on all other aspects of your life.

It is this kinetic chain that is responsible for moving energy correctly through the body as long as you are aware and working on your posture and foot strike.  This energy as it moves has another effect, either strengthening or debilitating.

It causes the bones and sinew to react and in the process strengthen, or, if you are moving incorrectly, to weaken.  This is why impact during sport is beneficial, again, if you are moving as you were designed, either by God or evolution, it doesn’t matter, you have a body that works best in a certain way.

This shock to the system, causes strengthening. In the case of long distance cycling, or any long period of cycling per day, like pro  or aspiring pro cyclists, they aren’t on tour, but they spend as many hours as you on a bike, you lose this as cycling is so very low impact.  One problem cyclists MAY run into is bone density issues.

Another issue is that of working a very specific muscle group for extended periods of time.  Many of you are right or left handed.  Take a look at your arms, one may be visibly weaker than the other.  This may manifest in your riding in different ways, the tendons in the ankle, knees and hips, the muscles in various parts of the body will become much stronger than a muscle group directly beside them.  This is counter productive to health as it physically imbalances you.  You do not want this as a person physically or mentally and the two are connected!  Further, when you strengthen one area and the area directly beside it is weakened, this will lead to an over emphasis of problems.  If we look at the knee and ankle, you strengthen in such a way as to push the pedals in a certain motion literally hundreds if not thousands of times per day, you become very strong for that motion.  As a human, when you walk, your body will be subjected to many different motions, such as twisting and turning, pitches in elevation on one part of the foot and not the other, next thing you know, you have a knee or ankle sprain simply stepping onto an uneven sidewalk!

So what do we do?

Everyday, stretch and engage in some sort of physical exercise which will incorporate your body as a whole.

Using Diana and myself as examples, Diana loves to run and is a Yoga practitioner/teacher, I like running and my Kung Fu practice.  Through these, we address all potential trouble areas.  We get the impact we need and because we are focused on our posture and using our Vibram minimalist running shoes, we are using our feet correctly thereby sending positive shock through out our bodies.  With the Yoga and Kung Fu, we take care of muscle strengthening and stretching.  Added to the cycling, we have become quite fit!

Of course we suggest either Yoga or Martial arts as they are tested by CENTURIES of practice and have changed millions of lives.  Whatever you choose as long as it strengthens your muscles wholly and stretches them, and you have something that will help maintain bone density, which coincidentally yoga does as stretching pulls muscles which in turn puts a stress on ligaments and tendons, which in turn put a stress on the…. BONES!  Positive stress equals strength, improper stress will bring about slowly decay and weakness, this is applicable to all aspects of your life and nature around you.  True story.

Whatever you do, do it regularly, we feel three times a week is a minimum, and do it happily, its your life, you are what you eat and your body is how you get around and experience, respect it and show it love!  You will only get this one and it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY, no one else’s!  Go be Ninja!

Sweet day in the morning!

Great day yesterday! Got to run in the salt fields of Guerrero Negro, wicked cool spot, bittersweet,so much trash, tires, sticking thier heads out of the crystalized salt lakes…
Then we checked out the local veterinarians office where they are taking care of a blind Puma, kinda sad situation, its older and has some kind of epileptic fits, and, well, yeah.
We then went to the government offices to introduce ourselves and speak at the schools of the area. Unfortunately the schools are on vacation, there was some thought that we may be able to get into the University, so, the police loaded our bikes in the back of the truck and drove us out there, but, they too were out.
Whatever, got to get a police escort again, Im beginning to get used to this:)
Today we shoot a quick yoga video atthe salt flats and then get ready to Vamanos!
Took Tony’s boxing class last night at the Zumba Gym. WOW. We did a footwork, combinations class. Diana followed it up by teaching a 15 minute yoga class, thank god, I had trouble walking, trouble moving in general this am. Could have also been partly due to the fact we had some fun with Damiana Liquor:)
We leave tomorrow to head south, stoked to be back on the road.

Great day yesterday! Got to run in the salt fields of Guerrero Negro, wicked cool spot, bittersweet,so much trash, tires, sticking thier heads out of the crystalized salt lakes…
Then we checked out the local veterinarians office where they are taking care of a blind Puma, kinda sad situation, its older and has some kind of epileptic fits, and, well, yeah.
We then went to the government offices to introduce ourselves and speak at the schools of the area. Unfortunately the schools are on vacation, there was some thought that we may be able to get into the University, so, the police loaded our bikes in the back of the truck and drove us out there, but, they too were out.
Whatever, got to get a police escort again, Im beginning to get used to this:)
Today we shoot a quick yoga video atthe salt flats and then get ready to Vamanos!
Took Tony’s boxing class last night at the Zumba Gym. WOW. We did a footwork, combinations class. Diana followed it up by teaching a 15 minute yoga class, thank god, I had trouble walking, trouble moving in general this am. Could have also been partly due to the fact we had some fun with Damiana Liquor:)
We leave tomorrow to head south, stoked to be back on the road.

Day 1: Exercise/lifestyle routine modification in preparation for March departure.

We will be logging/blogging our daily fitness routines and dietary thoughts/implemenations.

We would love it if people would follow along with us and give feedback so we may make a more concise and all around program to help individuals become healthier, live freer more satisfying lives and begin to take back their own personal power so that they may have a greater impact on the people they surround themselves by.   the greatest way to change the world, is to be the change you most wish to see.  As natural beings we must learn to return to basics, to nature as it were.  Given our current state of affairs, many of us do not know how to best take care of thier bodies, minds and even souls.  Through daily practice and a pursuit of knowledge dealing with the human body and it’s myraid interactions with the mind and soul, we seek to help give a solid platform that any individual may use to begin thier personal journey towards satisfaction of the basic human question, “Why am   I   Here?”.

It is difficult if not impossible to answer this question if you battle daily with stress, health problems, unbridled wants and desires..

What we are doing here is doing the things we are writing and speaking about.  We are not preaching a teaching without walking a walk.  This would be hypocritical and on a deep level would upset the trust factor in what we write about.

We began our day with a light cleanup of the house, a clean house is a reflection of a clean mind.  Your surroundings, especially your territory represent to varying degrees, your internal climate/situation.  Let this sink in.

Cup of coffee with Almond Milk made in a french press, coffee was a quality kind, La Estacion from Coatepec in Veracruz

http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coatepec_(Veracruz)

Too much coffee, not a good things, there are many interactions that occur int he body due to the concentration of caffeine in coffee.  In many traditional medicines it is shunned in favor of teas.  I do not mind it if it is quality, not expensive, this is not a representation always of quality when it comes to all things ingested.  Go for good and as close to chemical free as possible.  Coffees that are artificially de-caffeinated, or heavily processed are very bad for the body, further, the reaction from the chemical processing both with the caffeine itself in the coffee and your bodie is very hard on your body to the point that it is not recommended.  You are only tearing down the walls of your palace for, at most, a 30 minute fix.  HIGHLY UNWISE.

Barefoot run on the beach, Playa Municipal –

Barefoot running is precisely that. Running barefoot. The reason for this is that the human body, as will all bodies in nature, the fish, the bear, the puma, the hummingbird, the Chihuahua, all life is best suited for the environment without the thought of covering it up. You are designed to be perfect, naked. As we expand out populations, we go to places that require clothing due to the adversity it gives our bodies. Our social customs require clothes, and depending on where you are, more or less, both unwritten and law…. This applies so expressly to our feet, an area of the body so often overlooked until there is a problem, and yet, I cannot think of a more pivotal area of the body, pun intended, as it connects you to the planet you live on.
The foot is made up of a profoundly surprising number of bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerve pathways, one of the most tightly compacted bundle of tiny things int he body with such a huge effect should any one part be cut off from the rest of the picture. Usually we do this with shoes.
Shoes make the foot safer to a degree. When used CONSTANTLY, we see that a gradual degenration of mobility, flexibility, range of motion, increase in chance of injury, in finitum (etc.), occurs. This is due to the foot becoming complacent as it is overprotected and fails to function properly. key joints and motions in the foot become sloppy and weak, totally reliant on the shoe for the support it once had to provide entirely by itself. In fact, I believe that if you kept a babies feet continually covered from birth, you would cause serious trouble indeed!
The same applies to us at any age. The more our feet are cut off from true feeling, the weker they become in relation to the whole. When I speak of the whole, i refer to the kinetic chain. This is the sequence of movement in the body from point of contact throughout the whole. With the feet. You take a step, as the foot connects to the earth, every bone, muscle, ligament, nerve, tendon, activates all the way throughout the rest of the body. If they did not we would simply topple over, we couldnt move, the music of the symphony of our body would be in discord and nothing would happen. Everything must interact according to design. For istance, any mechanical device, a clock for instance, can withstand the malfunctioning of any one part, there are a few that simply cannot malfunction, just as in human bodies, for the most part, the clock, like the body can handle a certain degree or range of space in regard to functionality. BUT, ever movement away from “perfect”, results in a loss to the overall mechanism, as in the human body. The more your feet muscles/bones, etc. move away from working as designed due to getting untrained by shoes that seek to do the work of the foot and keep it continuously cushioned, the weaker teh foot gets, the more the rest of the body has to compensate for your improper gait (stride) and the greater the loss in precision. For a clock this would result in the clock running faster, slower, skipping minutes etc.
All of these minor conditions will continue to add up until the strain they place on the rest of the mechanism causes other links in the chain to begin to deteriorate as well.
Is this making sense?
This is why we jog/run/walk barefoot AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!
Todays jog was taken at a slow pace, in soft sand for roughly 3 miles. The sand was warm which is key for me on any barefoot mission, when the surface is cold, it creeps right up into your kidney area and literally drains your energy, in Chinese medicine, it eneters through the Kidney 1 point –

http://www.acupuncture.com/education/points/kidney/kid1.htm

The Jing Well. I am sensitive to this and prefer warmth. Currently in the house I am walking barefoot which is cold, and yet i suffer it (lightly used phrase) in order to become stronger.
When running barefoot, initially you must take a lot of concentration, do not push yourself, the muscles and machinery of the foot are more than likely out of shape and the rest of the kinetic chain is usually adapted to your “Shoe” lifestyle and will therefore be out of condition as well. GO EASY ON THIS PATH. Be easy with yourself. Give tiem to literally allow your body to remember how to walk properly. Do not over analyze, BUT, stay very FOCUSED on your walking and feeling. Go through your research and figure out how you want you foot to strike the earth so that it is anatomically correct. Read, remember and practice. As time passes, walk/run/jog/hike/climb etc., greater and greater distances and times.
Many knee aches, lower back pains, shoulder and neck pains will be relieved and if enough barefoot walking is done, you will not only lose your pain, you will also start to reverse negative processes at work and begin healing. Bunions, joint issues, you will be able to avoid repetitive foot surgeries. You will strengthen your foot. Avoiding future need for surgery as you have corrected the cause of the problem and NOT the Symptom.
Also focused on was stretching in the sand. Simply getting comfortable with being sandy is for me a challenge at times. Stretching and a lot of stomach work. Your tummy is your core, your core is what keeps you balanced. It allows you to stand on one foot, to move through the world, to change the energy of air/food (earth)/water into energy, or Fire. Your container for this fire must be strong, as it is the fire of life, you must contain it in a proper container, lest you lose it unnecessarily.

Later this afternoon, we will have left overs consisting of mushroom risoto with extra mushrooms, some stir fried greens, nutritional yeast, and dulce flakes.

Letr, we will do a combination of yoga and kung fu.

Tomorrow we will do much the same. We will more than likely run in a different area, one that requires shoes, do some rock climbing, and, well, we’ll see.

We are very excited to share this with you from day one. If you have any questions, feel free to ask and dont push yourself to pain. Intense tired is O.K., as it goes away very quickly with a rest in between sets. Pain is not O.K., a tired that leaves you feeling wasted and spent, not O.K. Be NICE TO YOUR SELF! Take time, everyday, as Master Bruce Lee says, “Do more than the day before”.
Easy, start small, grow your body to be a tree of life, huge and strong, it takes time, it takes time all day everyday, focus on your posture even when you site, focus on chewing your food slowly being thankful that you have it, you must focus on EVERY aspect of your life if you want to change your life. Do you understand?

Much love and Aloha to you!

Upon return, we had fruit smoothies with Vitamineral Green, a supplement from Health Force Nutrition, raw cacao (raw chocolate – contains theobromine, when heated turns to caffeine, more on this later), and hemp seeds.
Taken within 30-45 minutes, your body is able to use this in the rebuild process, after this time frame, your body is in repair mode and usually does not allow any new members to the party, so the smoothie does not have as much beneficial impact.Después de unas largas vacaciones en las que nos dejamos perder un poco en el hedonismo (por plantearlo de alguna manera leve) y nos dedicamos a  soñar en la cocina preparando aquellas recetas que siempre dejamos para ocasiones especiales por complejas o monchosas, a quedarnos en cama hasta tarde y usar pijamas todo el día, a disfrutar de los vinos y cervezas locales; después de todo, es nuestra primera Navidad juntos y seguramente la última en un buen tiempo en nuestra casa, y ya que la familia esta fuera, ya esta cerrado el estudio de yoga y nos quedamos solos, pues a disfrutar!!…  como quiera, ya es hora de regresar a nuestro estilo de vida un tanto mas sano y activo.

Empezamos además a prepararnos para estar en el mejor estado de salud posible cuando salgamos de Ensenada en Marzo. Esto quiere decir: es hora de entrenar como nos gusta!  comenzando por reparar los daños hechos en las últimas semanas 😛

Nuestro régimen incluye cardio (sobre todo corrida y bicicleteada), fuerza y flexibilidad (ashtanga, kung fu, escalada), meditación, pranayama y por supuesto: un régimen alimenticio vegano y basado en alimentos vivos, locales, orgánicos -kilos y kilos de verduras principamente verdes, mucha fruta, leguminosas, semillas y superalimentos. Hoy comenzamos con una rica taza de café orgánico, seguida de un un trote descalzo en la playa de 5 kilómetros, abdominales, licuado de fresa, plátano y naranja con espirulina, polen de abeja, semillas de chía y trozos de granos de cacao. Una breve introducción al ashtanga; quizás un poco de Kung Fu mas tarde; sopa de betabel con manzana y rissoto de champiñones, meditación y guacamole con ejotes y agua de kiwi con VitamineralGreen [un polvo verde de la marca “Health Force Superfoods” (www.healthforce.com)]. Hasta nos dio tiempo de limpiar la casa!

Cuándo fue la última vez que corriste descalzo? que sentiste una textura distina a la de tus zapatos en la piel de tus pies? poca gente esta conciente de la naturaleza del cuerpo humano. Estamos diseñados para correr, a través de miles de años cazando, migrando, celebrando la vida conectados con la tierra. Y ahora vivimos con los pies aisados dentro de zapatos las 24 horas del día atrofiando puntos importantes de nuestro cuerpo…  vaya, que les daremos mucha mas información sobre este tema mas adelante…  esto me lleva al siguiente punto: queremos compartir nuestro entrenamiento con ustedes!!…  para quienes estén lejos al menos compartiendo en el blog lo que comemos y como entrenamos, dando información nutricional, etc… y quienes estén en Ensenada quizas nos acompañen de vez en cuando en sesiones de yoga, corriendo en la playa, etc…  a compartir un inicio del año que nos beneficie a todos.

Day 1: Exercise/lifestyle routine modification in preparation for March departure.

We will be logging/blogging our daily fitness routines and dietary thoughts/implemenations.

We would love it if people would follow along with us and give feedback so we may make a more concise and all around program to help individuals become healthier, live freer more satisfying lives and begin to take back their own personal power so that they may have a greater impact on the people they surround themselves by.   the greatest way to change the world, is to be the change you most wish to see.  As natural beings we must learn to return to basics, to nature as it were.  Given our current state of affairs, many of us do not know how to best take care of thier bodies, minds and even souls.  Through daily practice and a pursuit of knowledge dealing with the human body and it’s myraid interactions with the mind and soul, we seek to help give a solid platform that any individual may use to begin thier personal journey towards satisfaction of the basic human question, “Why am   I   Here?”.

It is difficult if not impossible to answer this question if you battle daily with stress, health problems, unbridled wants and desires..

What we are doing here is doing the things we are writing and speaking about.  We are not preaching a teaching without walking a walk.  This would be hypocritical and on a deep level would upset the trust factor in what we write about.

We began our day with a light cleanup of the house, a clean house is a reflection of a clean mind.  Your surroundings, especially your territory represent to varying degrees, your internal climate/situation.  Let this sink in.

Cup of coffee with Almond Milk made in a french press, coffee was a quality kind, La Estacion from Coatepec in Veracruz

http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coatepec_(Veracruz)

Too much coffee, not a good things, there are many interactions that occur int he body due to the concentration of caffeine in coffee.  In many traditional medicines it is shunned in favor of teas.  I do not mind it if it is quality, not expensive, this is not a representation always of quality when it comes to all things ingested.  Go for good and as close to chemical free as possible.  Coffees that are artificially de-caffeinated, or heavily processed are very bad for the body, further, the reaction from the chemical processing both with the caffeine itself in the coffee and your bodie is very hard on your body to the point that it is not recommended.  You are only tearing down the walls of your palace for, at most, a 30 minute fix.  HIGHLY UNWISE.

Barefoot run on the beach, Playa Municipal –

Barefoot running is precisely that. Running barefoot. The reason for this is that the human body, as will all bodies in nature, the fish, the bear, the puma, the hummingbird, the Chihuahua, all life is best suited for the environment without the thought of covering it up. You are designed to be perfect, naked. As we expand out populations, we go to places that require clothing due to the adversity it gives our bodies. Our social customs require clothes, and depending on where you are, more or less, both unwritten and law…. This applies so expressly to our feet, an area of the body so often overlooked until there is a problem, and yet, I cannot think of a more pivotal area of the body, pun intended, as it connects you to the planet you live on.
The foot is made up of a profoundly surprising number of bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerve pathways, one of the most tightly compacted bundle of tiny things int he body with such a huge effect should any one part be cut off from the rest of the picture. Usually we do this with shoes.
Shoes make the foot safer to a degree. When used CONSTANTLY, we see that a gradual degenration of mobility, flexibility, range of motion, increase in chance of injury, in finitum (etc.), occurs. This is due to the foot becoming complacent as it is overprotected and fails to function properly. key joints and motions in the foot become sloppy and weak, totally reliant on the shoe for the support it once had to provide entirely by itself. In fact, I believe that if you kept a babies feet continually covered from birth, you would cause serious trouble indeed!
The same applies to us at any age. The more our feet are cut off from true feeling, the weker they become in relation to the whole. When I speak of the whole, i refer to the kinetic chain. This is the sequence of movement in the body from point of contact throughout the whole. With the feet. You take a step, as the foot connects to the earth, every bone, muscle, ligament, nerve, tendon, activates all the way throughout the rest of the body. If they did not we would simply topple over, we couldnt move, the music of the symphony of our body would be in discord and nothing would happen. Everything must interact according to design. For istance, any mechanical device, a clock for instance, can withstand the malfunctioning of any one part, there are a few that simply cannot malfunction, just as in human bodies, for the most part, the clock, like the body can handle a certain degree or range of space in regard to functionality. BUT, ever movement away from “perfect”, results in a loss to the overall mechanism, as in the human body. The more your feet muscles/bones, etc. move away from working as designed due to getting untrained by shoes that seek to do the work of the foot and keep it continuously cushioned, the weaker teh foot gets, the more the rest of the body has to compensate for your improper gait (stride) and the greater the loss in precision. For a clock this would result in the clock running faster, slower, skipping minutes etc.
All of these minor conditions will continue to add up until the strain they place on the rest of the mechanism causes other links in the chain to begin to deteriorate as well.
Is this making sense?
This is why we jog/run/walk barefoot AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!
Todays jog was taken at a slow pace, in soft sand for roughly 3 miles. The sand was warm which is key for me on any barefoot mission, when the surface is cold, it creeps right up into your kidney area and literally drains your energy, in Chinese medicine, it eneters through the Kidney 1 point –

http://www.acupuncture.com/education/points/kidney/kid1.htm

The Jing Well. I am sensitive to this and prefer warmth. Currently in the house I am walking barefoot which is cold, and yet i suffer it (lightly used phrase) in order to become stronger.
When running barefoot, initially you must take a lot of concentration, do not push yourself, the muscles and machinery of the foot are more than likely out of shape and the rest of the kinetic chain is usually adapted to your “Shoe” lifestyle and will therefore be out of condition as well. GO EASY ON THIS PATH. Be easy with yourself. Give tiem to literally allow your body to remember how to walk properly. Do not over analyze, BUT, stay very FOCUSED on your walking and feeling. Go through your research and figure out how you want you foot to strike the earth so that it is anatomically correct. Read, remember and practice. As time passes, walk/run/jog/hike/climb etc., greater and greater distances and times.
Many knee aches, lower back pains, shoulder and neck pains will be relieved and if enough barefoot walking is done, you will not only lose your pain, you will also start to reverse negative processes at work and begin healing. Bunions, joint issues, you will be able to avoid repetitive foot surgeries. You will strengthen your foot. Avoiding future need for surgery as you have corrected the cause of the problem and NOT the Symptom.
Also focused on was stretching in the sand. Simply getting comfortable with being sandy is for me a challenge at times. Stretching and a lot of stomach work. Your tummy is your core, your core is what keeps you balanced. It allows you to stand on one foot, to move through the world, to change the energy of air/food (earth)/water into energy, or Fire. Your container for this fire must be strong, as it is the fire of life, you must contain it in a proper container, lest you lose it unnecessarily.

Later this afternoon, we will have left overs consisting of mushroom risoto with extra mushrooms, some stir fried greens, nutritional yeast, and dulce flakes.

Letr, we will do a combination of yoga and kung fu.

Tomorrow we will do much the same. We will more than likely run in a different area, one that requires shoes, do some rock climbing, and, well, we’ll see.

We are very excited to share this with you from day one. If you have any questions, feel free to ask and dont push yourself to pain. Intense tired is O.K., as it goes away very quickly with a rest in between sets. Pain is not O.K., a tired that leaves you feeling wasted and spent, not O.K. Be NICE TO YOUR SELF! Take time, everyday, as Master Bruce Lee says, “Do more than the day before”.
Easy, start small, grow your body to be a tree of life, huge and strong, it takes time, it takes time all day everyday, focus on your posture even when you site, focus on chewing your food slowly being thankful that you have it, you must focus on EVERY aspect of your life if you want to change your life. Do you understand?

Much love and Aloha to you!

Upon return, we had fruit smoothies with Vitamineral Green, a supplement from Health Force Nutrition, raw cacao (raw chocolate – contains theobromine, when heated turns to caffeine, more on this later), and hemp seeds.
Taken within 30-45 minutes, your body is able to use this in the rebuild process, after this time frame, your body is in repair mode and usually does not allow any new members to the party, so the smoothie does not have as much beneficial impact.Después de unas largas vacaciones en las que nos dejamos perder un poco en el hedonismo (por plantearlo de alguna manera leve) y nos dedicamos a  soñar en la cocina preparando aquellas recetas que siempre dejamos para ocasiones especiales por complejas o monchosas, a quedarnos en cama hasta tarde y usar pijamas todo el día, a disfrutar de los vinos y cervezas locales; después de todo, es nuestra primera Navidad juntos y seguramente la última en un buen tiempo en nuestra casa, y ya que la familia esta fuera, ya esta cerrado el estudio de yoga y nos quedamos solos, pues a disfrutar!!…  como quiera, ya es hora de regresar a nuestro estilo de vida un tanto mas sano y activo.

Empezamos además a prepararnos para estar en el mejor estado de salud posible cuando salgamos de Ensenada en Marzo. Esto quiere decir: es hora de entrenar como nos gusta!  comenzando por reparar los daños hechos en las últimas semanas 😛

Nuestro régimen incluye cardio (sobre todo corrida y bicicleteada), fuerza y flexibilidad (ashtanga, kung fu, escalada), meditación, pranayama y por supuesto: un régimen alimenticio vegano y basado en alimentos vivos, locales, orgánicos -kilos y kilos de verduras principamente verdes, mucha fruta, leguminosas, semillas y superalimentos. Hoy comenzamos con una rica taza de café orgánico, seguida de un un trote descalzo en la playa de 5 kilómetros, abdominales, licuado de fresa, plátano y naranja con espirulina, polen de abeja, semillas de chía y trozos de granos de cacao. Una breve introducción al ashtanga; quizás un poco de Kung Fu mas tarde; sopa de betabel con manzana y rissoto de champiñones, meditación y guacamole con ejotes y agua de kiwi con VitamineralGreen [un polvo verde de la marca “Health Force Superfoods” (www.healthforce.com)]. Hasta nos dio tiempo de limpiar la casa!

Cuándo fue la última vez que corriste descalzo? que sentiste una textura distina a la de tus zapatos en la piel de tus pies? poca gente esta conciente de la naturaleza del cuerpo humano. Estamos diseñados para correr, a través de miles de años cazando, migrando, celebrando la vida conectados con la tierra. Y ahora vivimos con los pies aisados dentro de zapatos las 24 horas del día atrofiando puntos importantes de nuestro cuerpo…  vaya, que les daremos mucha mas información sobre este tema mas adelante…  esto me lleva al siguiente punto: queremos compartir nuestro entrenamiento con ustedes!!…  para quienes estén lejos al menos compartiendo en el blog lo que comemos y como entrenamos, dando información nutricional, etc… y quienes estén en Ensenada quizas nos acompañen de vez en cuando en sesiones de yoga, corriendo en la playa, etc…  a compartir un inicio del año que nos beneficie a todos.

Second day of fasting, change in plans, Little Monkey will give better details, but here goes=]

We are changing to a leafy green soup based diet in stead of our master cleanse mix [lemon, water, cayenne and agave or maple syrup], this is primarily due to my extreme edginess, and of course, Dianas kindness, she was doing fine, doing yoga, not complaining, I on the other hand, suffice to say, we are now working with plan B.  Soups made from leafy greens, onion is apparently O.K. as are the 5 serrano chiles in the mix=]

Part of the reason is the cold, I was getting so cold that I wasnt doing ANYTHING, thats not a good sign.  I want to do the yoga and kung fu, its important, again, in the words of Tom Petty, if you dont run, you rust.  Well, no rusting here Sir.

I’m hoping Ninja Monkey will add her Ayurvedic, Scientific explanations, one, so you get a clearer picture of what is happening and the Who what when where and why of things, and of course to help you keep me afloat in your estimation of me=]

All of this being said, my empathy for people who are starving has just reached new heights after only two days living in comfort.  I truly cannot imagine what it must be like to be cold hungry and afraid not knowing where ones next meal will come from.  I hope I never do.  I hope that we will enable others to forget these pains and fears through the grace of god, otherwise, what is it we are doing if not helping our brothers and sisters…

Aloha

Teas, netti pot, diet shifts, etc etc etc etc and blah blah blah the fasting begins!

It begins, we ate the last of our food in th refrigerator, at least the last of the things that would not survive the next week…

Tomorrow we start fasting.  This will be for a total of 5-6 days, right around the amount of time that you can still live a fully functional life AND get the superb healing benefits of letting your bodies digestive system rest.  There are many studies, even studies of holocaust survivors (for those of you reading who may not know, the Holocaust refers to the Germans, under the leadership of Nazi German Dictator, Hitler.  He killed 6 million+ people, primarily Jews, though many races would come to die before his armies.  To this day no one truly knows why he did it.  Educate yourself A L W A Y S).  These studies have shown that reducing your bodies intake of food prolongs life, allows for a healthier life, and has benefits far exceeding our current knowledge.

It has (fasting) been used to cure illness successfully, as a spiritual practice and I would recommend it to everyone as I believe most of us have a vastly confused idea of self and our an even more confused idea about ourselves in relation tot he rest of the world.  For example, we speak of “starving children in Africa”, these are words, essentially meaningless as many of us eat three meals MINIMUM a day.  One of the many reasons why nothing is done in countries where people are starving, is the countries that can help are full of people who are not starving so they do not see the urgency of helping out their fellow human beings.  My first fast lasted 5 days, I truly at points thought I was going to pass out etc.  never once did i feel that I would D I E.  And yet, people die of this EVERYDAY.

Fasting brings a reality to the situation that you currently find yourself in.  You will have a more defined sense of self, you will see that you are so very much tougher than you currently think you are.  There is a true power that comes from being string enough to NOT EAT.  And yet, you continue to ive life, in fact, you will feel GREAT!  I know this may sound hard to believe, and yet, anything that you do not know, that affects basic foundations of your life are usually as difficult.

My eyes were opened to how much I over ate, upon doing research – A L W A Y S D O Y O U R O W N R E A S E A R CH.  There is power in gaining knowledge for the self, not simply believing what someone says.

Upon doing research, I saw that not only was I living in a surreal world, further, i was doing my body a terrible disservice that currently has and will have in the future serious ramifications to the tune of me dying before I would otherwise have been able to live!

Let me expplain this part.  You see, food is digested by enzymes.  When you eat RAW FOODS, your body does not need to produce these digestive enzymes in the amounts for COOKED FOODS.  Producing enzymes is work, work takes energy, energy is what gives you life.  To use it to digest food, well, you are effectively withdrawing from your bodies “bank account”.  Depending on the food you eat, your withdrawals may be HUGE – i speak to those of us who choose to eat foods that are un-healthy for the body, foods that contain things that were made in a lab, not in the earth.  The more foriegn the substance is, the more your body has to do to get it out of you.  In many cases for those of us with very poor diets the ONLY THING we are feeding is our feeling of hunger, as far as nutrition, we are getting nothing and are in fact putting such a strain on the body that we are merely taking another shovel full of earth for our future grave with every meal we eat.

The point with eating is to receive more energy from the food you eat than it took to digest it.   – KEY POINT _ Everyone is different, you MUST do you own research in order to come up with the best possible way of eating for you.  There are points that apply to all humans however.

A. The food you eat is best when it is as close to nature as possible.  I.e. organically grown carrots fresh out of the ground are healthier than non organically grown fresh out of the ground are healthier than out of a supermarket, are healthier than frozen from a giant commercial farm, are healthier than that orange twiggy things on a McDonalds salad, are healthier than anything made from non-natural, or synthetically produced foods that are lab made, not grown.  If this doesnt make sense, feel free to e-mail me.  Always eat the very best you can afford, and if you find that you cannot afford good food but have cable or anything that is non-essential to your life…  R E T H I N K Y O U R V A L U E S!

You A R E what you eat, nothing could be truer.  your body builds and repairs itself, i.e. continuously becomes you, based on what it has as building material.  Does this make sense.  if you have bad building material, you will end up with a bad product, this is bad news in any situation, when it comes to your body it is unacceptable.  You have the power over your body and what you eat, use it!

One last note I want to touch on before I continue about what we are doing with our bodies and lifestyles, beware what you eat.  There are companies who use very pretty packaging and very tricky practices, their foods are nothing short of poison.  It is imperative that you do your own research on this matter.  Places you can begin are the following.  General Mills, Kraft, Monsanto, Nestle and many others, start learning about what goes into making the foods you eat.  What are the business practices of the companies you are eating from, for instance, with Nestle, they have HUGE campaigns geared at getting women in 3rd world countries to not use breast milk, and instead use their formula.  Science tells us that thier is nothing healthier for a baby than it’s mothers milk.  We can then assume that they are doing this for monetary gain.  That they focus on 3rd world countries…. are you starting to see the picture i am trying to paint with words for you?  Do not eat food from companies that have no morals or scruples.  No good will come of it for you.

Lastly, Fully research and know ConAgra and Monsanto.  Learn what politicians still work for those companies and then look at the positions these people hold in YOUR government.  Now take a look at what they are actually doing with your food.  Combining fish DNA with tomatoes in order to lengthen shelf life… you dont NEED this i your diet, we dont even know what effect this has on the human body!  Know your food and know what it is doing to you!  NOW, back to MY story=]

So, we fast.  We will start tomorrow easy, with carrot juice in the AM.  FOr the rest of the day we will embark on the master cleanse.  Very simply, you drink ridiculous amounts of lemon, maple syrup and cayenne water.  This gives you energy and helps to detoxify the body at the same time putting an almost zero strain on your digestive system.  This allows your body to actually focus 100% on other areas.

Imagine, with the average person eating 3x a day and full digestion taking any where from 4-24 hours depening on what was consumed, most peoples bodies are in a CONSTANT state of work dealing simply with food!  No wonder we get sick, we are constantly tapping our resources and most of what we eat we dont even need!

So, we are resetting our systems to clean out, and purify our bodies and most importantly our minds.  Some of the greatest warriors, the Shaolin monks of China eat 2x a day and small meals at that.  trust me, whatever you are thinking, it is IN YOUR HEAD, YOU CAN CHANGE IT!

We also get back into the routine of Yoga, kung fu and running everyday.  Many people say they do not have time to do these things and yet we see that according to numbers and statistics, the average American watches 3 hours of TV a day.  MAKE TIME FOR YOUR BODY.

If you dont run, you rust – Tom petty

Bruce Lee jogged 2 miles a day.  Many scientists are beginning to believe that we are somehow related to horses in our physiognomy, essentially we are a species made to move, to run, we are born to run.  Yet most of us do not.

I will be utilizing a super cool method that I invite you to try wherever you are.  Start walking barefoot – A LOT!  Your feet were made to move.  If you have ever looked at a foot, it is an AMAZING and SUPER Complx bit of handiwork.  It supports your entire body and yet, it has some of the smallest muscles and bones in the entire body.  When we wear shoes, even socks apparently, again, according to Science, even reducing the nerve impulses to our feet – i.e. socks, we greatly reduce the foots ability to function and once any part of a LIVING SYSTEMS ability to function is impaired, it does what – DECLINES.  You do not want that which connects you to the EARTH to be in a constant state of decline…. do you?  No, you do not.  So what do you do?

START WALKING BAREFOOT!

Again, do your own research, you will see that by walking barefoot, you will slowly, and should you start this program, start slow, many of you may not realize what goes into walking due to all the outside support and cushioning due to your shoes, start very slow.  Build up to the point where you can run, for some this may take a whole year!  If you cannot run barefoot what does that tell you about your body.  If you cannot do something you were literally MADE to do, you need to fix that post haste, hasta pronto, ASAP, N O W.

Walks in grass are great, the beach is fantastic, be careful, you will have to, GASP, look where you are going so you dont hurt yourself.  You will have to pay attention to what you are doing.  mindless walking got me some very nice slices in my feet, lesson learned, now I am THERE when I walk.  Does this make sense?

My parents who live in a cold climate are currently walking barefoot around the gym – YMCA – in their hometown.  My Dad, typical dude of 70 has his walking shoes and is quite spry.  He walked barfoot for 1 mile and has never been more sore, he also recently started doing more shuffling with his walking.  Do you see a possible correlation.  years of wearing shoes have brought his feet to a state where they are unable to properly function and it is effecting his entire stride, shuffling.  So much so that merely walking 1 mile barefoot has him sore like he ran a marathon!

The point that I would like you to take from this is – HE IS CHANGING IN ORDER TO HEAL HIMSELF.  If a 70 year old man and woman can do it, why shouldnt you be able to?

We are walking barefoot in addition to Yoga and kung fu.  The Yoga and Kung Fu/Tai Chi will allow us to reach new levels within our bodies and mind.  Strength, speed, skill, fluid, all of this will come from a sustained practice.

We will be doing Ashtanga Yoga, Bagua Zhang Kung Fu and the 37 posture short from (Tai Chi)by Cheng Man Cheng.  Whatever you choose to do, always ensure that it focuses the mind as well as the body AND that it builds flexibility as well as strength.  Many people overlook flexibility, the greatest strength is that of flexibility, if you cannot bend, you will break.

Its taking so long to get this journal entry out that the fast has begun!  I can honestly admit that I am marginally excited at best.  That it is a super dark/grey rainy day or some reason makes this day easier for me.

Right now Diana is preparing or 1 liter, lets do it English style, 1 litre of salted water.  So 1 litre of water with 2 teaspoons of salt, not a whole lot, but enough that it gets things “moving” so to speak.  If it less that 2 teaspoons, the body may absord the water, you dont want that, if it is more, you may merely vomit it up, which is so not appetizing.  And here it is she says, “…your breakfast…”… sigh=]

Oh joy… half way….

DUN…

Today we start our fast with juice, carrot juice.  One of her friends moved back to Mexico city so we scoored the toaster of the future and an archaic juicer.  As we all know, when it comes to kitchen appliances, if you get them second hand and they are pre 90’s, even better 70’s and early 80’s there is a chance they will outlive you.  Things were still made different.

As a side note.  Erich Fromm, German philosopher and general mental ninja noted in his book, to Have or to Be, that the language of the great state of America changed after WWII to reflect a throw away society and not one that repairs things.  OUR VERY LANGUAGE CHANGED….

So carrot juice so we dont waste the bag of carrots we got three days ago from the local organic farm winery…  Yes, Mexico rocks…

After that, more work on the website, yoga, kung fu, what else, lots of various teas i will write about.  Made from fresh herbs, usually the method will be to boil the water, once it has cooled a lil bit, add herbs, cover, wait 15, drink.  Since my nails are having a hard time and I have been dong some drinking, I will be making a lot of oat straw tea.  Super cheap and is, well, i will let Diana talk about all that as that is what she knows very well, I’ll inform her she is now to be journaling about that…

I’ve been using a netti pot to help with my allergies and general cleansing – video coming soon=]

She doesnt want to drink her salty water… HA!

Aloha for now…  be safe and enjoy your life, let today be a day where you do something different, say hit o a friend that is forgotten, to a neighbor ignored.  be noble in your thoughts and not ashamed of who you are.

 

Aloha!

Teas, netti pot, diet shifts, etc etc etc etc and blah blah blah the fasting begins!

It begins, we ate the last of our food in th refrigerator, at least the last of the things that would not survive the next week…

Tomorrow we start fasting.  This will be for a total of 5-6 days, right around the amount of time that you can still live a fully functional life AND get the superb healing benefits of letting your bodies digestive system rest.  There are many studies, even studies of holocaust survivors (for those of you reading who may not know, the Holocaust refers to the Germans, under the leadership of Nazi German Dictator, Hitler.  He killed 6 million+ people, primarily Jews, though many races would come to die before his armies.  To this day no one truly knows why he did it.  Educate yourself A L W A Y S).  These studies have shown that reducing your bodies intake of food prolongs life, allows for a healthier life, and has benefits far exceeding our current knowledge.

It has (fasting) been used to cure illness successfully, as a spiritual practice and I would recommend it to everyone as I believe most of us have a vastly confused idea of self and our an even more confused idea about ourselves in relation tot he rest of the world.  For example, we speak of “starving children in Africa”, these are words, essentially meaningless as many of us eat three meals MINIMUM a day.  One of the many reasons why nothing is done in countries where people are starving, is the countries that can help are full of people who are not starving so they do not see the urgency of helping out their fellow human beings.  My first fast lasted 5 days, I truly at points thought I was going to pass out etc.  never once did i feel that I would D I E.  And yet, people die of this EVERYDAY.

Fasting brings a reality to the situation that you currently find yourself in.  You will have a more defined sense of self, you will see that you are so very much tougher than you currently think you are.  There is a true power that comes from being string enough to NOT EAT.  And yet, you continue to ive life, in fact, you will feel GREAT!  I know this may sound hard to believe, and yet, anything that you do not know, that affects basic foundations of your life are usually as difficult.

My eyes were opened to how much I over ate, upon doing research – A L W A Y S D O Y O U R O W N R E A S E A R CH.  There is power in gaining knowledge for the self, not simply believing what someone says.

Upon doing research, I saw that not only was I living in a surreal world, further, i was doing my body a terrible disservice that currently has and will have in the future serious ramifications to the tune of me dying before I would otherwise have been able to live!

Let me expplain this part.  You see, food is digested by enzymes.  When you eat RAW FOODS, your body does not need to produce these digestive enzymes in the amounts for COOKED FOODS.  Producing enzymes is work, work takes energy, energy is what gives you life.  To use it to digest food, well, you are effectively withdrawing from your bodies “bank account”.  Depending on the food you eat, your withdrawals may be HUGE – i speak to those of us who choose to eat foods that are un-healthy for the body, foods that contain things that were made in a lab, not in the earth.  The more foriegn the substance is, the more your body has to do to get it out of you.  In many cases for those of us with very poor diets the ONLY THING we are feeding is our feeling of hunger, as far as nutrition, we are getting nothing and are in fact putting such a strain on the body that we are merely taking another shovel full of earth for our future grave with every meal we eat.

The point with eating is to receive more energy from the food you eat than it took to digest it.   – KEY POINT _ Everyone is different, you MUST do you own research in order to come up with the best possible way of eating for you.  There are points that apply to all humans however.

A. The food you eat is best when it is as close to nature as possible.  I.e. organically grown carrots fresh out of the ground are healthier than non organically grown fresh out of the ground are healthier than out of a supermarket, are healthier than frozen from a giant commercial farm, are healthier than that orange twiggy things on a McDonalds salad, are healthier than anything made from non-natural, or synthetically produced foods that are lab made, not grown.  If this doesnt make sense, feel free to e-mail me.  Always eat the very best you can afford, and if you find that you cannot afford good food but have cable or anything that is non-essential to your life…  R E T H I N K Y O U R V A L U E S!

You A R E what you eat, nothing could be truer.  your body builds and repairs itself, i.e. continuously becomes you, based on what it has as building material.  Does this make sense.  if you have bad building material, you will end up with a bad product, this is bad news in any situation, when it comes to your body it is unacceptable.  You have the power over your body and what you eat, use it!

One last note I want to touch on before I continue about what we are doing with our bodies and lifestyles, beware what you eat.  There are companies who use very pretty packaging and very tricky practices, their foods are nothing short of poison.  It is imperative that you do your own research on this matter.  Places you can begin are the following.  General Mills, Kraft, Monsanto, Nestle and many others, start learning about what goes into making the foods you eat.  What are the business practices of the companies you are eating from, for instance, with Nestle, they have HUGE campaigns geared at getting women in 3rd world countries to not use breast milk, and instead use their formula.  Science tells us that thier is nothing healthier for a baby than it’s mothers milk.  We can then assume that they are doing this for monetary gain.  That they focus on 3rd world countries…. are you starting to see the picture i am trying to paint with words for you?  Do not eat food from companies that have no morals or scruples.  No good will come of it for you.

Lastly, Fully research and know ConAgra and Monsanto.  Learn what politicians still work for those companies and then look at the positions these people hold in YOUR government.  Now take a look at what they are actually doing with your food.  Combining fish DNA with tomatoes in order to lengthen shelf life… you dont NEED this i your diet, we dont even know what effect this has on the human body!  Know your food and know what it is doing to you!  NOW, back to MY story=]

So, we fast.  We will start tomorrow easy, with carrot juice in the AM.  FOr the rest of the day we will embark on the master cleanse.  Very simply, you drink ridiculous amounts of lemon, maple syrup and cayenne water.  This gives you energy and helps to detoxify the body at the same time putting an almost zero strain on your digestive system.  This allows your body to actually focus 100% on other areas.

Imagine, with the average person eating 3x a day and full digestion taking any where from 4-24 hours depening on what was consumed, most peoples bodies are in a CONSTANT state of work dealing simply with food!  No wonder we get sick, we are constantly tapping our resources and most of what we eat we dont even need!

So, we are resetting our systems to clean out, and purify our bodies and most importantly our minds.  Some of the greatest warriors, the Shaolin monks of China eat 2x a day and small meals at that.  trust me, whatever you are thinking, it is IN YOUR HEAD, YOU CAN CHANGE IT!

We also get back into the routine of Yoga, kung fu and running everyday.  Many people say they do not have time to do these things and yet we see that according to numbers and statistics, the average American watches 3 hours of TV a day.  MAKE TIME FOR YOUR BODY.

If you dont run, you rust – Tom petty

Bruce Lee jogged 2 miles a day.  Many scientists are beginning to believe that we are somehow related to horses in our physiognomy, essentially we are a species made to move, to run, we are born to run.  Yet most of us do not.

I will be utilizing a super cool method that I invite you to try wherever you are.  Start walking barefoot – A LOT!  Your feet were made to move.  If you have ever looked at a foot, it is an AMAZING and SUPER Complx bit of handiwork.  It supports your entire body and yet, it has some of the smallest muscles and bones in the entire body.  When we wear shoes, even socks apparently, again, according to Science, even reducing the nerve impulses to our feet – i.e. socks, we greatly reduce the foots ability to function and once any part of a LIVING SYSTEMS ability to function is impaired, it does what – DECLINES.  You do not want that which connects you to the EARTH to be in a constant state of decline…. do you?  No, you do not.  So what do you do?

START WALKING BAREFOOT!

Again, do your own research, you will see that by walking barefoot, you will slowly, and should you start this program, start slow, many of you may not realize what goes into walking due to all the outside support and cushioning due to your shoes, start very slow.  Build up to the point where you can run, for some this may take a whole year!  If you cannot run barefoot what does that tell you about your body.  If you cannot do something you were literally MADE to do, you need to fix that post haste, hasta pronto, ASAP, N O W.

Walks in grass are great, the beach is fantastic, be careful, you will have to, GASP, look where you are going so you dont hurt yourself.  You will have to pay attention to what you are doing.  mindless walking got me some very nice slices in my feet, lesson learned, now I am THERE when I walk.  Does this make sense?

My parents who live in a cold climate are currently walking barefoot around the gym – YMCA – in their hometown.  My Dad, typical dude of 70 has his walking shoes and is quite spry.  He walked barfoot for 1 mile and has never been more sore, he also recently started doing more shuffling with his walking.  Do you see a possible correlation.  years of wearing shoes have brought his feet to a state where they are unable to properly function and it is effecting his entire stride, shuffling.  So much so that merely walking 1 mile barefoot has him sore like he ran a marathon!

The point that I would like you to take from this is – HE IS CHANGING IN ORDER TO HEAL HIMSELF.  If a 70 year old man and woman can do it, why shouldnt you be able to?

We are walking barefoot in addition to Yoga and kung fu.  The Yoga and Kung Fu/Tai Chi will allow us to reach new levels within our bodies and mind.  Strength, speed, skill, fluid, all of this will come from a sustained practice.

We will be doing Ashtanga Yoga, Bagua Zhang Kung Fu and the 37 posture short from (Tai Chi)by Cheng Man Cheng.  Whatever you choose to do, always ensure that it focuses the mind as well as the body AND that it builds flexibility as well as strength.  Many people overlook flexibility, the greatest strength is that of flexibility, if you cannot bend, you will break.

Its taking so long to get this journal entry out that the fast has begun!  I can honestly admit that I am marginally excited at best.  That it is a super dark/grey rainy day or some reason makes this day easier for me.

Right now Diana is preparing or 1 liter, lets do it English style, 1 litre of salted water.  So 1 litre of water with 2 teaspoons of salt, not a whole lot, but enough that it gets things “moving” so to speak.  If it less that 2 teaspoons, the body may absord the water, you dont want that, if it is more, you may merely vomit it up, which is so not appetizing.  And here it is she says, “…your breakfast…”… sigh=]

Oh joy… half way….

DUN…

Today we start our fast with juice, carrot juice.  One of her friends moved back to Mexico city so we scoored the toaster of the future and an archaic juicer.  As we all know, when it comes to kitchen appliances, if you get them second hand and they are pre 90’s, even better 70’s and early 80’s there is a chance they will outlive you.  Things were still made different.

As a side note.  Erich Fromm, German philosopher and general mental ninja noted in his book, to Have or to Be, that the language of the great state of America changed after WWII to reflect a throw away society and not one that repairs things.  OUR VERY LANGUAGE CHANGED….

So carrot juice so we dont waste the bag of carrots we got three days ago from the local organic farm winery…  Yes, Mexico rocks…

After that, more work on the website, yoga, kung fu, what else, lots of various teas i will write about.  Made from fresh herbs, usually the method will be to boil the water, once it has cooled a lil bit, add herbs, cover, wait 15, drink.  Since my nails are having a hard time and I have been dong some drinking, I will be making a lot of oat straw tea.  Super cheap and is, well, i will let Diana talk about all that as that is what she knows very well, I’ll inform her she is now to be journaling about that…

I’ve been using a netti pot to help with my allergies and general cleansing – video coming soon=]

She doesnt want to drink her salty water… HA!

Aloha for now…  be safe and enjoy your life, let today be a day where you do something different, say hit o a friend that is forgotten, to a neighbor ignored.  be noble in your thoughts and not ashamed of who you are.

 

Aloha!