written by Mary Grace
Join us at Maui Hot Yoga on the beautiful island of Maui. Maui is magical with its healthy volcanic soil, lots of sunshine, and all year growing seasons. There are many amazing foods grow right here on this amazingly healthy land.
Eat local, live healthy.
Mary Grace is a certified Nutritionist and has been involved in the health field for since 1990. She lived with Dr. Gabriel Cousins at the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center in Patagonia, Az in 2000. She also completed the Ann Wigmore Living Foods Counselor training in 2005.
Depending on what program you join us for, we can enjoy daily superfood smoothies, daily green juices, live foods & tonic’s to boost your immune system, to help you shed weight and detox, and to feel your best ever.
We have juicers, vita mix’s, dehydrators and all the tools needed to live on the best superfoods ever!
Feel the best ever, by eating the best ever!
Excerpts from our book-
7 Day enlightenment cleanse.
Enlightenment means to get light, or to bring light to ones self.
They Yogis and Mystics, the Sages thru ought the ages have all dedicated their lives to becoming enlightened, some have attained, some have not, but they all have left behind stories of their journey towards this sacred place, this state of enlightenment.
I invite you to open your heart and your mind to this concept that maybe you, yes you, could actually become enlightened yourself. Ask yourself, what do you think it feels like to become enlightened? I would think it feels very light. Well, how do you become light? By enlightening up! I am offering you here a guidebook on how to start your journey towards enlightenment. The first step is to imagine what it means to become enlightened, and then imagine yourself becoming that. Henry Ford said, weather you think you can, or think you cant, either way you are right! Why not be right about feeling light? It is only what we believe that we can achieve. This is the beginning. See it, be it, live it, feel it.
Being enlightened can mean different things to different people.
Lets keep it very simple here. Lets work on enlightening the easiest part of your life. enlighten Your diet. Open your mind and your heart. To do so you must open up your digestive system to be able to digest more from your life. The only reason you don’t feel enlightened already is because you are eating very poor quality foods with a very low vibration. The only reason you are eating unhealthy foods is because you have disconnected yourself to what and who you truly are. You keep looking outside of yourself for the answers and you have completely forgotten how to look within. Then you get caught up in years and years of poor eating habits which become a vicious cycle. You don’t feel good, you eat more, then you don’t feel good and this continues for years, decades, lifetimes. until one day your higher self says, hey, its time to enlighten up!
According to the writings of Immanuel Kant from 1784, “Enlightenment is man’s emergence from his self imposed immaturity. Immaturity is the inability to use ones understanding without guidance from another. This immaturity is self imposed when its cause lies not in lack of understanding, but in lack of resolve and courage to use it without guidance from another. Sapere Aude! DARE TO KNOW! Have courage to use your own understanding! This is the motto of enlightenment! He goes on to say,
“If I have a book to serve as my understanding, a pastor to serve as my conscience, a physician to determine my diet for me, and so on, I need not exert myself at all. I need not think, if only I can pay: others will readily undertake the irksome work for me.”
The most important point about becoming enlightened, and to becoming whole, is to learn how to trust yourself. To learn how to purify yourself through a clean diet and then your intuition will be from a place of clarity.
According to the most ancient book on yoga, the Yoga Sutras, there are 5 predictable obstacles of man on our path. The Yoga Sutras is thought to be written over three thousand years ago and has been handed down from Guru to Disciple since then. The Yoga Sutras are filled with timeless wisdom on how to find peace in this world.
These obstacles as written in the Yoga Sutras are Disease, dullness, doubt, carelessness, laziness, sensuality, false perception, failure to reach firm ground, slipping from the ground gained. Accompaniments of these obstacles are distress, despair, trembling of the body & disturbed breathing. There is a fundamental simplicity to the process of Yoga that is outlined in the Yoga Sutras. While the process might appear very complicated when reading the Yoga Sutras and many commentaries, the central theme is one of removing, transcending or setting aside the obstacles, veils or false identities. The many suggestions in the Yoga Sutras are the details or refinements of how to go about doing this. By being ever mindful of this core simplicity it is much easier to systematically progress on the path of Yoga.
The true Self shines through: Once the obstacles and false identities have been temporarily set aside, the true Self, which has been there all along, naturally comes shining through (sutra 1.3). The rest of the time, we are so entangled with our false identities that we literally do not see that this misidentification has happened. It is the reason that sometimes it is said that we are asleep, and that we need to awaken. That awakening to the Self is the meaning of Yoga.
So finding focus is the answer. How you find this focus is up to you.
If the mind is focused, then it is far less likely to get entangled and lost in the mire of delusion that can come from these obstacles.
Find the path, and stay on it.
You could focus on your breath, you could focus on a goal, you could focus on a saying.
Remember one truth or object: Repeatedly remember one aspect of truth, or one object (1.32). It may be any object, including one of the several that are suggested in the coming sutras (1.33-1.39). It may be related to your religion, an aspect of your own being, a principle, or some other pleasing object. It may be a mantra, short prayer, or affirmation. While there is great breadth of choice in objects, a sincere aspirant will choose wisely the object for this practice, possibly along with the guidance of someone familiar with these practices.
Join us at Maui Hot Yoga for a cleansing retreat sometime soon.
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