Yogic Cleanse

2016’s cleanse will be March 20-April 30.  Yeehaw!

Elements of the cleanse are listed below–you can participate in all four, one, or any combination that works for you.

-Elimination of processed food

-Elimination of alcohol

-Elimination of meat (including fish)

-Elimination of coffee (tea is allowed).

This diet was originally part of our yoga teacher training and is generically considered to be a “yogic” diet.  In addition to cleansing your body, this diet is to help you learn to break patterns as there is a tremendous amount of patterned behavior in food.

Additional details below:

Diet Option Allowed Not Allowed
Elimination of Alcohol Non alcoholic drinks Alcoholic drinks of any type
Elimination of Meat All non-meat (including eggs, dairy) All meat including fish, shellfish, chicken, beef, pork, etc.
Elimination of Coffee Tea, including caffeinated tea Coffee including decaffeinated coffee
Elimination of Processed Food (see definition below) Fruit, vegetables, whole grains, plain yogurt, cheese*, tofu*, spices, sauces and spreads made from scratch without additives, soy milk without additives*, nuts, beans, olives, oatmeal, oils, agave, maple syrup, honey White flour, white sugar, wheat flour (even 100% whole wheat), corn syrup, food chemically altered through additives, food with additives, synthetic sugar substances, processed tofu products (faux meat, fakin’ bacon, etc.)

*while this is technically processed, it is allowed in this diet

The processed food section of this diet eliminates wheat since some people have a mild wheat allergy without realizing it.

“Processed food” in this diet is generally defined as food which has been chemically altered through additives such as flavors, flavor enhancers, binders, colors, fillers, preservatives, stabilizers, emulsifiers, etc., or which has been manufactured through combination or other methods.

Please email specific cleanse related questions to lynn@rasayancenter.com.

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