Kitcheree - Yogic Diet......
For the past 12 years I've been on a journey of deep self discovery. Reiki, meditation, working with my energy bodies and the Angelic realm to heal my past, release my patterns and face my shadow self. Then I discovered Kundalini Yoga and it took my experience to the next....well next next next level!!!
So here I am trying to be a Yogi!!! Getting up every morning to do Sadhana, although if I'm honest the 4.30am start has now crept to 6am...Oops...
The Ego is hard nut to crack at 4.30 in the morning....
Preparing for my next training in Authentic Relationships I begin the Kitcheree diet. Okay I'm thinking rice and mung beans for 40 days, okay....this is going to be interesting, or well lets face it not.....
I'm now on day 10.... On one hand it's been easy, I haven't craved sugar, didn't have much of detox symptoms (my diet is a healthy vegetarian so this doesn't surprise me) But my challenge is the boredom......To me food is creative, its an expression, I love the colours, flavours, smells, its an experience on so many levels. The kitcheree is not... My challenge is to let go and surrender to the simplicity of Kitcheree....
Just over half way through, day 22..... The last 4 days have been really hard, headachy, spacy, dizzy, on and off clammy. I thought I was fighting a virus. I tuned into body and felt it was connected to my blood sugar levels, after doing some research I feel it is. Rather than the detox taking energy from my fat cells I think this diet has depleted my blood sugar reserves. This morning I can hardly focus so I've decided to listen to my body and to gently come off this diet....
Slowly reintroducing food has been an interesting experience, I've slowly introduced one food at a time so I can see which foods my body like and which it doesn't. I feel it's been good to give my body a break and to challenge myself to let go of my routine and sometimes obsession with food.
It's also been a good experience to listen to my body and honour what I need instead of self-sacrificing and or putting what others say is good for me before what I feel is good for me. I feel stronger in myself to stand up for what I feel is right for me.
So overall this has been a good experience and even though I could not manage 40 days I feel I have learn't alot about myself and about what my body needs and doesn't need.
On my path of self discovery through kundalini yoga. Opening, Experiencing, discovering the energy of Kundalini, it's effect and journey within my body and life.