Day 6 was a very big day for me! It was the first day I was allowed to incorporate a little bit of solid food (by blending whole fruits and/or vegetables into my juices) into my diet. Also, the focus for Day 6 was the chakra located in the center of the brow, sometimes known as the “third eye”.
Don’t be deterred by the strange sounding name, “Third eye” simply refers to “seeing” the truth in situations. The author mentions “When clear and unobstructed, this chakra, the center of intuition and clarity, allows you to differentiate between the wisdom of true knowledge and the noise of distracting information”. I don’t know about you, but it seems that all I can ever focus on is the distracting information.
I spend so much time and energy worrying about things that don’t even matter: what others think of me, what my parents want me to be in life, how many “things” we own, how I look, worrying that someone thinks badly of me (that’s a big one). It’s gotten to the point where I’m spending more time worrying about my life than actually living it! Not a good thing… Day 6 helped me to see that those thoughts don’t matter and are only clouding all the truths in my life.
The color for Day 6 was deep blue. This is the color of insight and of superfood berries full of antioxidants. Here’s today’s recipe.
- 2 large apples
- 1 stalk celery
- 1/2 lemon, peeled
- 1-inch piece of ginger root, more or less to taste
- 2 cups whole cherries, pitted
- 2 cups blueberries
Put the apples, celery, lemon and ginger root through the juicer. Combine the juice in a blender with the cherries and blueberries until smooth.
What a difference a little bit of “whole food” can make! I was actually very full after drinking this (unfortunately, because I couldn’t finish it and it was really good!). I also went number 2 for the first time since the second morning of my fast (sorry if that’s too much information! haha). I’m glad this fast has a very gradual and gentle way of working food back into your diet, because honestly I was afraid of how my body would react. So far so good!
The yoga for Day 6 was focused on balance poses. These poses help focus your mind internally and bring your awareness to the present. A few examples are Tree Pose, Dancer Pose, Eagle Pose, and Warrior Pose.
I’m happy to report that my yoga skills are coming along fabulously. I can sink a little deeper into the poses each day and have found that I can get into my “zen place” more quickly and keep my mind quieter for longer. I have no doubt that yoga will remain a lifelong practice for me.
In the past I always saw yoga as a competitive sport. An activity where you needed to push yourself to your physical limit and get the pose perfectly. Now I can see that I was totally missing the point! My journey into yoga this time around began with the mind and spilled over into the body. I started by reading Perfect Health and The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga by Deepak Chopra before I even considered doing the physical asanas (poses). In my eyes, yoga has become so much more than exercise. It’s a way for me to learn about myself and create a little space for peace in my life each day. The beautiful thing about yoga is that you can benefit whether your practice is 2 hours long or just 5 minutes! Everybody has 5 extra minutes in their day.
With Day 7 comes solids foods (salad, etc). Thank you to all my readers who stuck with me this far, we’re almost done! Hopefully I’ve been able to shed some light on the practice of juice fasting and maybe some of you are interested in doing a juice cleanse of your own. If so please let me know and I’d love to support you and provide any insight that I can. Also, for anyone that is interested in doing the same 7 Day Juice Fast as me, please send me an email and I’ll send you a copy!