This article couldn't have come up at a better time for me. Since I got from my holidays a month ago I've been eating sugar like crazy. At first I was just eating lots in general to gain back the weight I had lost after being sick, then it got into a habit and next thing you know, I was going through a box of cookies a day and the other night I finished off a block of chocolate plus a whole cake! The more I have the more I want, and yes it makes me feel so tired and sluggish all day. So reading this is inspiring me to get healthy and break the sugar cycle which is why I am going on a 5 day liquid cleanse. I managed to do 3 days last week but then went on a bit of a sugar binge so this time I'm in for 5 days, breaking the sugar cycle! Since it's winter here I don't want to do just juices, so this will include smoothies and soups as well. I'll post up the results next week as well as the recipes, here's to a new week!
"I am not what happened to me,
I am what I choose to become"
Carl Gustave Jung
I'm Binny, a full time Bikram Yoga teacher and studio owner that lives in Perth, Australia.
I started this blog to share the things I love the best in the world: being healthy and happy, food (especially raw), yoga, traveling and most importantly, learning how to love and be true to myself.
I suffered from severe digestive problems when I was younger, being gluten and lactose intolerant, and developed compartment syndrome and fibromyalgia in my teens. I have lived with constant pain for over 16 years now.
Over the past 10 years, I've shifted to a mainly plant based diet and realised that being well and healthy is a way of life. I have been teaching Bikram yoga since 2011, in the US and Australia. Due to my health issues I've also had a lot of bodywork done as well as explored alternative therapies.
I've become much more aware of myself as a result of all this - physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally. Right now I love my life. In my career I love what I do and I do what I love. I have traveled to some amazing places around the world and made lifelong friends. In between working and traveling, I cook up a storm in the kitchen, especially raw desserts, spend time with the people I love the best, which now includes a yoga husband, a mini yogini Estell, and our dog! I try to listen to my body the best I can.
I truly believe that we all have the power and the capabilities to heal our own bodies, to nourish the spirit and seek our own happiness and life's purpose. This my journey...