Basic Cleanse and Transformation Package:
Basic Guidelines for a 4 Week Detox/Cleanse
By Anjani Siegrist
WHAT IS A CLEANSE?
A cleanse is an opportunity to rest/heal your entire mind-body-spirit and allow you to reevaluate your goals in life, your choices in lifestyle, and release a lot of “stuff” from your physical body tissues as well as issues in your life.
WHAT ARE TOXINS?
They can be excessive mucus, abundant free-radicals, fungal and other infestations. In fact, anything that blocks tissues and suffocates cells, causing stagnation and disease is considered toxic. Free radical damage is a common factor in chronic disease; these are irritants which cause inflammation and block normal free-flowing function at every level. Whatever the toxicity, the effects can manifest themselves in many ways. Diabetes, diverticulitis, obesity, fatigue, immune weakness, sexual disorders, swollen joints, headaches and depression are all examples of this. Disease and disorders can develop when the digestive system is compromised. Toxins directly affect the colon and lungs, liver and gallbladder, kidneys and respiratory system. The whole body become sluggish and function at a minimal level in the presence of toxic material.
WHO SHOULD CLEANSE?
Almost everyone needs to cleanse, detox and rest their body from time to time – some more than others.
WHO SHOULD REFRAIN FROM CLEANSING?
Do Not Attempt If you are Pregnant, Breastfeeding, under 16 years, underweight, frail, diabetic or suffer any kind of glandular fever post viral syndrome type disorders, taking any prescribed medication, feeling low energy or are weak. A strong physical state is important to enable a productive and safe cleansing process.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CLEANSE?
Two to four times per year. Less if your diet is “clean”, but not more than four times (seasonally) per year.
Healing Crisis – What is it?
This is so called because it can feel like a physical and emotional crisis and it almost always accompanies a cleansing. This process should be supervised to ensure it is done correctly and to avoid any degeneration or illness.
It is in fact the body healing itself by expelling the excess toxins. It can look as though you are getting sick because things can get worse and in some cases, it may remind you of (or be exactly like) the worst times of any chronic illness or disease you have experienced. This stage should last at the most 3 – 4 days and never more than 7 days. If it goes longer than 7 days, get a medical evaluation.
Some common symptoms are headache, aching limbs, skin irritations, spots, rashes, etc. Whatever form it takes, this as a sign that toxins and stagnant materials that were slowly poisoning your body are leaving. The liver and colon are major areas to be cleaned and they can release years of toxicity that was keeping you at a plateau in your health/wellness. The bowel can easily seize up with the new regime unless careful advice and herbal help has been given. Gentle colon tonics are often needed to accompany the cleanse. Constipation at this stage is working directly against what you are trying to achieve. If healing crisis is unbearable, it can be slowed down by eating foods that are on the avoid list and reducing the amount of green juices you are using. Do not feel you have failed because of this but regard it simply an opportunity to cleanse more slowly and perhaps repeat a cleanse in a few weeks or months. Often the body is better off detoxifying in smaller, less strenuous amounts.
If I Feel Odd, Ill or Sick During the Cleanse What Should I Do?
Drink more water. Toxins may be backing up and this will help to move them on. Otherwise, slow down the amount of herbs you take. Likewise, be sure the bowels are emptying frequently enough so you don’t have toxins re-circulating in the body. Fresh ginger tea will help with nausea.
How do I make fresh ginger tea?
Use ¾ oz (20g) of dried or 1 ½ oz (40g) of chopped fresh ginger to 3 cups of cold water.
Put the ginger in a saucepan and simmer on a very low heat for 20-30 minutes.
Pour out a cup, then store the remainder in a cool place, or refrigerate if storing longer than a day.
Will I Lose Weight?
A lot of toxins are stored in fatty tissue, so for those who are overweight, some release of weight would be ideal. If you are at ideal weight or even a little less and just want a detox, you will find that the cleanse simply keeps you at an ideal body weight. If you do lose a few pounds you can easily gain them back once the cleanse has finished and you make food choices to help you accomplish your goal.
Things to Completely Avoid Throughout Your 4 Week Cleanse:
Sugar and anything with sugar added
white sugar*, brown sugar, raw sugar, fructose, sucrose, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, dextrose, maltose
replace with a little honey, maple syrup, agave nectar
* – aspartame, splenda
replace with stevia or xylitol
* (sodium chloride)
replace with small amount of iodized sea salt, kelp, other pure salts
* – hydrogenated, partially hydrogenated
Anything with ingredients on the label that you can’t pronounce
Red Meat (all meat for the 2-week cleanse, if you want better results)
Cow Milk and milk products (try the rice cheeses and non-dairy alternatives)
All Processed Foods
including: breakfast cereals … basically foods that are ready made and have been sitting in packages.
– chips, candy
– especially soda pop
Caffeine– coffee, tea, soda
like bread, muffins, pastry
Fried or Charred Foods
Drugs and Cigarettes
Remember the 4 pathways of elimination: Perspiration, defecation, respiration, urination. We will be utilizing these (to the extent you are interested in) during the cleanse.
- Exercise: The value of exercise cannot be overstated. From a cleanser’s point of view exercise stimulates the detoxification pathways of the body through circulation, respiration, perspiration, lymphatic drainage, and the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system. Yoga and walking are excellent choices of exercise while cleansing.
- Enemas: Many people feel that enemas are essential for a good cleanse. They help remove old waste from the colon. They also stimulate peristalsis. If you have never done an enema, rest assured it is not difficult. Buy a regular water enema bag and follow the instructions. Do not use a pre-mix enema solution.
- Colonics: A colonic is a professionally administered hydration and flushing of the colon and large intestine. It is more thorough than an enema. Many people feel that colonics help them get rid of waste that they were unable to expel otherwise.
- Pranayama Breathing Exercises: O2 in, CO2 out! Deep breathing gets rid of stale air in the lungs and refreshes the body and spirit with new energy.
- Sauna and Skin Brushing: The skin is the largest eliminative organ of the body. Both sauna and skin brushing help slough off old skin and open the pores as detox pathways.
- Meditation: Many cleansers find that the process of cleansing refines the senses and settles energy. Cleansing time can be a good time to initiate or re-establish a meditative practice in one’s life.
- Life Review: This is a perfect time to review what is nourishing you and what might be robbing your energy.
- Sleep: Sleep is rejuvenation time for your body/mind/spirit. You may find that you need more sleep than usual as you cleanse as many things are going to be releasing on all levels. If you can give yourself this gift, it will aid your cleanse and renew vitality.
Basic Phases of a 4-week cleanse. Actual plan will vary.
Avoid all substances listed in the “Toxins” list for a week. Take two weeks for this is you need to wean yourself off harder chemicals like coffee, alcohol, white sugar and other substances.
If you are not already on a Whole Foods Diet (not eating packaged/processed food) do this for a full week. During this week, you will also work on your Creating Your Own Mythology Workbook as well as have your astrology reading. We will meet by phone or skype at the end of week 1 to discuss your goals, any questions you may have, and come up with a basic idea of where you want to go with this.
Juice for at least 1 meal a day. Preferably morning or noon time. Juicing will not be for everyone and depends upon your constitution and goals. Have a snack that is suitable for your goals around 2 or 3 and your dinner around 6 or 7. The dinner should consist of Whole Foods in right proportions for your goals and your personal constitution. Be done with eating at least 3 hours before sleep.
Do this for a week. Remember to log your activity and consumption in the shared google drive.
Continue phase II and juice for 2 meals. If you are training or have a strenuous life, make raw nut milk. Add equal parts raw nut milk to your juice. Drink this for the meal that is fueling your activity. End this week with 3 days of a juice feast. Juice feasting is making as much juice as you want and only consuming juice. Apples and ginger juice is very cleansing to the digestive organs. Not everyone will do juice feasting. During this phase, you may do a mono-diet of kitcheree or something else that is challenging you and your eating habits. Remember to log in the shared google drive.
To make raw nut milk:
Choose what type of nut you will use. Almonds, cashews, Brazil nuts (my favorite) or another nut of your choice. I have used these three and know they all work well. Almonds need to be soaked for about 12 hours, need more straining and generate a lot of pulp which I always feel the need to find something to do with. High maintenance for me. Brazil nuts generate no pulp, no soaking, and the milk is the most delicious!
Take 1 handful of nuts
Place in a blender
2 cups of water in the blender
Add a date or 2 or 3 if you like it real sweet (take the seed out)
Add a tsp of Vanilla extract or another flavor (this is optional)
Add a tiny pinch of sea salt
Blend away until the milk is milky
Add more water to get the milk to a texture that you love
Stain with a cheesecloth if you need to
This week start adding in the highest most nutrient dense foods that are specific to your goals. Using the Ayurveda constitutional theory is the best way (my opinion) to get as close to your natural dietary needs. You decide whether juicing is still part of your day. We will set up a routine that is sustainable for you.
Daily routine for cleanse:
First thing in the morning:
~Oil Pulling- http://www.naturalnews.com/025578_oil_pulling_health.html
~Dry Brushing- http://www.naturalnews.com/027785_skin_brushing_detox.html
~Shower with chemical free soap- http://www.naturalnews.com/026110_soap_natural_clay.html
~First thing that goes into your belly is 8-10 oz warm water with ¼-1/2 lemon squeezed into it.- http://www.naturalnews.com/033383_lemon_juice_digestion.html
How to make Ginger, Lemon, Honey drink: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDTIkfmnRGI
~Do at least 20 minutes of the Kundalini Yoga DVD or Breathing Exercises. http://www.naturalnews.com/023599_yoga_exercise_treatment.html
Here’s a great video, action starts around 5 minutes in: https://youtu.be/x9tRMpOSC_o
My youtube video playlist for Kundalini Yoga: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLh0N6LoId73FTzo9icpPdzpRkrOivVK8z
~Make a green drink juice.
~Wait at least 30 minutes for the phytochemicals and living goodness of the juice to do its work in your system before adding anything else to your belly.
During the day:
~Have as much green juice as you want throughout your day. You can add 1 piece of fruit or 2 hands full of grapes to cut the possible bitter taste from your juice.
~Eat foods from the lists that are in accordance to what you are working on.
In the evening:
~Have green juice! If you have problems sleeping, have the juice 2-3 hours before bed. The juice is alive (and may cause you to have to get up to urinate) and may excite your system.
~Have the colon cleanse formula
~Create a night routine that is soothing and calming as a close to your day.
Do-it-Yourself Supplement-Based Colon Cleanse-
Do this for at least 2 weeks
You can use the following simple home remedy for colon cleansing, called the Ivy Briggs Colon Cleansing Formula.
- 1/2 cup organic, unfiltered (preferably raw or unpasteurized) apple juice – if you cannot find raw apple juice, then pasteurized is acceptable if you add a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons chlorophyll
- 2 tablespoons aloe vera juice – make sure you get juice, not drink. Aloe vera drink is mainly water.
- 1 heaping Tablespoon psyllium husk powder (preferably unflavored)
Each evening, drink the colon cleansing formula – drink immediately after mixing, as the psyllium will tend to harden up. Also, you will likely have psyllium residue on the glass after drinking it. Refill the glass with water to wash down the residue and drink it. Drink the Ivy Briggs Colon Cleansing Formula every day for about 30-60 days.
Now that you have weaned yourself off caffeine, sugar, nicotine and chemicals, you’ll want to control them rather than they are controlling you. Once these “habits” are broken they can be added by CHOICE, when and if you want to.
Each cleanser will have their own unique combination of recommendations that will be given with consideration to their unique goals and constitution.
Follow the basic guidelines as closely as possible while honoring always what feels best for you. You will always know what is best and this set of guidelines are just a tool to get started. Many of the techniques are things that I use regularly in daily life and have found to be highly beneficial.
For more recommendations on deeper/more aggressive cleansing, more guidance on yoga techniques or specific things you are working with, set up a private session with me.
I have set up the Transformation program to assist you in being a more radiant version of yourself through specific yoga techniques, meditations, and a lot of practical adjustments for your lifestyle and nutrition choices.
This program is setup to help you unlock your own inner genius and achieve results you could never even imagine possible.
- Start to document your daily activity and consumptions.
- Fill out an intake form.
- Ayurveda assessments.
- Start a live google (or another program) document where we can interact frequently.
- Send me your birthdate, time and city you were born in.
You will get 3 professional astrology readings on video. These readings will give you clues about gifts/talents that may have not been accessed and habits/addictions that could be worked with. We will have 1 live meeting via phone or skype at the end of the first week. Here, we will do a live consultation to discuss your assessments, goals, dreams, and vision for your ideal outcome.
Each week has a theme you will be focusing on and a morning cleansing routine will be constant throughout the program.
This program is very interactive and requires you to put your wellness as a #1 priority for at least 1 month of your life.
The dietary changes you make will be specific to you and your goals but you may be doing a juice cleanse so having a juicer is helpful.
Your results will vary to the extent that you engage with your journey. This program is meant to inspire radical transformation in your life. If you wish to continue life as you know it, I recommend avoiding this or any of the intensive trainings I offer..
It may be uncomfortable at times both physically and mentally. This program will challenge your beliefs, habits, and ask you to change what you have into what you want. It is designed to get you to dig deep into your core beliefs, change thought patterns, change eating and lifestyle habits, and give you skills to consciously create the life you want. There are no magic pills or potions that will do the work for you. Although, I will share ancient secrets for radiant health and beauty with the use of plants and potions as tools.
Before officially starting this program, take some time to fill out the following forms and write down your answers and goals in a new journal. The new journal will be significant in this process for more reasons than I can say. You will discover things about yourself that have never been documented and no amount of self-help workshops, lectures, or books will ever compare to what you discover about yourself. You don’t need much in the way of materials for this program, but a nice writing utensil and a special journal are crucial.
www.doshaguru.com This quiz is to find out your constitutional make-up per Ayurveda. The Ayurveda model is one of my favorite for the nutrition and lifestyle adaptations. Get the pdf file that they offer at the end of your quiz and write your results here or in your journal:
From what you know about yourself and what you know about the elements of earth, water, fire, and air, what is the correspondence from learning about your dosha constitution?
Fill out this intake form to help you get a solid idea of where you are with your health and where you want to be.
Write a list about all the things that are right with you. This list can be as short or as long as you want. You can start by writing what you think others would say about you, but don’t limit yourself to this.
Complete the exercises in the Creating Your Own Mythology Workbook. Answer the questions as honestly as possible. No one else ever has to see this. You can even burn it at the end if you’d like. If you want to share this with me or anyone else, that is also welcomed. Some people feel a sense of release by sharing and there is a huge feeling of being seen, understood, and accepted. For other people, it is empowering to have this kept secret while getting it out on paper. It is totally up to you to decide.
If you are signed up in the Transformation Package, be sure to send me:
- The pdf from your doshaguru.com results
- Your intake form with birthtime, date and city in which you were born so I can get your first astrology video to you and begin to form an outline for our work together.
- Any questions specific to the CYOM Workbook.
At the new moon, the sun and moon are at the same spot in the sky and it is the best time for new beginnings. The farmer’s almanac has been used for centuries to assist farmers in growing crops per the sun/moon angles and seasons. I am confident that using the sacred timings helps grow what you are growing within.
Technique for changing a belief:
Suspension of disbelief is a tactic used by authors, screenwriters, painters, musicians, magicians and other artists. This is used to allow the audience to feel the art. The feeling invoked makes you believe (even momentarily) whatever it is the mind is focused on. Practice letting go. Surrender. You may feel resistance to what you are implementing into your life. Working with this or other techniques helps make change easier.
Your Magic Success Equation
Think of your desire. Write out your desire and a few keywords that will help you to embody the energy of what you desire to create, transform, or call into being.
Release: Let go, surrender. Let your guard down. Holding tension blocks the flow of energy in and around you.
Connect: Unite. Connecting to the Universe, Deity, One, or whatever you consider to be the source of all life.
Conceive: Visualize your desire in its fruition.
Accept: Welcome success and any correspondence that your success carries with it.
Know: I know. Bring that feeling of certainty to your body and mind that your desire is alive and one with you.
Believe: Invoke the feeling of belief. We believe many things that are detrimental to our success. By creating beliefs that we are consciously choosing, our outdated beliefs begin to fall away. This is magic that you create.
This technique becomes more powerful with practice. Also, if you can do something with your body while doing the visualization (drumming, singing, dancing, drawing,) you will imprint the technique onto your body/mind. Do this visualization as often as you can remember to do it in a day. By the end of the week, you will have mastered this process and will not have to think much to get into the state of activating your magic
Anjani Siegrist, LMT, E/RYT-500, YACEP: Anjani has been practicing the healing arts professionally for over 17 years yet self-healing and wellness have been a lifelong journey for Anjani. After honorable discharge from the US Navy, Anjani completed her bachelor’s degree, 1000 hours of bodywork training and moved to East Asia for 2 years where she studied with masters in Reiki, Ayurveda, Yoga, and Thai Massage. Her work is a powerful synthesis of Ayurveda, Astrology, Shamanic Journeying, Yoga Philosophy, Psychosomatic Bodywork and practical alchemy. Her intention in doing this work is to assist you in unlocking your hidden potential and ignite personal magnetism so you can create from the deep well of your own magic. When you individually awaken to your true potentially, the world around you can’t help but do the same.
“If God wished to hide, God would choose man to hide in. That is the last place man would look for God. The trouble with the masses is that they are trying to become something that is already right within. We are seeking and searching everywhere outside ourselves for God, attending countless lectures, meetings, groups, reading innumerable books, looking to teachers and leaders when all the time, God is right within. If mankind will let go of trying and accept that they are, they will soon be perfectly aware of the reality.” The Life and Teachings of the Masters of the Far East.