During your Ease-In, Lemonade Cleansing, and Ease-Out you might want to consider cleansing the outside of your body as well. Stretching and gentle exercises are recommended during this time, especially because you should not perform any rigorous or cardiovascular activity during your master cleanse. Skin exfoliation, saunas, reflexology, and massages are highly recommended. You will be bettering the outside and inside of your body at the same time.
Yoga and Tai Chi
Yoga is not only an exercise, but a way of life. For thousands of years, yogis have practiced ritualistic fasting to reconnect with their body and mind. The Lemonade Cleanse, as I have experienced, reconnects the dieter with their bodily needs as well. Therefore, the two go hand in hand. I suggest trying Bikram Yoga (or “hot yoga”) during your cleanse. This form of yoga involves sweating out toxins by stretching and holding poses in heated rooms. You will find that it feels wonderful to release impurities through your skin during this time of inner cleansing.
Tai Chi, an ancient Chinese martial art, also involves slow stretching, posing, and reflection. Communication between your thoughts, emotions, body, and mind is very important for us all. I believe that yoga and Tai Chi are perfectly suited for the Master Cleanse diet.
Remember to listen to your body if you choose to perform yoga or Tai Chi during your cleanse. If you feel weak or dizzy in any way, do not engage in these activities until your ease-out routine or Post-Cleanse Lifestyle.
Pampering and Exfoliation
During your 10 days of lemonade cleansing I highly recommend that you pamper yourself. Now is the time for that pedicure or special massage you’ve been wanting. Rewarding your progress with facial masks, massages, and spa treatments is an excellent way to take your mind off of the uncomfortable feelings and Side Effects. I always like to incorporate homemade skin exfoliation and treatments into my cleansing routine. I have included some of my favorite all-natural skin care recipes in My Book. Preparing these treatments myself allows me to control exactly what I am applying to my skin, which is important to me. My homemade recipes also very affordable. Think of exfoliating the skin and pampering the body as part of the overall cleansing process.