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naiad
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posted March 18, 2007 12:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for naiad     Edit/Delete Message
One Week Salt Water Cleanse

Saltwater cleansing practice purifies the digestive system and draws impurities out of organs inside the body. Salt-water cleanses may be used to treat common colds, high blood pressure (it's important to have salt from a natural source that has not been processed), digestive ailments, fever and degenerative related ailments.

We recommend this inner body cleanse with natural salt prior to spiritual consultations, meditation groups and retreats.

Before starting a new healing program, taking a new herb/vitamin, fasting or changing diet, you need to rid your body of built-up toxins and schlock. Getting rid of the old stuff, will make way for the new program to take effect. How else will you know that a healing program is working if you are just putting new things on top of the old?

NOTE: persons with very advanced forms of ulcer, appendicitis, intestinal tuberculosis, or cancer are recommended not to practice this technique.

Prior to Cleanse
If you have problems with constipation, please clean your bowls with a safe herbal laxative (i.e. senna or garcinia) for one or two days before this cleanse.

During the Cleanse
Avoid alcohol, spicy foods, fried foods and anything rich or heavy during this week of cleansing. You will take your digestive tract back to its childhood state. Feel what would be best to feed a small child and you will know what to eat.


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Salt-Water Flush Recipe
2 Quarts (2 Liters) Water - boil to tea drinking temperature
1 Level Tablespoon Natural Salt - from sea or ground
Juice from a Lime/Lemon - if required to offset the taste
16oz (1/2 Liter) Serving Cup
Alarm Clock - set to sunrise for 7 days
Toilet Paper


Salt from a natural source is better for cleaning the body than iodized salt. Sea salt is fine, evaporated salt is fine, and ground-based salt is fine.


Natural Sea Salt: Another possible source (natural)
for cleaning during a salt-water flush.

YES!!! You will drink 2 Quarts (2 Liters) in one sitting.


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Your Daily Program for Saltwater Cleaning
The organs of the body have open channels in the early morning hours between 5AM and 7AM. This is the best time to drink salt water and a common time in most spiritual practices to perform a morning ritual.

Face the four directions: North, South, East and West.

East for Water
West for Earth
South for Fire, and
North for Air
Ask for blessings, purity, strength and anything you might need. Drink the hot salt water facing the four directions until finished.

When you drink in each direction, feel how the associated element effects your life. Example: Water - "Thank you water. Biological life comes from water, thank you. Humans come from water, thank you. I came from the water of my mother's womb, thank you. I relax in the surf at the beach, thank you. I drink this yummy salt water to heal my body, thank you..."

If you find yourself with a full stomach, even after the first glass, the following exercises will help. The idea is to get the water out of your stomach and into your intestines.

Exercise 1 - Rub your stomach with the palm of right your hand clockwise 21 times and counter clockwise 13 times.
Exercise 2 - Raise your arms over your head (still standing) and sway them left to right.
Exercise 3 - Spread your feet shoulder width apart and spin your body at the waist from left to right. Let your arms swing with your body. Feel the stretch in your lower back and abdomen.
Exercise 4 - With knees and feet together, bend your knees and squat. Reach with your left hand and touch the tip of your index finger to the outside of your right foot. Now try to do both together with your head facing somewhat forward. You should find your left elbow touch the outside of your right knee when you're in the full squat position. This exercise is of course a little (sic) difficult. If too difficult try something else.
Exercise 5 - Doing the Hatha Yoga Cobra Position is also good as are other exercises that get the intestines stimulated.

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Results from the Saltwater Flush
What to Benefits to Expect from your Intestinal Cleanse
As with any cleansing program, reactions vary from people to people. You may take more than one hour to drink this much saltwater. After a little practice, most people can drink the water in 30 to 45 minutes. Some people throw up the first glass; keep trying and you'll be glad you did.

You should expect to make trips to the toilet throughout the morning. Some people finish cleaning their bowels in a couple of hours. It may take a little longer during the first few days.

One thing that is very common, is to have LOTS of additional energy and a great appetite. This too may take a couple of days.

Plan to take it easy on the first few days, especially if you have never done any kind of cleansing before (headaches commonly occur during detoxification.) Very soon you will be amazed at the effects on your energy, mood and emotions. Physical cleaning is often connected to a deeper more psychological and spiritual cleaning.

You will be taking your digestive track back to its childhood state and this can be serious work. Eat light (no fried, heavy, spicy food) during the cleanse and do not drink alcohol. Consider what you your feed a 5 to 6 year old child (not McDonald's). When you stop cleansing, watch what you eat and bring your body back to your normal diet slowly.

After the first 7 days, you may choose to continue. During the second week, drink every second day, the third week, drink every third day, the forth week, drink every fourth... until you drink salt water one time in one week for the rest of your life. Or... whenever you feel you need a cleansing.

People over 25 years of age can drink salt water once per week as a laxative and to keep the immune system up to par.


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For more information about the Yogic Practice of Shank Prakshalana (Internal Purification) see this short presentation on the net.

Here is a short exert of the information below:

Salt Water Flush Benefits:

The effects won't appear immediately, but after 2-3 days, manifesting as freshness of the breath, better sleep, disappearance of rushes and pimples, a general state of lightness in the body, improved digestion.
The sweat becomes odorless.
The skin and especially the complexion bright, the glance becomes radiant and magnetic.
Increases the strength of the immune system.
Regulates the metabolism, bringing balance in the body - therefore people who are overweight might harmoniously lose some weight and people who are too skinny might gain a few kilograms.
Salt Water Cleaning Provides relief for these ailments:

Chronic headaches
Diseases of the eye, nose, teeth, heart, abdomen, and rectum
Appendicitis
Damaged intestines
Inflammation of the digestive tract
Intestinal worms
Menstrual irregularities
Diseases connected to the organs of reproduction
All the 25 kinds of urethral infection and affections known in the Ayurvedic medicine.

http://www.lifeevents.org/salt-water-cleanse.htm

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trillian
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posted March 18, 2007 05:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for trillian     Edit/Delete Message
Have you tried this, naiad?

I'm always interested and intrigued by cleanses, so I'll give it a go this week. Tuesday might be the right day to start.

I'll let you know how it goes.

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naiad
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posted March 19, 2007 01:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for naiad     Edit/Delete Message
my dear Trillian ~

upon reading of this cleanse my first thought was to begin immediately!

but alas, i still have a nursing babe, and i know it's better to wait 'til he's weaned before unleashing a lot of toxins in my bloodstream.

i did think it would be an excellent piece to share though.

i'm so very pleased that you are interested ....and would love very much to know how it works for you.

sea salt is one of my favorite substances of all time. i read somewhere that the word 'salary' derives from the latin word for salt -- sal i think -- because roman soldiers were paid their wages in sea salt; it was that valuable.

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posted March 19, 2007 11:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for naiad     Edit/Delete Message
salt purification for your home

it is best to obtain natural salt -- either sea salt or rock salt which has not been iodized...the use of sea salt will call forth the powers of the sea, which are especially conducive to cleansing and emotional healing. rock salt, on the other hand, is associated with the powers of the earth, and is very useful for achieving a sense of balance and groundedness. however, these differences are subtle, so that use of either will have a similar effect over all.

put the salt in a bowl and hold it while you ask for the blessing of the spirit of the earth to fill your salt. enter the room that you are going to clear and go into the easternmost corner. toss a pinch of salt into that corner and say:

sacred salt, salt of earth and sea,
clear this room that we may be free.

or you can say whatever prayer best suits the private needs of your own soul. let your heart lead you in your choice of prayers.

after you have completed tossing salt in the four corners of the room, move to the center of the room and begin moving outward in a clockwise spiral. any place where the the energy feels sticky or heavy or cold or blocked, sprinkle a little extra salt. use your intuition to determine where these areas are. just open your heart and your emotions to whatever information seems to be coming from the room. when you have finished say:

mother earth beneath us all
hear us now, answer our call
enter this home, this sacred place
heal all who live within this space.

most of the salt you use can be vacuumed up after your ceremony. however, leave a bit of salt in the corners.

from the book Sacred Space
by Denise Linn

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posted March 20, 2007 04:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for trillian     Edit/Delete Message
Ugh. That's some nasty sh!t.

But I'll continue. I use the grey, Celtic sea salt. Good stuff. Just not in a big glass of hot water and lemon juice.

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posted March 20, 2007 04:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for naiad     Edit/Delete Message

to your health!

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Peri
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posted March 21, 2007 04:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Peri     Edit/Delete Message
I've done this many times

http://wanderer.box.sk/newsread.php?newsid=171

An excellent cleansing technique for the entire organism can be done always on the cusp of the four seasons. It is called SHANK PRAKSHALANA.

We prepare some slightly salty water at approximately 37 degrees. The salt protects us from a quick absorption of water into the organism. The best time is in the morning before the first emptying of the large intestine. Cleaning the organism takes an hour. After gaining practice, it can be shortened to half an hour.

Drink three to five 1/5 liter cups of moderately salted water. We stand with our legs slightly spread and raise our hands above our heads. We bend four times to the left and right in succession so that the water gets into the small intestine from its entrance. We stick our hands forward and twist four times to both sides. During this exercise, the water advances to the small intestine. In the third exercise we place the palms of our hands on the ground ? floor, the body is extended and the tips of the toes are also touching the floor. Across our shoulders, we look four times in succession at the opposite heel. Now the water moves from the small intestine to the large intestine. In the fourth exercise we squat and four times, one by one, we press the thigh and knee to the left and right halves of the stomach. With this movement we push the water from the large intestine all the way to the anus.

We drink another glass of water and repeat the exercises. After a few cups and exercises, we have to go for the first emptying of the large intestine. If continuing to drink water, we must actually stop the exercising to go and discharge. The stool is thinner and cleaner. After perhaps 15 cups of water, it has gone through the entire digestive tract and comes out clean. That is when we stop drinking and exercising, and let the rest of the water out. We become aware that our intestines are as clean as a new-born baby. Therefore we must adjust our diet and only gradually arrive back at our regular food. After some hours have passed, we can have boiled rice without grease or additives. At lunch and supper it is recommended to eat stewed rice and drink unsweetened tea. The following days we are careful when choosing meals and we avoid any food which would irritate. For example: spices, black coffee, alcohol, animal fats, etc.

After drinking the first few cups, for some people the water passes through the entire digestive tract by itself, and quite fast. In this case, it is not necessary to go through the exercise shown above. This technique exceptionally heightens vitality and resistance. It also has a youthful effect and is good for the skin.

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posted March 23, 2007 12:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alchemiest     Edit/Delete Message
This sounds very interesting.
It's about time I went on a cleanse. I've been feeling very icky recently... just blah. Body seems to be letting me know that it's time to detox. I think I'm going to give this a shot. I've been drinking lemon water when I wake up in the morning for the past couple of days. No salt though. Might as well go the whole nine yards now

How goes your experience with it so far, Trillian?

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posted March 23, 2007 12:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for naiad     Edit/Delete Message
nice Peri....

i sometimes munch on sea salt crystals. it always feels cleansing. salt is so lovely.

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posted March 23, 2007 10:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for trillian     Edit/Delete Message
alchemiest How are you?

Well, I've done other cleanses before, from the Dr. Schulze 30 day thing, to oil pulling, to the lemon drink detox/fast, sometimes known under the misnomer of "The Lemonade Diet." It's wonderful, by the way, very cleansing. And it too includes a salt water flush in the morning, but without the addition of extra lemon juice. I have to say that the lemon or lime makes the salt water much more palatable.

It's going...well. I'm not sure how cleansing it is, but I'll let you know how I feel at the end of seven days. I've not given up spicy foods, and can't see any reason to. Spicy foods are so good for us, and I begin every day with a smoothie that's packed with nutrients, including a dose of very hot cayenne to keep the blood pure.

My energies have fluctuated, so we'll see.

Familiar with oil pulling? It's very interesting. I've done it for a week or so at a time. I really should give it another go. Oil pulling is also a bit of a misnomer--actually you are swishing oil in your mouth for a period of time, which releases toxins. When I was doing it, my skin was brighter and clearer than ever.

Here's a link: http://www.oilpulling.com/

I prefer the sunflower oil.

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posted March 23, 2007 03:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for maklhouf     Edit/Delete Message
This looks exciting.

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posted March 23, 2007 03:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for alchemiest     Edit/Delete Message
Hi Trillian!

I've been keeping well How about you?

The oil pulling link is very interesting. I actually did not know about oil pulling, but now I am very keen on trying it.
I've started a fruit cleanse right now- nothing but fruits (and raw veggies) for two weeks. I think I am going to start the salt water cleanse tomorrow in conjunction with this. It's serious intervention time. My skin's been acting up and my energy level has taken a huge dip. A very clear indication that all is not well in the body.

Other than that though, life's a blast right about now =)

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posted March 23, 2007 03:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for alchemiest     Edit/Delete Message
Just reread your earlier post. I might actually start with the oil pulling tomorrow. I coudl do with a little skin brightening and clearing. I quite literally feel like a pizza!
Good times, good times.

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posted March 24, 2007 03:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for naiad     Edit/Delete Message
exciting it is.

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