Cherry Blossoms, Sushi and Getting Clean
Submitted by Ana Caban on April 15, 2012 - 11:10 pm
I just returned from Tokyo and what an amazing trip it was! The Japanese are so polite and attentive. (I’ve never before experienced customer service like I did in Japan.) And Japan is super organized and clean. (I’ll talk more about getting clean in a minute.) My 3 classes at the Peak Pilates Japan Convention were sold out and I had a great time working with the participants. I also spent a day teaching private Pilates sessions to instructors at the Pilates Alliance studio, in Tokyo. What fun it was to teach such polished and dedicated instructors.
On my second day in Tokyo my hosts took me on a tour of the famous cherry blossoms, for “hanami”, viewing flowers. Cherry blossoms are indigenous to Japan and only bloom once a year, for a period of 7-10 days. I was lucky enough to be in Japan exactly when the blossoms were in the height of blooming. I walked under a canopy of cherry blossoms, along with my friends Yuki Kato and Zoey Trap (and thousands of other people). It was breathtaking!
On my day off I took a bus tour of Tokyo. I went up Tokyo Tower, visited the Meiji Shrine, toured the East Garden of the Imperial Palace and then spent the afternoon shopping in the Ginza district. OMG! Japanese department stores are to die for! Each designer, or brand, has its own storefront. We’re talking a distinct storefront and unique design for each, and every, brand. It’s like walking into a whole new store, every 20 feet.
I enjoyed the best sushi of my life, as well as delicious Korean food. And my hotel, the Shinagawa Prince, was so interesting. It had a bowling alley, movie theaters and an aquarium, (all inside of the hotel)! Again, I’ve never seen anything like it, (and I’ve been a lot of places). Don’t even get me started on the toilets. They’re so cool and futuristic that I could go on, and on about them.
Overall, my quick trip to Japan was fantastic! I loved every moment and hope to return again soon. But in the meantime, it’s time to clean up my act. Feel free to join me, on the Clean program, if you’re finding that you:
- have more headaches than usual
- have allergies or hay fever
- get bloated after eating
- get heartburn
- have dark circles under your eyes
- tend to get colds or viruses each year
- get cravings for certain types of foods, especially sugary or starchy foods
- get pain or stiffness in joints or muscles
- have bowel movements less frequently than after every meal
- get congested or mucousy
The list goes on. If you’re ready to experience optimum health check out the Clean Program, and join me in detoxing and rebooting your system. In preparation for the Clean Program, today I started the “Elimination Diet” portion of the program. Click Here to learn more about the Clean Program and Click Here to purchase the New York Times Best Seller Clean by Dr. Alejandro Junger (Board certified in internal medicine and cardiology, as knowledgeable in Eastern medicine).
I’m excited to get “clean” and would love your support. I’ll post my progress on FaceBook. Domo arigato.
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