All about fruitarianism with a long-term fruitarian, Lena

On most mornings I do all or some of the exercises and postures on this list, all slightly modified for my needs over the years, some named for convenience - I used to memorize the best sequence this way. I used to start with Surya Namaskara, but lately I've been leaving it out. 

  • Nishi - a few elements of the Japanese system I learned when I was a kid.  
    • "turtle" stretch
    • "fish" swim
    • up shake) 
  • Yoga Asanas
    • Padasana (legs up)
    • Halasana (legs back)
    • Sarvangasana (tree - all body, supported shoulderstand)
    • Dhanurasana (roll up)
    • Ustrasana (camel)
    • Vajrasana (lion)
    • Virasana (knee)
    • Konasana (step inside)
    • Padmasana (lotus)
    • Mathsyasana (lotus-fish)
    • Bhujangasana (cobra)
    • Hanumanasana (split)
    • Uddiyana Bandha (abs)
    • Savasana
  • Dhyana (meditation, usually on a point) - it is a great state of mind, nonverbal self-reflection and , helps me to maintain a deeper concentration on my activities during the day.


Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.

Estimated Average Requirement EAR

Estimated Average Requirement (EAR) is the average daily nutrient intake level that is estimated to meet the requirements of half  - 50% - of the healthy individuals in a particular life stage and gender group. 

Because the needs of the other half of the population will not be met by this amount, the EAR is increased by about 20% to arrive at the RDA.

Before setting the EAR, a specific criterion of adequacy is selected, based on a careful review of the literature. When selecting the criterion, reduction of disease risk is considered along with many other health parameters. Apple