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.


One cannot step twice in the same river.

All Essential Amino Acids

An essential amino acid, or indispensable amino acid, is an amino acid that cannot be synthesized by the organism, and must be supplied in diet. 

The 9 amino acids humans cannot synthesize (F V T W M L I K H):

  • phenylalanine
  • valine
  • threonine
  • tryptophan
  • methionine
  • leucine
  • isoleucine
  • lysine
  • histidine

Animal and plant proteins are made up of about 20 common amino acids.

Synthesis of 6 other amino acids - conditionally essential - can be limited under special conditions (R C G Q P Y)arginine, cysteine, glycine, glutamine, proline, and tyrosine.

Dispensable amino acids can be synthesized in the human body, 5 (A D N E S): alanine, aspartic acid, asparagine, glutamic acid and serine .

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