File:Kombucha.jpg Many of my favorite blogistas have a "Things I love" day. While I don't (yet), I'll give today to one of my great loves: Kombucha. Or, simply, The Booch.

At this point, with Whole Foods marketing strategies firmly in place, I'm sure many have heard of Kombucha. According to info on the side of many a Booch Bottle, it basically cures everything. Personally, though, I think it is a delicious beverage, and if it's good for me, well... plus.

Chris, my better-at-cooking half, recently made a Booch Batch. It was his first go at it. And... huge success. So very very yummy. It, however, is a bit sweeter than we're both used to. We're thinking we should just let it sit with the Boocha Mama for another day, but if anyone has any experience and finds differently, your knowledge and wisdom is appreciated!

What sorts of typically store-bought stuff do you like to make at home? Shake the cream up to make butter? Culture some yogurt? Home brews? Links to good recipes (like EcoYogini's recent post on yogurt) are great, too!


One thing, of the gazillions, that Kombucha is good for is a cleanse. Here, then, is a detox sequence. Afterwards, go chug a gallon or liter or pint of the Booch. You'll feel lovely, promise!

  1. Sukhasana (Easy Pose)
  2. Nadi Shodna Pranayama (Alternate Nostril Breath), 5-10 minutes
  3. Face stretches. Make lots of funny faces and deep Simhasana (Lion's Breath)
  4. Matsyendrasana (Seated Twist). Be really gentle here!
  5. Repeat other direction
  6. Taking one arm to floor by seat, other arm up and over for side stretch. Repeat other side
  7. Tadasana (Mountain Pose)
  8. Pavana Muktasana (Standing Wind Relieving Pose)
  9. Vrksasana (Tree Pose)
  10. Ardha Baddha Padmottanasana (Half Bound Lotus)
  11. Vinyasa to repeat steps 7-10 on the other side
  12. Virabhadrasana I (Warrior I)
  13. Yajnasana (Cross Pose)
  14.  Virabhadrasana I
  15. Virabhadrasana III (Warrior III)
  16. Tadasana (Mountain Pose)
  17. Repeat steps 12-16 other side
  18. Virabhadrasana II (Warrior II)
  19. Parivrtta Virabhadrasana (Revolved Warrior)
  20. Parsvakonasana (Extended Side Angle)
  21. Virabhadrasana II 
  22. Vinyasa to repeat steps 18-21
  23. Garbasana (Child's Pose). Hold for 2-3 minutes, propping head up on pillow if it feels the need to be higher than heart level
  24. Walk hands to one side and then other for gentle side stretch
  25. Supta Pavana Muktasana (Reclined Wind Relieving Pose). Repeat other side
  26. Supta Balasana (Reclined Child's Pose, bringing both knees into chest)
  27. Supta Matsyendrasana (Reclined Twists). Repeat other side
  28. Savasana

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