Combining yoga and detox on a retreat can give us just the fresh mind set we are looking for.
More often than not these days our bodies are temples of toxins.
Processed foods, carbonated drinks, stress, western medicine drugs..the list goes on.
And dependent on our lifestyle ... coffee, alcohol and maybe even smoking.
All these can compound and cause other problems.
Lack of sleep, poor sleep, digestion problems, fatigue, getting sick easily.
Very few of us live balanced lives in body and mind. That's not an easy task in this day and age.
So even without issues like the above we all benefit from the opportunity of a detox to hit that reset button once in a while.
Detoxification involves resting and cleansing the body. The body eliminates toxins naturally given the opportunity.
This cleansing takes place by removing impurities from the blood in the liver.
The body also eliminates toxins through the kidneys, intestines, lungs, lymphatic system and skin.
When our system is out of balance or over the natural course of time toxins build up in the body.
A detox cleanse retreat rids our bodies of these toxins.
A detox program is a time of a reduction and change in our food consumption, or stopping consuming solid food (fasting) altogether for a few days.
There are different approaches open to you for a Detox Holiday.
The way to describe them would be that some are lighter and easier on the system.
Others can be more demanding in the detox program and what is required.
Here's the breakdown
1. Eating well and small ... vegan and raw food cleanse retreats, with vegetable and fruit.
2. Juice fast cleansing where the only consumption is fresh vegetable & fruit juices and water(plus the odd coconut)
3. Water detox cleansing where the only consumption is water, the odd wheatgrass shot and a vegetable juice or two a day.
All approaches rest the organs through fasting and stimulate the liver to eliminate toxins.
Many detox cleanse retreats include colonic hydrotherapy treatments.
These can be DIY in the form of a colema or a nurse administered colon hydrotherapy.
Both can be a little intimidating at first but have enormous benefits to the body and the detoxification process.
The opportunity to clean your colon and start with a fresh system inside is incredible.
No is the short answer. A detox usually includes plant-based nutrient pills and fibre drinks at regular intervals throughout each day.
These keep you full up, as does drinking as much water as your body needs.
If you juice cleanse then you consume maybe two or three vegetable or fruit juices a day plus a coconut.
This is enough to keep you going once your body is fasting.
Yes. We only represent trusted centers who provide support & consultation to their guests.
You are never alone on a detox. And all the people on the detox retreat at the same time tend to create friendly groups.
Of course weight loss comes with not eating much or anything at all.
A rule of thumb is that you will lose half a kilo a day.
But be careful afterwards, a careful reintroduction of food groups allows the body to keep the weight loss.
In the case of juice cleansing you need to alter the number and type of juices you have to match your weight goals.
Fruit juices have a lot of sugar in them compared to vegetable juices, as do coconuts compared to water.
The retreat center will advise you on further details.
One of the biggest mistakes is to book a week detox program and the day before and after be in your normal routine at home.
It is just as important what you consume in the days before and after a detox. It may even be more important.
A great tip is to book a two week stay for a one week detox.
Spend a few days before on a pre-cleanse, preparing the body for detox by eating raw food and not consuming
coffee, carbonated drinks and the like.
Imagine that our bodies from everyday life are like a tight ball. That goes for our emotions too.
Pre-cleansing relaxes the organs and prepares them for detoxification. There is an enormous benefit here to the process.
Afterwards you need to take care to reintroduce food groups slowly and carefully for your body's good health.
That's why some days spent afterwards taking care of yourself makes sense.
The detox center will have detailed information for you about how to reintroduce foods.
We don't all have the time but a perfect approach would be
- one week pre-cleanse
- one week detox
- one week post-cleanse
Your mind and body will thank you.