One week yoga detox retreat (450 $ USD)
Detox & Purify Your Body, Mind, and Spirit.
Nepal Yoga Home is offering different yoga and meditation retreat courses. Beside these we are also offering the authentic yoga detox retreat, in a peaceful and relaxing place of Kathmandu. This course is suitable for all those who want to improve the health as well as to cure physical and mental problems. This yoga detox retreat is welcoming for all level of practitioner (also for absolute beginners). Yoga detox is a process of stimulating, cleansing, and nourishing the body with natural and yogic processes. Our step-by-step guided yogic detoxification retreat course helps to remove the physical and emotional impurities that prevent you from achieving your optimal health and peace.
Yoga is a powerful system that can be applied in many different ways to produce various health-enhancing effects. The yoga detox retreat is not only for diseases, but also for peace and harmony of mind. Diseases represent reverse state of peace and harmony. Yoga detox course helps to establish peace within, which helps to regain a healthy body and peace of mind.
Our goal of Yoga detox programs is to provide a sacred space for your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual renewal and detoxification. The yogic detox, yoga, meditation and pranayama (breathing exercises) helps to nourish, rejuvenate and provides a healthy, relaxing and peaceful holiday experience.
When our physical and mental body’s are cleansed we can start to feel our spiritual body, which is a good starting of your spiritual journey. This yoga detox retreat course offer you different techniques of yogic detoxification, a healthy lifestyle, dietary awareness, proper exercise, pranayama, soul meditation and many more. Give yourself a boost to greater health and gain the tools and inspiration to continue with a more balanced lifestyle back at home.
Here are a few common symptoms of toxic overloads. Do you have any of these symptoms?
- Feeling tired, sluggish, lethargic
- Trouble concentrating and staying focused
- Joint pain
- Catch colds easy
- Recurrent respiratory problems
- Sudden mood changes
- Trouble sleeping
- Bad breath
- Unpleasant body odor
- Frequent gas, bloating or indigestion
- Allergies and/or food sensitivities
- Skin problems like acne, psoriasis, eczema
- Constipation and other gastrointestinal irregularities
- Back pain,
- Behavior confusion,
- Physical numbness
- Frequent illness etc.
The yogic detox has shown to better results of many diseases. The detox is effective for treating poor digestion, constipation, gastric, allergies, skin problem, migraines, headache, sluggish liver, obesity, sinusitis, asthma and other stress related conditions etc.
Why your body needs detoxification?
You may wonder: Why yogic detoxification? Toxicity in the body can come from lifestyles, environmental pollution and habits like poor sleep, negative self talk, too much stress, alcohol, drugs, smoking, chemicals in food, fast food, junk food, the air we breathe, the water we drink etc. In the modern world, we accumulate toxins from everywhere. There is no doubt we live in a toxic world, so a growing awareness of the issues and a desire to embrace a healthier lifestyle are certainly beneficial.
Detoxification helps to balance out imbalances – weight, metabolism, thyroid function, immune system, hormones, stress etc. Our digestive, nervous, and hormone systems were designed to work together to achieve optimum health. When we overload them with toxins the kidney, heart, liver, lungs and other glandular systems becomes unhealthy. When they don’t work efficiently with the natural function we become sick.
When we detox we reduce the input of substances or actions that produce toxins, and give the body time to release the body of these toxins. A yogic detox creates a healthy environment within the body so that the body can heal itself. The intestines, kidneys, lungs and liver are organs involved in the detoxification of chemicals and toxins in the body. Yogic detoxification not only keeps these organs healthy, but can also cleanse them of impurities.
The health issues may be small, not so bad, like constipation, anxiety, insomnia, acne, headaches, joint pain, and digestive discomfort etc. Nothing that is going to kill you, but over time small stuff becomes big stuff. Just ask any banker about the effect of compound interest. Your body is compounding imbalances over time. When does the constipation become colon cancer? When do the digestive issues become a peptic ulcer?
Yogic detox maintains a better functioning of the organs by body rejuvenation. It can be termed as a master medicine for all bodily ailments. The more toxins in your body, the faster you age with bad health condition. Toxin overload can burden our liver, triggering Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome (AFS) and delay its recovery. In more extreme examples, toxicity contributes to arthritis, cancer, Parkinson’s, fibromyalgia, thyroid dysfunctions, allergies, asthma, and more. Also, it can affect the hormone balances.
Our body is our vehicle; it carries us through life, enabling us to perform our life’s work. We only get one vehicle. Undoubtedly our vehicle will respond over time to exposure to life’s elements and toxins, but a yogic lifestyle can help reduce exposure of toxins. Yogic detoxification will aid in eliminating an excessive toxic load. Choose a non-congested path, keep your vehicle running clean, and it will carry you to a joyful and healthy life.
This yogic detoxification is a natural yogic process that bears lots of fruit. You’ll feel better, you’ll look better, you’ll work better, and you’ll be healthier and happier. Some important benefits of yoga detox are:
- Detoxify the physical and mental body.
- Digestive tract will cleanse and improve digestion
- Liver, kidney, and blood purification can take place.
- Mental clarity is enhanced.
- Chemical and food overloads are reduced.
- Brain chemistry is brought into good health, resulting in improved moods.
- Reduce anxiety and depression.
- Facilitates adrenal fatigue syndrome recovery
- Removes blockages of energy centers.
- Improve quality of the skin
- Improved immune functioning
- Weight loss begins as the body releases toxins and protective fat releases.
- Body becomes light and mind becomes relaxed.
- Dramatic reduction or complete elimination of aches and pains in muscles and joints.
- Decrease or elimination of headaches.
- Improved resistance against a wide variety of chronic dieases.
Main tools of yogic detoxifications
Nepal Yoga Home uses different Hatha yogic cleansing techniques. The main tools that we are using for detox is Shat-Karmas (the seven yogic detoxification processes) which also includes fasting and dietary consultation. Besides we also teach Asanas (Yoga Poses), Pranayama (Breathing exercise) and Dhyan (Meditation).
A very famous Hatha Yogi Gherend says that Asanas ( or postures) gives steadiness, that scientific breathing creates lightness, that meditation enables us to realize the self and that the Shat Karmas (seven yogic detoxification) purify an individual. All these techniques cleans both physical and mental aspects of the body in a natural and effective way. The main tools of yogic detoxification are described below:
Yoga postures, Pranayama (Breathing) and Meditation
Yoga postures make a very deep impact on your glandular system and organs. Good practice of yoga postures under effective guidelines can have profound detoxing effects on the internal organs and glandular system. Regular practice of yoga postures will also improve flexibility, balance and strength in body and mind.
The practice of breathing exercises guides you to use the breath for cleansing and purification. The breath is a powerful tool to enhance inner cleansing and connectivity. The pranayama (Breathing exercises) of Yoga helps in regulation of the breath and removes toxins from the respiratory, digestive and nervous system. Pranayama boosts the immune system, repairs the cells and makes up for the losses in energy levels of the body. Purification of the intestines, blood and nerves does wonders for the overall health of the individual. The most obvious toxin eliminated by the body during exhalation is carbon dioxide. Breathing practice in yoga draws in more energy through oxygen during inhalations, while effectively eliminating more carbon dioxide (CO2) during deep exhalations. Breathing techniques can help to open the lungs and loosen and eliminate phlegm and mucus, cleansing the lungs and expel these by-products.
We believe in integrated detox of the body, not only physically, but also mentally and spiritually. Meditation is a key to remove your mental and spiritual toxins. Great detoxification will happen naturally when you start meditating because stress is the main cause of toxic which can produce many kinds of toxins and hormonal imbalances. Sat-karma techniques (the seven kind of yogic detox) can heal the body, but more importantly the meditation detoxifies the mind. You can’t fully cleanse your mental body if your mind holds anger, fears, worries, stress, hatred, jealousy, ego, greed, and so forth. Meditation helps to detach yourself from these impurities of mind so you can start your great journey of detoxification.
‘Eat, Fast and Live Longer’ is a highly recommended slogan. Fasting is the world’s most ancient and natural healing practice. In fasting the body utilizes non-essential tissue (e.g., fat, digestive enzymes, muscle fibers, and glycolytic enzymes etc) for fuel. In naturopathic treatment, fasting is regarded as a rapid method of eliminating wastes and enhancing the healing processes of the body. Fasting is thought to aid the release of fat-soluble toxins from the body. Fasting for a few days can regenerate the entire immune system. New research suggests starving the body kick-starts stem cells, forcing them to create new white blood cells which fight infections. If you want to lose weight, increase energy levels, look and feel healthier, fasting is the simplest and best process. Fasting is one of the most potent tools available for assisting the body in healing itself. Fasting provides an opportunity for the organisms to reboot both physically and mentally. Fasting triggers a truly wondrous cleansing process that reaches right down to each and every cell and tissue in the body.
The great ancient personalities like Plato, Socrates, Aristotle, Leonardo Da Vinci and Pythagoras practiced fasting. As a result of fasting, scientific research has proved that the brain power grows and you become more intelligent. Only three days of water fasting reboots your immune system by activating the stem cells and enables you to perform at the optimum level. All organs and glands get a much-needed and well-deserved rest, during which their tissues are purified and rejuvenated and their functions balanced and regulated. The entire alimentary canal is swept clean. By rebuilding immunity, health is naturally restored and diseases disappear. There are many physical, mental and spiritual benefits of fasting; some of them are:
- A chance to rest, cleanse and repair the body
- Removal of toxins from the body
- Bodily lightness and freshness
- Mental calm- and quietness
- The body becomes fit
- The digestive functions improve
- Increased energy levels
- Improved skin quality
- Deposited fat and mucous is removed
- The intestinal functions are restored
- Helps to develop immunity by eliminating the toxins.
- Stimulates the mind and aids in removing lethargy.
- Cleanses the colon, blood channels and the stomach etc.
- Stimulates vitality and helps in retardation of ageing.
- Development of greater awareness
- Enhanced spiritual connections
- Better attitude
- Help to clean and maintain a healthy cardiovascular system
- Help to stabilize the blood pressure
- Improved quality of sleep
Types of fasting that we are using:
- Water Fasting
Water fasting is when you consume only water for an extended period of time. Water fasting offers the quickest detox and strongest therapeutic benefit for a healthy body. This is the most powerful form of fasting. Careful preparation the days before a water fast is essential. This makes the fasting more comfortable and the experience much more enjoyable. True water fast follows a zero caloric intake. This means water only, nothing added to it. It is true that water fasting is the most intense path to detoxification and health benefits. This fasting should take place under the supervision of a qualified fasting expert.
2. Juice Fasting
In Juice fasting a participant only drink fruit or vegetable juices for a certain period of time and don’t eat any solid foods. No solid foods are eaten for a specified period of time, which can be one day to one week. A juice fast provides concentrated nutrients that are easily and immediately digested by the body. It’s much easier to sustain a long juice fast as it provides instant energy to the body. To optimize the benefits of a juice fast it’s best to choose vegetables and fruits that have the most powerful cleansing abilities. These include cabbage, dandelion greens, sprouts, celery, carrots, lemons, apples and all easily digestible fruit and vegetables. Juice fasting is easier than water fasting because drinking juice will provide you with some calories as well as an enormous amount of vitamins and minerals. If you are going to do a “Juice Fast” I recommend natural and fresh juices. Stay away from bottled juices from grocery stores because they typically contain artificial flavors, preservatives, and other unhealthy additives which defeat the whole purpose of doing fasting.
- Fruit fasting
A fresh fruit detox can be a great way to give the immune system a nutritional boost, as well as give the digestive system a much needed break. Spend three days eating fruit, salad and you’ll cleanse your system, kick food addictions, and detoxify your body. For fruit fasting choose a fruit of the season which has good quality of detox, like apple, orange, pomegranate etc. Fruit fasting allows you to take in an amount of fresh fruit which is easily digestible, to put less stress on the stomach. If you are looking to rid the body of built up toxins and likely lose a few pounds while you’re at it, fruit fasting is a great option. Fruit fasting is also good for different health problems like digestive problems, obesity, muscular or joint pain, tiredness, headaches, diarrhea, stress, over thinking, cough, and body odor.
- Mono Fasting
A “Mono Fast” is where you consume only one type of fruit or vegetable for a certain period of time. Although you still eat food while doing a “Mono Fast” you are still giving your digestive system a huge break by eating simple and avoiding any complicated food combinations. A “Mono Meal” is when you eat only one type of food and you don’t do any kind of food combining. In mono fasting you can choose only one food like cabbage, pumpkin, watermelon, apple, mango, orange, banana etc.
If you are mono fasting you can choose to eat an apple for breakfast, and only eat apples during this meal and then choose cabbage for lunch, and only eat cabbage for lunch. But if you want to practice original mono fasting you need to stick to the same fruit or vegetable the whole day.
Who should not fast?
Fasting has lot of benefits but in some cases we cannot do fasting detoxification. Pregnant or nursing women, children under eighteen years of age and individuals with heart diseases, malnourished, insulin-dependent type I diabetics. Those with laboratory tests revealing significant liver (eg. cirrhosis) or kidney failure, alcoholics (advanced stage), and those with advanced thyroid malfunctions state should refrain from fasting.
In summary we can say that more energy comes from a purified body, and fasting of all types contribute to health maintenance, mental clarity, and spiritual cleansing. It eases the daily burden of bodily processes, allowing rest and cellular healing to occur. Graceful aging and reclaiming robust health in a toxic, contaminated world is possible when we give the body proper nourishment and adequate opportunities to rest and purify by fasting.
One week Yoga Detox Retreat course is designed as follows:
On the first day you will have an individual discussion with the detox mentor to discuss a personalized program, taking into account lifestyle, medical history and diet. Then you will get the information about Yogic detox and the six cleansing process (sat- karma) of Yoga. After this you will get two classes of pranayama (breathing exercises) and meditation. Planning and information about further programs of yogic detoxification will also take place.
The second day starts with nostril cleansing (jal neti) and Vamana (or Kunjal Kriya). Kunjal kriya is an easy yogic method for cleansing everything from the mouth to the beginning of the small intestines. Then we will go through Yoga Asana, Yogic relaxation and Pranayama for good detox. On the same day we will offer meditation lessons for a peaceful mind. On this day the participant will take light food so that he or she can get good detox (Sankha Prachalan) on the next day. This is the day of preparation for great detox Shankha- Prakshalana (gastrointestinal cleansing) so, it is advisable to take a light, semi –liquid meal and fruit or vegetable the night before undertaking the practice.
The third day is the day of Shankha prakshalana (Intestinal cleansing with salt water). On this day you will practice the Shank Prakshalana (gastrointestinal cleansing). Shankha Prakshalana is an easy and effective technique for cleansing the gastrointestinal canal, thereby removing all the intoxicants present in the alimentary canal. Sankha Prakshalan is one of the ancient yogic methods of detoxification. Shankha, stands for intestines; Prakshalana, stands for cleaning. So, Shankha Prakshalana is cleansing process of entire digestive system starting from mouth till urethra/anus. After Shankha Prakshalana you need 45 minutes of relaxation, then you will take special meal of Khichari and butter. Khichari is a meal containing rice and lentils (Dal). Khichari are helpful in the restoration of correct digestive function and butter is good to coat the intestinal walls until the body produces a new lining. Your second meal should also be Khichari, six hours after your first meal. During the day, it is better to keep silent and avoid physical and mental work.
On this day you will stay in mono fasting, only eating steam cabbage vegetables. We will provide you one bowl of cabbage for breakfast, one bowl of cabbage for lunch and one bowl of cabbage for dinner. In between you can take many cups of tea, which will be free from caffeine. On this day you can practice yogic relaxation, Pranayama and meditation. In the morning you will practice jna neti (nasal cleansing) and Kunjal Kriya (yogi detox process), during the day you will practice yogic relaxation and in the evening you will enjoy Pranayama (breathing exercise) and meditation.
On this day you will stay in apple fasting. We will provide two apples for breakfast, two apples for lunch and two apples for dinner. In between you can have many cups of tea, which will be free from caffeine. In the morning you will practice jna neti (nasal cleansing) and Kunjal Kriya (yogi detox process), during the day you will practice yogic relaxation and anima. Anima is process to cleans colon by irrigating herbal warm water through anus. In the evening you will enjoy Pranayama (breathing exercise) and meditation.
This day is your water fasting day. You will drink about 2-3 liter of pure water on this day. You will also practice relaxation and remain silent throughout the day.
On the seventh day you will be back to light food (lito, soup, fruit, vegetables etc). On this day you will try some yoga poses, yogic relaxation and meditation.
On the eighth day you will be back to normal vegetarian food. In the morning you will practice yoga postures and you will leave around 12 pm at noon to your destination.
We hope your body and mind will be transformed by our eight days Yoga Detox Retreat course. Former participants say they have gained access to higher levels of energy, gained perspective of life and that they feel like they have been reborn. This will be great fuel for your body, mind and soul.
The yogic detox package is not suitable for those with hernia, peptic ulcer, recent heart surgeries and pregnancy.