Fasting Detoxification Retreats
Purification of Body Mind Spirit
Yoga Meditation Complentary Therapies
and meditation are an important part of our daily life...
our fasting retreats we start and finish every day with meditation,
either silent or guided. We teach classical hatha and
raja yoga according to Swami's Sivananda, Vishnudevanada and
Venketesananda. You do not have to be an expert to participate
in the daily yoga, both beginners and advanced are accommodated.
and Yoga complement each other perfectly...
combination of gentle moving, stretching and twisting
together with deep breathing, speeds up the detox process.
lymph and blood transporting the released toxins are pumped
through the body at a faster rate, improving drainage
of toxins and speeding up the elimination process.
state of relaxation brought about by yoga causes the healing,
restorative parasympathetic nervous system to take over
from the autonomic nervous system, and the body starts
to clean and heal itself.
practice of yoga helps boost energy levels, as you take
in and store abundant amounts of prana (energy) whilst
holding postures and doing pranayama.
more you detox, the clearer the energy channels become,
and the greater the effects of the yoga practice. Not
only is this highly beneficial both short term and long
term, but it also makes the detox process easier and a
lot more enjoyable. You feel psychologically uplifted,
and the mind is strengthened to carry on... It also gives
you a clear indication of the energetic effects of yoga.
the detox program, the herbs, powders and pills facilitate
the removal of toxic deposits from the body. When we
eliminate these old poisons from our system, negative emotions
can also be released. Hatha Yoga, Pranayama, Kriyas
and Meditation can help this process as they are powerful
tools to bring harmony and balance on all levels - physical,
mental, emotional and spiritual.
and fasting go hand in hand. Fasting is an important aspect
for the spiritual aspirant, and Yoga is very beneficial
for one who is seeking purification through fasting. One without
the other will leave a void causing an imbalance on one level
or the other.
at Moinhos Velhos we find that the clients who regularly participate
in Yoga and Meditation during the fasting detoxification and
purification programs are the ones who benefit the most, often
achieving a new level of physical, mental and spiritual awareness.
For these people the fasting program is a joy as toxins on
all levels are eliminated.