Reduce toxins that enter and accumulate in your body with our 2-hour Detox Yoga workshop and gain renewable energy this March!
What does this workshop include?
A series of dynamic and powerful Yoga poses practiced in regulated temperature to help stimulate the digestive system in order to detoxify your body. Each student will experience a set of postures that combine several twists, stretches, forward & backward bends, as well as massaging the internal organs with an ancient Yogic method known as Pranayama.
We will also practice a very ancient Yogic technique to cleanse the alimentary canal from the mouth to the anus; Shankha meaning ‘conch’ Prakhshalana meaning to ‘wash completely’ with the following 5 postures:
Our lives move at a speed that our insides do not necessarily agree with. Thus, it is important to calm down once in a while and bring all the reigns in tandem. This is the essence of detoxification – delineating the toxins from your body to give you a healthy mind and spirit.
Since ages, Yogis have been prescribing a special tool for detoxification – Shankh Prakshalana. This literally means conch cleansing. An important tool in Hatha Yoga, the process refers to deep cleansing of the intestines and bowels. Yoga sciences believe the body is a hinterland of energies and each organ has a specific role to play in this energy ecosystem. The intestines, for example, are the roots that hold the entire functioning together. One rupture here, and the effects are seen all over!
Since the intestines are shaped like a conch, its cleansing is called conch cleansing i.e. Shankh Prakshalana. The process involves cleansing of the entire alimentary canal – from the mouth to the anus. Also called Varisara Dhauti, it starts off with a light meal the previous night. On the day of the actual cleansing, drink warm water with dissolved rock salt and a dash of lime. Follow the following postures in cycles of 8 after consuming the water:
- TADASANA (Mountain Pose)
- TRIYAKA TADASANA (Swinging Palm Tree Pose)
- KATICHARASANA (Waist Rotating Pose)
- TRIYAKA BHUJANGASANA (Twisted Cobra Pose)
- UDARAKARSHANA (Abdominal Stretch Pose)
Ensure you are well hydrated before every two rounds. You may also feel the need to visit the washroom often and this is normal. Once you are through with this, do the Vamana dhauti – Cleansing of the stomach and rest in Shavasana or Yoga Nidra. The meal followed post this practice is wholesome, but without too much spice, salt or oil – this helps restore energy and lubricate your digestive tract.
How does this help?
- Your intestines and digestive tracts can now work at their optimum best
- Relieves constipation, menstrual cramps, flatulence, indigestion, acidity as well as acne and boils.
Fights urinary infections
- Keeps kidney stones at bay
- The meal involves a simple Khichri – mixture of rice and lentils. This forms a protective coating over the intestinal walls
- Shanka Prakshalana purifies the blood, detoxifies the body and helps develop good digestion. It eliminates allergies and skin diseases (e.g. acne, neurodermatitis or psoriasis). Furthermore, it has a balancing effect upon the mind.
The Shankh Prakashalana is just one of the numerous ways of Yogic detoxification.
At the rate at which our body suffers due to our schedules, detoxification once a month is the least we can do. Happy Cleansing!
- Should be Perform on an empty stomach, early morning is the best
- Skip your regular exercises this day
- Do not drink coffee and tea, do not smoke, do not eat cheat this morning.
- Your mood matter! Don’t be afraid of anything, focus on the positive effect. Do not think only about losing weight or getting rid of diseases, just relax and go with a smile
- Prepare food and warm clothes: socks and long sleeve shirt. After the procedure, you will possibly feel cold for 2-3 hours
- Perform in convenient and warm atmosphere, in a comfortable gym suit because you will do special exercises (asanas)
- Prepare 5 quarts of water, one-pint mug, and salt & Lemon
- Smile once more. Don’t be serious and concentrated too much. What you have planned is not a stress, but good treatment for your health!
Preparation of salt solution for Shankh Prakshalana:
You will need 5 quarts of warm water. No cold water to avoid freezing the digestive tract. Also not hot because drinking should be comfortable. Make sure the water remains warm all the time during the procedure, fill a big saucepan and keep on the stove. Set it on low heat when the water gets cold.
Sea salt is the best for the solution if not, use rock salt. The main point is to avoid regular table salt.
Proportions: about 1 Oz of salt per quart of water. This is 5-6 tablespoons for 5 quarts of water. Not more, otherwise after the procedure, you may have a headache.
Stir well and make sure all the grains are dissolved.
- AED 75 for Lifestyle Yoga Members
- AED 90 for Non-Members