Detox. It’s a word most people try to dismiss and avoid at all times. It is challenging but rewarding once it’s done.
For most of us, living a healthy lifestyle can be difficult especially if our budget is limited. When I did Bikram yoga a few years back, I must admit I shelled a lot of money just to maintain being healthy as a vegetarian. I buy and cook my own meals every day and sometimes I eat at vegetarian restaurants and you know how costly it is., given the fact that some of the ingredients on their food are being sourced from other countries.
I did a few detox methods like the breathing yoga technique called Sudarshan Kriya, wherein you have to do repetitive breathing exercises, and a few postures that help cleanse your system. And then there’s meditation. I still do this until now and my favorite is the open-eyed meditation called Raj yoga. Cleansing the mind is also important and it’s part of the detox process.
I ‘was so grateful that I have this opportunity to attend Chef Sonia’s lecture. I’ve learned so much from the topics that I am willing to share them with you.
So since we are talking about detoxifying, let’s define it first.
DETOX-purifying and cleansing one’s body and soul.
Why do we need to detox?
We need to discard unwanted toxins from our body caused by unhealthy eating habits and lifestyle. Allowing negativity in our thoughts are also toxins, so meditating can help us to stay positive at all times.
3 TYPES OF DETOX
- Food cleanse
- Body cleanse
- Mind cleanse
She also discussed some of the benefits of juicing and how it can be powerful in helping heal known diseases.
All these juices taste surprisingly great. Last time I had this detox juices was during our Sun Salutations at Beyond Yoga back in 2014 I think.
If you feel like going raw and wanting to go vegetarian, or you just want to eat healthily, you may also visit Healthy Eats located inside the Medicard Lifestyle Center in Makati. They have a wide selection of raw, natural ingredients and food choices as well.
What about you? are you into this kind of thing? Detoxing requires maintenance and perseverance. Some people will start for a few weeks or so then will stop abruptly because of various reasons.