Doing a detox is like hitting a reset button for your body. It will help to increase your energy levels, balance your hormones, improve digestion, give your adrenals a much-needed break, help break cravings and make you feel joyous all over, not to mention beautiful glowing skin and release of any overweight.
Giving your body a reset once a week can create a real shift in your energy level and in your life. Just the fact that you take a step back from your regular eating habits and become conscious for one day of what you are putting inside you makes you start eating more consciously once again.
The action of cleansing and purifying the body helps to release stagnation, making room for energy to flow and feel revitalized and rejuvenated. For many centuries, many people have detoxed, or more commonly fasted on water or juices, to feel more alive, awake, and aware. To raise their vibration to higher and more subtle levels of awareness as part of their spiritual practices. Our body is precious. It is our vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care. – Buddha
As your body releases toxins, it also begins to release layers of emotions. Cleansing is all about getting to those deep-rooted toxins and flushing them out of your system. Unexpressed emotions such as anxiety, anger, and fear may surface, giving you a chance to transform them.
Emotions that are stored in the body can start to manifest in the physical body through aches and pains, creating a stagnant liver and depression, among other serious illnesses. Practicing gentle yoga asanas while detoxing allows the body to release these emotions.
Connecting with nature, especially powerful water bodies like oceans and waterfalls, have also amazing emotional healing qualities. Meditation, breathing practices, and writing in a journal can help the process of clearing and cleansing.
Doing gentle detox yoga, deep breathing, walking in nature, and practicing stillness all contribute to helping the body release toxic energy, creating space to connect with your higher Self.