Detox Holidays with Yoga & Meditation

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About Detox Holidays + Yoga


Have you ever heard of the term yoga?

 

Have you ever been on a detox holiday and tried yoga?

If the answers to these questions are a no, you are really missing something very fantastic.

In today’s world, most people are living a fast-paced life. In this kind of life, very few people can take out some time out of their busy schedules and do exercise.

Most researchers and doctors would give you the suggestion of doing some mild exercise on a regular basis to keep fit.

 

What is Yoga?


Yoga is one such exercise regime that disciplines the mind, body and the soul.

 

When you are trying out yoga for the first time, you need to first inculcate the values of yoga. You can join detox retreats or yoga retreats and get a good understanding of the science of yoga.

You can also meet up with some yoga travel gurus and get a brief insight into the entire process of yoga. You may have to spend a lot of time to understand the exact meaning of yoga.

Once you know the actual meaning of yoga, you can proceed with the practice of yoga.

Yoga and detox retreats will make sure that you are in good shape to take on any kind of challenges.

In the corporate world, you need a small break to give you the peace of mind. When you have lots of tensions, you will not be able to concentrate on your work.

At such times, you can try out yoga and any other meditation techniques to get you back in shape for the next task. Yoga also cleanses the mind, body, and soul.

During the yoga retreat, you will find that the trainers do their best to give you total peace of mind. It is a total myth that yoga means only exercises. There is a great science behind yoga and those who have practised it for lots of years have seen that they are better than their peers in all aspects.

 

Getting Help with Yoga on your holiday


If you are not aware of the places that conduct the yoga retreats, you can try a simple search on the Internet. You need to carefully select the yoga centre and make sure that the centre has all the necessary equipment.

 

You will also find such retreats in large hotels such as five-star hotels.

When you are travelling to another country for a business trip, you may get complimentary passes for yoga and wellness retreats. These retreats can be attended by all the members of the family as well.

Yoga needs to be practised regularly.

If you miss out on a day for yoga exercises, you can continue it on the next day. Never overdo with the yoga exercised during a yoga retreat.

 

Yoga holidays, to recharge the mind, body and soul


If you think that a yoga holiday sound like a daunting experience, think again.

 

While retreats are often tailored to the hard-core ‘yogini’, practising yoga at a very high level, and looking for a demanding and focused emphasis on their yoga experience.

A Yoga retreat is, in fact, a much gentler and more welcoming introduction to the health benefits of Yoga to your body, as you enjoy greater physical health, with flexibility, pain-free joints and a new sense of energy, you’ll find that Yoga can detox you from within and out.

 

Relax and unwind, to rediscover yourself


Yoga holidays give you a great chance to relax and unwind, and let your body and mind recover from the hectic stresses and pressures of ordinary life.

 

If you’re new to yoga, do a little research to find out the best style to suit your tastes, from relaxing, easy going practices, to more intensive and energetic detoxifying sessions.

Either way, yoga will immediately have some profound impacts on your mental and physical health, giving your body the tools, it needs to recharge and bounce back from mental stressors, you’ll find yourself feeling more focused and mentally clear, with a renewed sense of well-being.

 

Better energy – better you


A great benefit of yoga is the sense of being re-energised and revived.

 

With a series of gentle but rigorous stretches and movements, your body will start to feel looser, lighter and more energetic.

A focus on breathing alongside the gentle exercises will also help you improve your mental and physical health, improving metabolism rates and releasing more energy from vital muscles and organs.

With a greater sense of energy, you’ll feel more relaxed, improving sleep and strengthening your responses to life’s usual stressors.

 

Revive from within


Alongside an introduction to yoga, you might also enjoy combining a yoga holiday with an overall detox diet retreat, to add the health benefits of healthy nutrition to your experience.

 

A focus on detoxifying but reviving juice fasts and raw foods enable your body to gain optimum nutrition from your food and purge your system of unhealthy toxins that accumulate over time.

Over the course of your retreat you’ll find that not only does your physical energy and sense of well-being improve, you’ll also see the results on your skin and face, with firmer skin, a youthful glow and bright and clear eyes.

Why not get started with some of the delicious raw food recipes on our site, or indulge in a reviving fresh juice fast?

 

 


 

 

Quick Links to the 12 Yoga Poses:

1. Downward Facing Dog | 2. Side Plank | 3. Lotus Pose | 4. Garland Pose | 5. Crow | 6. Extended Triangle Pose | 7. Limb Staff Pose | 8. Warrior Two | 9. Downward Facing Dog | 10. Upward Facing Dog | 11. Vrksasana | 12. Purvottanasana

 

 


Downward Facing Dog: Eka Pada Adho Mukha Svanasana


One-legged-facing-dog-Eka-pada-adho-mukha-svanasana

This has all the same benefits as the regular downward facing dog but with the added benefits of testing the strength/flexibility of the standing leg and opening up the hip and groin area.

 

 

Again with all poses be guided by your breath and at first maybe hold for 1-2 breaths entering back into the downward facing dog before repeating or trying on the other leg.

Benefits + Contraindications

Pose Benefits:

  • Quiets the mind
  • Strengthens the arms
  • Stretches the hamstrings and hip flexors
  • Develops confidence in balance

Contraindications:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • High blood pressure

 

 


Side Plank/Vasisthasana

Yoga-Pose-of-the-Week-Side-plank-Vasisthasana

 

A powerful arm balance, Side Plank Pose — Vasisthasana (VAH-shees-THAH-suh-nuh)

This is an incredible asana to build strength in the core. For those people that have struggled with their spine, for example, scoliosis this is an incredibly healthy way to bring symmetry back to the spine, an equilibrium, and a balance of health to this important structure. This can also be entered by supporting on he knee and/or elbows.

Benefits + Contraindications

Pose Benefits

  • Creates stability in the spine, core, and pelvis.
  • Strengthens the muscles in the shoulder girdle, sides of the body, lower back, gluteals, and abdomen.
  • Increases the strength of postural muscles and teaches proper muscle recruitment patterns.


Contraindications

  • People with glaucoma, high blood pressure or recent abdominal surgery should avoid this posture.
  • People with sinus problems should practice with modifications or approach with caution as this pose can cause increased pressure in the head.

 

 


Lotus Pose/Padmasana


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This is an advanced posture that should be entered into mindfully.

There are many variations which may be more appropriate to enter into.

This is often used when sitting in meditation. This will allow one to focus on breath and inner peace.

Physically it will open up the hips, groin and inner thighs.

It’s a great way to increase mobility in the joints of the knees BUT again must be entered into mindfully.

Lastly, it increases strength in the spine but one must work on lengthening whilst sitting in this position.

 

Benefits + Contraindications

 

Pose Benefits

  • Improves digestion
  • Reduces muscular tension and brings blood pressure under control
  • Relaxes the mind
  • Helps pregnant ladies during childbirth
  • Reduces menstrual discomfort


Contraindications

  • Ankle or knee injury: Perform this pose only with the supervision of an experienced teacher.

 

 


Garland Pose/Malasana


Garland-Yoga-Pose

There are other variations that one can use to build up to this pose as it is an incredibly intense hip opener.

It also allows one to build up strength in the legs and feet. By using the arms to press into the inner thighs it will not only increase the stretch felt in the legs but allow an opening across the chest.

 

Benefits + Contraindications

Pose Benefits

 

  • Stretches groin, lower back, sacrum and hips
  • Tones the belly
  • Stimulates metabolism and digestive organs


Contraindications

  • Knee injuries
  • Lower back injuries
  • Tight hips or groins

 


Crow/Bakasana


Crow-Yoga-Pose

Crow/Bakasana is a fantastic way to increase upper body and core strength as well as focusing on strength in the hands and wrists.

 

Bakāsana - often used interchangeably with Kakasana is an asana. In all variations, Crane/Crow is an arm balancing asana in which hands are planted on the floor, shins rest upon upper arms, and feet lift up.

Benefits + Contraindications

Pose Benefits

 

  • The crow pose strengthens the arms, shoulders, and core and stretches the upper back.
  • This yoga pose also opens the groin, improves balance and upper body strength


Contraindications

  • Wrist, elbow or shoulder injury

 

 


Extended Triangle Pose


Extended-Triangle-Yoga-Pose
Extended Triangle Pose or in Sanskrit, it is known as; utthita trikonasana

This asana has a multitude of physical benefits; it is a great way to build up strength in the ankles, legs and core. It will allow the body to lengthen through the spine and help utilize the muscles in the body that support this important structure.

 

 


Limb Staff Pose or in Sanskrit Chataranga Dandasana


Limb-staff-pose-or-in-sanskrit-chataranga-dandasana


This is an advanced pose that requires a lot of upper body, leg and core strength.

There are variations you can use in order to build up this asana. This asana increases strength in the core, arms and legs.

 

 


Warrior Two or in Sanskrit Virabhadrasana dve


Warrior-two-or-in-sanskrit-Virabhadrasana-dve
This is an important posture as it helps to strengthen the lower body at the same time as well as providing an opening for the hips, chest and shoulders.

This is an excellent grounding posture to help one focus the mind and embrace a sense of calm and stillness in both mind and body.

 

 


Downward Facing Dog or in Sanskrit


Downward-facing-dog-or-in-sanskrit-Adho-Mukha


This is an inverted posture that elevates the heart above the head.

Inverted postures are great for using gravity to pump freshly oxygenated blood around the body thus giving the heart a little respite from having to work so hard.

This inverted asana helps strengthen the upper body and it provides a great opening for the back of the body; legs and whole length of the spine.

 

 


Upward Facing Dog or in Sankskrit Urhdva Mukha Svanasana


Upward-Facing-Dog


This is a back bending pose that helps to strengthen the upper body; arms and most importantly the lower back. It causes flexion in the lower vertebrae which are important for healthy mobility of the spine. It’s also a great stretch/opening for the shoulders/chest and abdominals.

 

 


 

Vrksasana / Tree Pose


Vrksasana-Tree-pose


This pose is called the Tree Pose or the Sanskrit name Vrksasana.

This is the classical yoga balance that everybody expects in a yoga class and rightly so as it strengthens the muscles in the supporting leg; thigh, calves, ankles and spine.

 

The leg that opens out towards the side will help to stretch the muscles in the groin and inner thigh. When you take the arms up towards the sky you allow the body to strengthen the chest and shoulders.

It improves your sense of balance and is very calming and soothing to the central nervous system. It will also reduce swelling in the feet and sciatica.

The other picture shown at the end is with the hands held at the chest and this is a great way to start this asana if you find that by adding the hands up towards the sky – it disturbs the balance.

 

Benefits + Contraindications

  • Benefits: Tree pose increases balance, focus, memory and concentration and strengthens the ankles and knees.
  • Contraindications: Recent or chronic knee or hip injury.

 


 

Virabhadrasana / Warrior Three


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This posture shown is called Warrior three or the Sanskrit name Virabhadrasana three.

 

 

This can be a challenging asana as it not only requires a lot of flexibility in the supporting leg but a lot of strength in that same leg and core.

However, you can soften the supporting leg and eventually this will open up too. It’s a great way of building strength in the legs and ankles.

It will also strengthen the muscles through the shoulders, muscles in the upper back and the stomach. It helps to tone the abdomen and will improve your posture and balance.

 

Benefits + Contraindications

  • Benefits: Warrior I strengthens the legs, opens the hips and chest and stretches the arms and legs. Warrior I develops concentration, balance and groundedness. This pose improves circulation and respiration and energizes the entire body.
  • Contraindications: Recent or chronic injury to the hips, knees, back or shoulders.

 


 

Purvottanasana - Upward Plank Pose


Purvottanasana - Upward Plank Pose

This asana is called Purvottanasana or the English name is called an inclined plane.

 

 

This is a great way to explore back-bends or alternatively you could start with reverse table top as a variation. One of the many benefits of this pose being that it not only helps to strengthen the arms, wrists and legs but it helps to open the chest, shoulders and hips. It helps to increase the range of movement and flexibility in the ankles too.

 

Benefits of Upward Plank Pose:

  • Strengthens your triceps, wrists, back, and legs
  • Stretches your shoulders, chest, and front ankles
  • Frees your mind
  • Help keep you open to new possibilities

 

 


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