“Two bags of Ruffles Sour Cream and potato chips, 2 liters of cola drink, ½ kg of chocolate cake and so on. It was so yum… but I think I overate, feeling a bit uneasy.. need to detox now..”
Detoxing is removing, neutralizing or transforming accumulated toxic build-up. When it comes to the concept of detox we all are so conscious of our physical health and we do put in efforts to go through a physical detox in order to keep ourselves healthy but what about the detoxification process required for our mental health?
With a fast-pacing lifestyle of juggling multiple-roles, the need to achieve multiple targets in a short span of time creates a kind of imbalance leading to high levels of stress and negative emotions we experience in life. Hence, it is very important to take a break and find out what kind of food we are feeding our minds. It is essential to acknowledge our positive and negative emotions, venting out pent-up emotions in an appropriate way, learning to handle adversities with a balanced state of mind.
“I am on a new diet where you eat everything and pray for a miracle”.
In, the essence we need to put efforts to actually detox within and can’t wait for a miracle to happen.
There are many quick-fix detox gimmicks available over the counter, ranging from commercial detox drinks to SSRI’s – Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (anti-stress drugs) but the question arises whether do they really help or create more toxicity.
Hence it is important to get back to our ancient roots and adopt a holistic detox framework offered by yoga, which cleanses the body, mind, and soul. Yoga brings harmony and helps to maintain a balanced state of body and mind. The various practice of Asanas (Yoga Postures), Pranayama – breathing techniques to harmonize the thoughts and emotions, Yoga-Nidra, Mudras & Bandhas and cleansing techniques based on holistic approach helps to remove the toxicity within and without. So, let’s make a wiser choice and rejuvenate our entire Self.
Written by – Bhumi Mukesh Pabari (Psychologist & Yoga Teacher)