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This two-week program offers a fast on fruit juices and vegetable broth and the participants will partake in the daily ashram schedule. The combination of the practice of yoga and fasting will make the participants experience transformation not only on the physical level but also on the mental, emotional, and spiritual levels. Moreover, this program will also be helped by the process of flower essences, yoga, and meditation. As toxins are eliminated a new level of physical, mental and spiritual awareness unfolds.
Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Meenakashi Ashram is nestled within the beautiful forest lands of south India, with stunning views of the impressive Western Ghat mountain range and only one hour from the holy temple city of Madurai. Here is a sublime setting for the practice of yoga and meditation, an environment serene and harmonious. Come and experience the heady perfumes of the jasmine and flower gardens surrounding this temple.
Sip refreshing medicinal teas made from the leaves from the organic herbal tea garden. Perpetually-flowering brilliantly-coloured bougainvillea lines each and every pathway. Fountains and waterfalls keep the air ionized and fresh. Relax on the lawns or sit under holy neem and peepul trees providing both medicine and shade. Listen to the calls of the peacocks, and watch the cows graze. Come to the heart of nature and to the heart of India, and learn the eternal wisdom of yoga and meditation in their land of origin.
This ashram is a certified yoga school under the scheme of voluntary certification of yoga school supported by Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India and managed by Quality Council of India. This accommodation is simple and functional. All accommodation areas have shelving and hanging space. For each guest, a bed with a mattress and supports for a mosquito net, plus 2-bed sheets, a pillow with cover, and a mosquito net are provided.
The twin room has an attached bathroom with hot water.
Each room has an attached bathroom with hot water.
The private single room has an attached bathroom with hot water.
Yoga and meditation are ideal for the spiritual aspirant when purifying through fasting. They are an important aspect of your fasting and detoxification program. In addition, herbs and powders facilitate the removal of toxins from the body. When these poisons are eliminated from your system, negative emotions are also released.
The body is an incredible instrument; it can handle and adjust to most situations. If the body gets overloaded with toxins, it gets stressed and you become sick. Toxins are in your food, water, and air. They also come as radiation from mobile phones, TVs, computers, etc. To help the body restore itself to perfect health, you need detoxification of the entire gastro intestinal tract and all organs, especially the liver and the kidneys. With good health, you can hope to live life to the full. The Clysmatic (gravity colonic) effectively cleanses the colon. The selected herbs will cleanse the entire gastrointestinal system.
The Clysmatic functions like a gravity colonic. It is comfortable and easy to use. It is used directly on the toilet. Good intestinal hygiene can help keep many diseases away. The Clysmatic is used daily during the fast to facilitate the elimination of hardened deposits in the large intestines, a process which becomes easier whilst fasting, practicing yoga, and taking the various supplements. The method is not an enema and is not habit forming.
According to the purists, this program is not a real fast, as you will take fruit and vegetable juices as well as vegetable broth along with herbs, vitamins, minerals, etc. To the purists, fasting means only water. However, the Swedish Dr. Ragnar Berg, the world's foremost authority on nutrition and biochemistry stated, "During fasting, the body burns up and excretes huge amounts of accumulated wastes. We can help this process by drinking alkaline juices instead of water. Juice fasting is therefore the very best form of fasting."
Furthermore, with the herbs, you will cleanse the entire gastrointestinal tract, the Clysmatic (a gravity type colonic) cleanses and stimulates the lower intestine, two complementary Ayurvedic massages will assist with the elimination of toxins and the balancing of your entire system, and the yoga and meditation facilitates the purification of the mind and the spirit. All of this will take place in a most serene and pure setting.
You will receive direct nutrition with the juices and in addition to the powders and herbal pills taken to eliminate toxins. You will also receive supplements to keep your energy level up. After a few days, you will probably feel more energetic than you have in ages. For some people, this program is not only easy, it is a joy. People who have fasted before, say it is the easiest fast they ever did.
Your chance to lose weight is dependable. If you are too heavy, you will definitely lose weight, but if you already are at your optimum weight you will probably not lose too much. It varies from individual to individual. People who are too skinny and afraid of not having regular meals have experienced that although they lost weight during the detoxifying program. After the purification, they gain weight in all the right places and eating less because of their new ability to assimilate nutrients.
This program will absolutely help you stop smoking. With the elimination of nicotine toxins from your system, your craving for cigarettes will also end. Detox Fasting Yoga Narayana knows of no program more effective in breaking the habit.
Note: Attendance of the entire ashram daily schedule is mandatory.
Christopher Lloyd Pack (Narayana)
Christopher Lloyd Pack (Narayana) is a Sivananda yoga teacher, has been a staff member at Moinhos Velhos for many years and has run fasting and detox programmes in the Sivananda Ashrams for the past 8 years with his wife, Karen Lloyd Pack (Krishna Priya).
Karen Lloyd Pack (Krishna Priya)
Karen Lloyd Pack (Krishna Priya) is a Sivananda yoga teacher, has been a staff member at Moinhos Velhos for many years and has run fasting and detox programmes in the Sivananda Ashrams for the past 8 years with her husband, Christopher Lloyd Pack (Narayana).
The yoga and detox retreat will take place at the Sivananda Meenakshi Ashram, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India.
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