8 Days YOGIC DETOX Package

  • Overview
    • Feeling sluggish, heavy, wishing to change certain habits in your lifestyle and looking for the right kick-start? At Nepal Yoga Retreat, we offer a 9 day Yogic Detox for anyone seeking to better themselves physically, mentally & spiritually.  The outcomes will include better concentration, a deeper Yoga practice and a renewed energy to take forward in your life. We offer a wonderful 9 day experience, where you will not only feel refreshed, rejuvenated and good as new, but you will also learn valuable advice to take home with you to continue pursuing a healthy toxin free life.
      The Importance of Yogic Detox
      Tears, sneezes, mucus, sweat, urine & excrement are all nature’s way of detoxification. If we can find a way to have these working in an optimum manner, we should be able to free our body and our mind of the accumulation of toxins causing diseases and various forms of addiction(food, nicotine etc).
      At Nepal Yoga Retreat, we offer four unique techniques, Neti (nasal cleansing), Kunjal Kriya (cleansing of the stomach), Shankhaprakshalana or varisara dhauti (entire digestive cleansing ), Kapalbhati Kriya (frontal brain purification through breathing) all accompanied by specific yoga asanas in a relaxing and nurturing atmosphere.

      In the Yogic Detox package, over 9 days you will detoxify your entire body through Shankhaprakshalana Kriya, through the practices of specific Asanas (Yoga poses) and drinking a specific amount of warm salty water. As well as other powerful detoxification but less invasive techniques, such as nasal irrigation (Jala Neti), and the stomach wash (Kunjal). These are some of the most effective techniques to improve health immunity, increase concentration and improve flexibility.  These detoxification techniques, particularly Shankhaprakshalana are extremely beneficial and powerful because it cleanses your whole body from mouth to anus redeeming the maximum impact upon our health.  Ultimately they help detoxify at all levels mentally and spiritually.
      Modern science argues that the cause of degenerating health, lethargy, loss of energy, decay and premature ageing lies in toxin build up in the body. Toxins, themselves, are a result of our living style, environment and emotional patterns. The quality of the food we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink combined with our emotional pulls and pressures, cause certain hormones to secrete which have a tendency to leave behind toxins. Because this is a natural process, it is believed that ideally, twice a year we should detoxify our body. At Nepal Yoga Retreat, we offer a holistic approach to support your detoxification. We’ll discuss the development of behavioral changes which will help to prevent the buildup of toxins through various practices and meditative techniques. And in the short term, Hatha Yoga preaches 6 purifying techniques “satkarama”; of which some can pre practice daily, some weekly and some bi-annually.

      THE BENEFITS OF YOGIC DETOX

      • Purifies the blood
      • Tones the liver and the digestive organs
      • Helps to develop immunity by eliminating the toxins.
      • Stimulates the mind and aids in removing lethargy (tamas).
      • Washes the colon, sinus tracts, the stomach, and eyes
      • Stimulates vitality and helps slow down ageing.
      • Recharges the entire pranic body
      • Purifies all the chakras and removes blockages of the nadis
      • Gives higher energy level
      • Calms the mind for higher states of consciousness
      • Develops greater awareness

      Individuals who have experienced the ancient methods of detoxification Shankhaprakshalana with us at Nepal Yoga retreat feel the wonderful positive effects to their health.

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      What is Shankaprakshalan & Why?
      Is the Hatha Method of cleansing of the entire digestive tract through Asanas, drinking warm salty water and defecation. It leaves your entire alimental canal clean of all impurities allowing a better and more effective absorption of nutrients to the blood. It takes approximately 1.5 to 2 hours to do and requires 2 days of rest and relaxation afterwards.
      It is a method only to be attempted in an ashram or retreat under the guidance of a competent teacher such as Dr Chintamani, who has had 18 years experience in the field and has helped many individuals through this practice with success.
      The intestine is just like a conch shell. Purification of intestine really rejuvenates the person. Because our stomach contains about 54 feet long intestine, it is never cleaned. Toxins gradually form layers in the intestine. When toxins create a layer they block the membrane of the lysosomes from performing their natural function. This leads to the buildup of toxins. Due to this, the excretion and secretion of juices does not take place properly, which results in inefficient indigestion, acid reflex and other diseases.

      What is Kunjal & Why?
      Kunjal is another Hatha Yoga method of purification also known as Jala Dhauti, where the entire stomach is cleansed. This is performed by drinking salt water on an empty stomach which causes the body to regurgitate through vomiting any remnants of bile or mucus left in the stomach leaving your stomach clean and new.


      What is Jala Neti & Why?
      Jala Neti is a nasal cleanse to remove excess mucus lodged in the nostrils. By rinsing the nostrils one by one with lukewarm salty water, the mucus is eliminated through opposite nostril. It is non invasive procedure that can be done in 5 minutes which can be done everyday. This method leaves your sinuses clear and allows better respiration which ultimately enhances your daily yoga practice.


      Fasting (optional)
      You are welcome to go about your day as you would do normally when fasting, just be mindful of the effects to your body, stamina and breathing. We ask you be more aware of the effects of the environment on your wellbeing affected by your fast. Drink plenty of water and let the sun energize you!


      Fasting can me a means to cure oneself of certain discomforts or mild diseases. If the disease is created by an abnormal accumulation of toxins in the system, it stands to reason that fasting will help in their elimination from the system. The membranous linings of the stomach and intestine which act as a “sponge” to absorb food materials are now “squeezed” to throw out the waste matter from the system. 

      All our cleansing activities will be managed with experienced and qualified support open to your own awareness of your capabilities and intentions.

       

       

       

       

       

  • Courses & Curriculum
  • Include/Exclude
    • Benefits witnessed include:

      • Lightness
      • Feeling good as new, a fresh start
      • Increased positive moods and sensation
      • Better concentration and improved meditation and yoga practice
      • Clarity of the mind and increase flexibility
      • Cessation of cravings and reduced desires
      • Relief from psychological disorders such as depression, moodiness, dullness and lethargy
      • Overall feeling of being recharged
      • Helps weight loss

      Precautions and Contra-indications
      People with heart or kidney problems, high blood pressure, heart disease, or who have had a stroke, stomach ulcer, colitis (inflammation of colon) and serious gastric problems should not practice SP. Those suffering from any medical condition should seek guidance from their doctor before attempting it, especially those taking, medication. This practice must be avoided during pregnancy. Women menstruating must avoid SP on the actual day, adjustments to the schedule can be made accordingly.
      People who take antibiotics or regular medication should be prepared to stop their treatment for at least 3 days or more after the practice.
      Anyone who has practices this type of detox in the last 5 months should not attempt it.
      Extra care should be taken if detox occurs during cold months

      What to Expect Before and After
      BEFORE- Pre-requisites of the practice

      • One should be committed and mentally prepared to follow all the guidelines of this Yogic Detox. Carelessness can be harmful to your health.  It is a powerful detox with immense rewards, but it also requires immense dedication.
      • Have an open mind and be prepared to talk about what is going on with your body during Shankhaprakshalana.
      • Proper yoga clothing, yoga mat, blanket (to cover the body), small towel.
      • Weather climate and temperature must be favorable on the day of practice.
      • One should take light dinner on the previous day not later than 8pm. Nothing should be taken in the morning of the practice. There is also the option to fast, but this must be discussed on site with Dr Chintamani beforehand.

      BE PREPARED TO AVOID THE FOLLOWING FOODS FOR AT LEAST 7 DAYS

      • Fried
      • Processed
      • Sweet
      • Fatty
      • Meats
      • Nutts
      • Spices and Spicy food
      • Alcohol
      • Smoking

      AFTER

      • An initial feeling exhaustion may arise immediately after Shankhaprakshalana, but this sensation dissipates with rest and relaxation. However you must be prepared to fight the urge to sleep for the remaining day.  With this feeling of exhaustion our guests have also witnessed sensations of euphoria as well as deep contemplation. One must be prepared to witness all sorts of feelings and thoughts during the recuperation period after detox. To each his own experience!
      • Body must be kept warm to prevent chills and fever. Cover the body with blanket if necessary.
      • Avoid hard work on that day mentally and physically. Also avoid travelling, hot sun exposure, sitting near a fire, basically avoid any form of exercise and mental stress.
      • Be committed to avoid caffeinated or cold drinks, alcohol, cigarettes, all chemically processed, non vegetarian, and spicy foods for at least a week (the longer you abstain the better you will feel). Eat simple, bland easy to digest food like Kicheri. Use common sense after one week in food and lifestyle choices
      • Avoid all fruits especially acidic fruits such as oranges, pineapples, grape fruits, milk and milk products for 3 days.
      • Regular bowl movements may not commence for 3 days after the practice. You may experience them before, but do not be alarmed if this is not the case. It is normal as you have cleaned your whole alimental canal.
  • Daily Schedule
    • Day 1
      After Noon    Check in, welcome-tea and briefing
      Until 17:30 (Summer)    Room arrangement/ shower & rest
      Until 16:30 (Winter)
      17:30 to 18:00 (summer)    Herbal tea
      16:30 to 17:00 (winter)
      19:00 to 19:45 (Summer)    Dhyana  (meditation)
      18:00 to 18:45 (winter)
      20:30 (Summer)    Dinner
      19:30 (Winter)
      22:30 (Summer)    Bed time  (Light out)
      21:30 (winter)

      Day 2 & 3
      7:00 (summer & Winter) Wake up, Yogic Cleanse, Herbal Tea
      7:30 (Summer & Winter) Prayer, warm up, surya namaskar, asana, breathing
      9:00 – 10:00 (Summer&  Winter) Breakfast Time
      10:00 – 11:00(Summer)  Detox Theory Discourse
      13:00 to 14:00 (Summer & Winter) Lunch Time
      14:00 to 15:00 (Summer & Winter) Kirtan (chanting with music)/ Hike/ Massage/ Steam Bath, Sirodhara
      15:00 to 17:30 (Summer) Walks/ Hike in surrounding area / Monastery & Panchalaxmi Temple / Self practice / Sightseeing
      15:00 to 18:30 (Winter)
      18:30 to 19:00 (Summer) Herbal Tea
      17:30 to 18:00 (Winter)
      19:00 to 19:45 (summer) Dhyana (meditation)
      18:00 to 18:45 (winter)
      20:30 (Summer) Fasting or Dinner
      19:30 (Winter)
      21:00(Summer) discussion together on yoga philosophy
      20:00 (Winter)
      22:30 (Summer) Bed Time (Lights Out)
      21:30 (winter)

      Day 4
      7:00 (summer & Winter) Wake up, Yogic Cleanse, Herbal Tea
      7:30 (Summer & Winter) Prayer, warm up, surya namaskar, asana, breathing
      9:00 – 10:00 (Summer&  Winter) Fasting or Breakfast Time
      10:00 – 11:30(Summer) Laghu Shankhaprakshalan, Kunjal, Neti
      13:00 to 14:00 (Summer & Winter)  Fasting or Lunch Time
      14:00 to 15:00 (Summer & Winter)
      15:00 to 17:30 (Summer) Relax/ Massage/ Steam bath/ Sirodhara / Hike
      15:00 to 18:30 (Winter)
      18:30 to 19:00 (Summer) Herbal Tea
      17:30 to 18:00 (Winter)
      19:00 to 19:45 (summer) Dhyana (meditation)
      18:00 to 18:45 (winter)
      20:30 (Summer) Fasting or Dinner
      19:30 (Winter)
      21:00(Summer) discussion together on yoga philosophy
      20:00 (Winter)
      22:30 (Summer) Bed Time (Lights Out)
      21:30 (winter)

      Day 5
      7:00 (summer & Winter) Wake up,  morning walk, herbal Tea
      7:30 (Summer & Winter) Prayer, warm up, surya namaskar, asana, breathing
      9:00 – 10:00 (Summer&  Winter) Breakfast Time
      10:00 – 12:00(Summer) Detox Theory Discourse with Q&A
      13:00 to 14:00 (Summer & Winter) Lunch Time
      14:00 to 15:00 (Summer & Winter)
      15:00 to 18:30 (Winter)    Relax/ Massage/ Sirodhara/ Steam Bath/  Short hike
      15:00 to 17:30 (Summer)
      18:30 to 19:00 (Summer) Herbal Tea
      17:30 to 18:00 (Winter)
      19:00 to 19:45 (summer) Dhyana (meditation)
      18:00 to 18:45 (winter)
      20:30 (Summer) Yogic special dinner
      19:30 (Winter)
      21:00(Summer) discussion together on yoga philosophy
      20:00 (Winter)
      22:30 (Summer) Bed Time (Lights Out)
      21:30 (winter)

      Day 6
      7:00 (summer & Winter) Wake up, morning walk and discussion
      7:30 to 9:00 (variable To be determined with guest) (Summer & Winter) Shankhaprakshalan, Kunjal, Neti
      10:00  (variable)(Summer&  Winter) Yogic special breakfst
      11:00 to 13:00(Summer) (winter) Rest
      13:00 to 14:00 (Summer & Winter) Yogic Special Lunch
      15:00 to evening (Summer)(winter) Recuperation period, relax, Rest, Read, and small walk to Eco-farm
      19:30 to 20:30 (Winter)(Summer) Yogic Special Dinner
      21:00(Summer) Bed Time (Lights Out)
      20:00 (Winter)

      Day 7 & 8
      7:00 to 7:30 (summer & Winter) Wake up,  morning walk, herbal Tea
      9:00 – 10:00 (Summer&  Winter) Breakfast Time
      10:00 – 12:00(Summer) Recuperation period, relax, read, self study
      13:00 to 14:00 (Summer & Winter) Lunch Time
      14:00 to 15:00 (Summer & Winter) Recuperation Period/ Relax/ Massage or Steam Bath/  hike
      15:00 to 18:30 (Winter)
      15:00 to 17:30 (Summer)
      18:30 to 19:00 (Summer) Herbal Tea
      17:30 to 18:00 (Winter)
      19:00 to 19:45 (summer) Dhyana (meditation)
      18:00 to 18:45 (winter)
      20:30 (Summer) Yogic Special Dinner
      19:30 (Winter)
      21:00(Summer) discussion together on yoga philosophy
      20:00 (Winter)
      22:30 (Summer) Bed Time (Lights Out)
      21:30 (winter)

      Day 9
      7:00 (summer & Winter) Wake up,  morning walk, Satkarma, herbal Tea
      7:30 to 9:00 (Summer & Winter) Prayer, warm up, Yogasana, Breathing exercise
      9:00 – 10:00 (Summer&  Winter)  Breakfast Time
      10:00 – 12:00(Summer & Winter) Therapy / Shower/Pack the bag
      12:00 (Summer & Winter) Check out

      Note: These additional programs are included with detox Package:

      • 2 theoretical lessons 90 minutes.
      • Sitkarma techniques: Dhauti, Neti, Kapal Bhati, Laghu Shankhaprakshana and Basti  Kriya
      • Healing therapy fasting
      • Healing therapy, Massage (3) Sirhodhara (1) and Steam bath

       

  • Price & Dates
    • Tariff for Full Package:

      • US$ 600 for one guest private room (with toilet/bath)
      • US$ 400 each for two guests for twin room (with toilet/bath)

      Note: All rates are subjected to 10% service charge.

      Note – Yogic Detox is available
      September 1st  to 9th, September 20th to 28th
      October 1st to 9th, October 20th to 28th
      March 1st to 9th, March 20th to 28th
      April 1st to 9th, April 20 to 28th
      May 1st to 9th, May 20th to 28th

      If you these periods do not suit you, we can arrange otherwise, keeping a mind, a 15% increase in charge will occur. Please contact us for more information, we would be happy to help you in your arrangements.
      In Nepalese culture there are many traditional festivals such as Ropain Jatra (rice planting festival), Teej (Women’s festival), Dasain (national festival), Deepawali (Light and Laxmi festival also known as festival of brothers and sisters), Mashivaratri (Lord Shiva’s festival), Buddha Purnima (Lord Buddha’s special day), as well as Nepali New Year and many more….. These occur throughout the year venerated by every Nepali and during these festive dates, at our center, we welcome you with open arms to join in as part of the family. Please inquire when you make your booking.

       

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