Seven day detox completed!!
When I mention that I am on a detox cleansing program for 7 days most people put on a look that’s hard to describe. It’s kind of a combination of consternation, agony and terror.
I think what scares people most is that they think they might starve to death. When it really is nothing like that at all.
It is true that the first 2 days consist of fasting on only pure water, and green and herbal teas. But once I go without food for a while, I can see why fasting is a big part of so many of the worlds religions and has been around for thousands of years as a spiritual practice. There is a special kind of “high” that goes with it, which is hard to explain.
After 2 days of fasting, for the next 5 days I eat only fresh fruits, vegetables and brown rice.
Every day is spent practicing yoga, meditating,taking walks, enjoying saunas or herbal baths, relaxing and reading spiritual books. I try to make it like my own little at home “spa” retreat.
It really it a delightful week set aside just for me. For me to withdraw from the “hurry-up keep-up” world we live in. For me to give my body a time to rest and cleanse from all the toxins we are exposed to. For me to relax, rejuvenate, and enjoy myself.
Maybe some people think it takes a certain frame of mind, a special attitude, and a lot of discipline to spend a whole week on a detox cleansing fast. And maybe that’s true.
But to me it’s a special time spent pampering myself, knowing I am spending quality time to enhance my health and well-being.