Have you been feeling off lately? Experiencing poor energy levels and lethargy, feeling sleep deprived and overworked? Well, you are not alone, most of us today are seeing signs of overexertion with new or old health symptoms starting to show up again.
Why does this happen?
Our body is like a machine that has various components working in unison to sustain life. The air we breathe, the food we eat, and our thoughts are the raw materials that are fed into this machine. The machine processes all these and the end products are nutrients and waste products/toxins. Nutrients are absorbed by the body while the waste products & toxins are filtered out safely through various organs like skin, liver, kidneys & lungs. However, the problem arises with our current lifestyle, where the toxin input is much more than our body can throw out.
So, like any other machine, when overloaded the body and organs start shutting down. But we won’t see the signs immediately, because unlike a machine our body is designed to survive. The body starts to compensate by taking these toxins and storing them in our adipose tissue, in our joints and in other extremities. They simply become a load on the organs of detoxification which results in a slowdown and underperformance of that organ.
Over a period of time, this leads to various disorders like liver failure, obesity, chronic fatigue, diabetes, high blood pressure, weight gain, obesity, arthritis, eczema, psoriasis & so on. The important thing to remember though is to take action before the symptoms arise.
A wellness retreat provides you with the perfect escape to help your body and mind find balance once again.
Now back to the question, when is the best time to head to a wellness retreat for a detox?
Ayurveda, the ancient science of life emphasizes the art of living to achieve longevity. In order to achieve this Ayurveda recommends you do a detox at least once a year. This is essential to maintain the balance of the body.
Ayurveda’s preventive and healing therapies use various methods of purification to promote overall well-being and body rejuvenation from guiding individuals in the prevention of disease to long-term maintenance of health.
Ayurveda says that unbalanced dosha/vital energies create waste matter; this waste matter is called Ama in Ayurveda. The best time therefore to embark on a wellness retreat is a seasonal detox treatment for toning your mind-body system.
It can be either done in spring—like a spring cleanse when the external environment starts changing from cold to hot weather/hot to cold or in the monsoon—like a monsoon cleanse when again there is a change in the weather pattern.
As important as it is to observe the environmental changes, it is also important to observe one’s own body as well. If you notice any major changes in your energy levels, skin texture (eczema, itching etc), allergies, digestive disturbances, or sleep disturbances—all these indicate the accumulation or overload of toxins in the body. This would be your first cue to take a break and head out to a wellness retreat. Get away, relax your body and mind, remove the toxins and rebalance, so that you come back re-energised and rejuvenated.
What benefits you can expect from an Ayurveda Detox Retreat?
- A feeling of revitalization and complete rejuvenation.
- A complete detox of body and mind.
- Increased energy, vitality and stamina.
- Increased immunity and resistance to infections and illness.
- Increased metabolism and metabolic balancing for weight control.
- Weight Loss, Fat Loss and Inch Loss.
- Improved digestive functions such as absorption and elimination.
- Reduction in fluid retention.
- Reduced joint aches and pains and increased mobility.
- Reduced symptoms of chronic toxicity.
- Improved sleep patterns and feeling rested and refreshed.
- A greater sense of peace and inner calm.
- Heightened mental clarity, focus, concentration and memory.
- Clearer Brighter Skin and Eyes.
- Improved Condition of Hair and Nails.
- Increased knowledge of personal health and wellness.
- Increased knowledge of optimum nutrition and food choice according to your personality type.
- A better understanding of your personality from an Ayurvedic point of view.
- Feeling happier, Healthier and lighter (physically and mentally).