How to detox your body this International Yoga Day?

How to detox your body this International Yoga Day?

How to detox your body this International Yoga Day, 2018?


If you have come back from rehab recently or sometime back, you would have learned that a successful detox treatment is that which has helped your body to recover and taught you the techniques to refrain from relapsing. One of the best ways to feel healthy and be healthy for the long run is to practice yoga. Whether you are new to yoga or have been practicing for some time, the International Yoga Day is a perfect time to bump up your yoga practice to get fit and healthy.

The International Yoga Day is celebrated on 21st of June all over the world since its inception in 2015. Yoga originated in India, and it is a combination of physical, mental and spiritual practice. Yoga can help to keep your body to stay physically fit through its asanas or poses. On the other hand, the breathing exercises (pranayama) and meditation (dhyana) help to discipline the mind.

It is needless to say that yoga can help you stay healthy and clean, at the same time increase your mental power so that you can build a resisting wall against temptation towards relapsing.

This International Yoga Day, let’s promise to eat healthy food and learn some best ways to detox through yoga and gain your health back. Yoga asanas require a lot of body strength to perform them correctly. To supply the power you need, you have to eat healthy food both before and after your yoga sessions. As a rule of thumb, your diet should comprise the right amount of good fats, proteins, carbohydrates, nutrient-dense ingredients.

Most practitioners do not like to stuff themselves before doing a session. It is uncomfortable to do the asanas, especially one that requires to twist, bend backward and inversions. Ideally, you should try to eat at least two to three hours before the session, so that your body gets some time to digest the food. If you get hungry quite often, you can choose to have a small snack one hour before your practice. Many people want to practice yoga early in the morning because your stomach is empty which makes it is easy to flex your body.

Let’s look at how to get your hands on healthy food before and after the session.


Eating before a yoga session

Those who prefer to practice yoga in the morning, it is better to eat bananas with honey or berries at least 45 min before your practice. You can also start your day with dried fruits, homemade protein bars, oatmeal, fruit smoothies, eggs or protein shack to get the energy for a productive morning.

For those choosing to practice during the evening, you can have a small snack one hour before your practice. You can add a bowlful of steam vegetables, salads, or even dry fruits and nuts to keep yourself energized throughout the yoga session.


Eating post to a yoga session

A good yoga session can result in a lot of water loss from the body. It is essential that you replenish your electrolytes after the session to avoid cramps. Drink water 30 minutes post your session. You can gorge on some fresh seasonal fruits or vegetable salads. You can also have hard-boiled eggs, a light sandwich, yogurt with dry seeds, nuts and cereals.


Food to avoid before and after yoga

Avoid eating a large meal before your yoga class. Oily and spicy food tend to slow down your digestion process, so refrain from eating them. Staying well hydrated is the key to a having a good yoga session be it in the morning or evening. Even a slight sign of dehydration can result in loss of focus.



We sweat a lot during asanas in yoga which helps to remove toxins from the body. Hence yoga is a great tool to detox the body and get on the road to be healthy. This International Yoga Day 2018, lets promise to include yoga in our daily life as much as possible and create a healthy mind in a healthy body.

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