More and more people are clamoring for full body detoxification, and an increasing number is benefiting from the wonderful detoxification benefits of Ayurveda, a holistic and natural means to cleanse both your body and mind. Detoxification is so much more than cleansing your body with a healthy diet. A good detoxification program should also focus on helping the mind get rid of existing toxins that would in turn have a significant impact on your health.

Prolonged stress harms your body and can lead you to perform less well, compared to when you are calm, relaxed, and able to think clearly and creatively. Sorting out the stress is about stepping off the treadmill of ‘having to get things done’ and instead making your health and well-being your number one priority.

Here are great tips on how you can begin your journey of having a stress free life by full body detoxification:

1. Stress cannot exist if we simply accept a situation. Say you’re running late for an appointment. The mental and emotional stress of your lateness causes biochemical changes in your body. However, it’s not being late that causes these changes. It’s your resistance to being late that does.

2. List the things in your life that are currently causing you stress. It could be your family and friends, life partner, past relationships, career and work, health and vitality, money and wealth or living environment. As you think about the things on your list, go through them one by one and notice how you feel when you stop resisting the current situation and totally accept it.

3. When a stressful situation is hard to accept, then you can ask yourself questions such as:

  • What’s been stopping you from being stress-free?
  • What do you need to learn in order to let go of the stress now?
  • Why should you free yourself of the stress now?
  • How will you benefit from letting go of stress now?

4. Appreciative thoughts put less stress on the body compared with angry thoughts. It causes smooth and regular heart rhythms whereas thoughts of anger and frustration cause uneven and irregular heart rhythms. Hence, it is important to approach life with a positive and grateful attitude.

Remember to put importance to your mind and overall well-being as you undergo full body detoxification. For each of the areas of your life that you have been getting stressed about, write in your journal all the things you are grateful for instead. Then see the difference.

We all have habits. Some are helpful for our health and happiness, whereas others are toxic. An effective full body detoxification program, like Ayurveda, focuses on cleansing both the body and mind of all toxic or harmful wastes. Do you have habits that you desperately wish you could break? Have you ever tried to break a habit, but still continue at it, even if you know that it’s harmful to you? This is why – a lot of people try to let go of a habit by directing their energies on the habit that they wish to get rid of. This gives your unconscious mind an unwanted message as it translates that unwanted habit to a direct order. Doing this will not help, as you will continue with the ever-familiar and unwanted habit. You’ve probably heard of the power of visualization or creating a positive picture in your mind. You can get even better results if you combine a visual image with positive feelings.

Use this full body detoxification mind booster to install any helpful habits you want for yourself:

1. Relax your body and mind completely for up to 1 minute. If your visualization is going to involve you getting animated, then you will probably need to stand, so keep your eyes open, if it is more peaceful, then you may wish to sit.

2. Now enjoy your future for up to 3 minutes. Do this by visualizing yourself enjoying all the benefits of having a helpful habit and feeling how great you would feel. See yourself in the picture and tune into all of the positive feelings associated with the new habit.

3. Spend one minute appreciating the efforts you’ve made to build the new helpful habit. Give yourself a well-deserved pat on the back. Your unconscious mind is designed to choose the options in your life that are the safest and easiest for you. Linking the visual image of the habit in your mind with positive feelings encourages your unconscious mind to install it as a habit.

It takes around 21 days to build a new habit. If you make the commitment that you will never quit, then success becomes inevitable. A genuine commitment comes with no excuses. It makes breaking bad habits inevitable because you focus on the benefits and efforts of the new habits rather than the problems with the old ones. So start making a commitment as you move on in your full body detoxification program.