21 Day Meditation Detox
Many cultures and spiritual traditions throughout the entire world practice meditation. It is an ancient method of body and mind cleansing that brings stress relief, clarity, calm and lots of health benefits.
Too much stress brings havoc over the body, causing serious health issues such as heart disease, weakened immunity, infection and many types of cancer. Deepak Chopra, MD is a best selling author and mediation guru who came up with a 21 Day Meditation Detox for both the body and the mind.
What Is Meditation Detox?
Meditation means quieting your mind for the body to start repairing itself. Deepak Chopra focuses on four life scenes to meditate over, and those are: love and relationships, success, higher consciousness, health and well being. The meditation goes like this:
Get in a comfortable position, with your legs crossed, close your eyes and start focusing on your own breath. Let the thoughts wander in your mind until you find that perfect, empty space in-between your thoughts.
Inspire and expire, allowing the air to travel easily, in a natural rhythm. Focus your attention on each part of the body, especially the heart. Allow sensations, images and feelings and get in touch with higher self.
Close with “Om bhavam namah”, meaning “I am absolute existence; I am a field of infinite possibilities.” Repeat it a few times, with your eyes closed.
Engage in this meditation every day for 21 Day Meditation Detox until you make a habit from it.
What Foods Should You Consume While On This Program?
The First Rule goes like this:
Eliminate the F.L.U.N.C. in your daily regime.
F = Frozen foods
L = Leftover foods
U = Unnatural
N = Nuked
C = Canned
When prepared, the nucleus of such foods gets destroyed. Go for a plant-based diet and consume high-quality meat, chicken, fish and dairy in moderation.
What Foods To Eat During 21 Day Meditation Detox
The second rule is about including 6 tastes with every meal. The astringent, bitter, pungent, salty, sour and sweet tastes should be incorporated with every meal that you consume. Deepak Chopra is from India, so he is an ayurveda master, the earlier mentioned principle being an ayurvedic rule. This is how this theory is being explained:
Astringent foods such as beans, green apples, grape skins, cauliflower, pomegranates and tea, absorb water and tighten tissues.
Bitter foods have anti-inflammatory, detoxifying and disease-preventing capabilities. Being loaded with natural phytochemicals, they include green, leafy vegetables, kale, celery, broccoli, sprouts and beets.
Pungent foods contain natural antioxidants and infection-fighting compounds. Peppers, chilies, onions, garlic, cayenne, curry, turmeric, black pepper, cloves, ginger and mustard stimulate digestion and metabolism.
Salty foods help stimulate digestion but you don’t need to exaggerate with them, as too much salt causes heart disease and fluid retention.
Sour foods such as citrus reduce the insulin-stimulating effects of carbs.
Sweet foods such as whole grains, starchy vegetables, dairy, meat, chicken, fish, honey and molasses build tissues and calm nerves.
Eat In Moderation
The third rule is about moderation. Many overweight people don’t portion their food, ending up to consume way much more calories than they actually need. In order to determine your ideal food portion, join the hands together, with your fingertips touching so they form a bowl. 2 of these handfuls is the ideal food portion for you.