Meditation is the yoga practice that helps a person to develop mentally and spiritually. There are many forms of meditation, but the meditation taught at Simply Sentient Detox is based on the principle “as you think so you become”. In meditation one should concentrate one’s mind on a positive and uplifting thought. If one does this on a regular basis it leads to a profound state of peace and harmony.

Our instructors, who have years of experience, will show you how to meditate using proven techniques that will enable you to withdraw your mind from the distractions of the “outside” world and concentrate within.

Meditation quiets the central nervous system, lowers blood pressure by as much as 20% and has a profound effect on physical health. In addition the regular practice of meditation builds up a person’s capacity to pay attention and learn anything, making it the best form of mental exercise.

As the mind is drawn within we experience a deeper sense of peace and harmony with life by concentrating on the infinite. With a calm body, a controlled mind and a blissful spirit, we become more ideal human beings, who are ready to render dynamic social service to the world.


Yoga is an ancient system of techniques for all-round health and well being of the individual. These techniques have been tested and refined over thousands of years, and are available to anyone willing to learn them. The scientific and easy-to-learn exercises provide a practical, natural and holistic way to achieve health and vitality. Yoga is not a religion. Anyone from any faith can practice the techniques.

“Yoga and fasting go hand in hand”

The yoga classes are suited to people of all levels. The combination of gentle moving, stretching and twisting together with deep breathing, speeds up the detox process. Through the practice of yoga one can find an inner peace and stillness, which reduces the toxic effects of stress and anxiety. Often during a fast, when the putrefied deposits are being eliminated from the system, old and sometimes forgotten emotions may surface. Yoga can help to deal with these.

“Stress Relief”

Today’s life is full of stress. Although we have reached a high level of increasing tension and fatigue. Despite our modern achievements, many people feel restless and unhappy, because life is not in balance any more. Environmental stress and bad personal habits also add to this strain. All this results in various physical and mental diseases such as depression, high blood pressure, heart disease and even cancer.

“Finding a Balance”

Yoga offers a simple and practical solution to these problems and helps us to find a balance in our life. It enables us to deal effectively with the many challenges we constantly face, and to achieve the inner strength, success and happiness we all desire.


There is more to Yoga than asanas. Meditation is a systematic and scientific way to gently focus the mind. The body’s response to meditation is just the opposite of its reaction to stress. Meditation calms the central nervous system as well as our breathing, heart rate and blood pressure. The regular practice of meditation broadens the scope of your mind, helping you to develop a keener sense of intuition and a deeper understanding of yourself and the world around you. People who meditate typically experience a state of deep inner peace and harmony, which in turn leads to more intense and lasting feelings of happiness and fulfillment.


  • deep relaxation
  • relief from tension and fatigue
  • greater body flexibility
  • energy enhancement
  • better concentration
  • improved memory
  • stronger will power
  • sense of inner calmness
  • heightened self-confidence
  • increased intuitiveness


Regular fasting serves as a natural way to maintain good health, cure disease and improve your state of mind. Fasting cleans out toxins and poisonous wastes from the body and helps to maintain a balanced, stable mental state.

“Fasting to prevent sickness and cure disease”

As a result of our modern lifestyle and diet, the human body easily becomes congested with toxic poisons that cause sickness and disease. Fasting is like internal housecleaning: turning off the constant flow of food into your body and allowing it to cleanse itself automatically.

“Benefits of Fasting”

Fasting allows your entire system to

  • i. rest and rejuvenate;
  • ii. causes the breakdown and excretion of poisonous wastes that have accumulated in the body;
  • iii. burns excessive fat;
  • iv. conserves energy and increases clarity of mind;
  • v. prevents illness; regulates appetite,
  • vi. and makes the skin look younger and more radiant.

Fasting will also help to cure skin eruptions; gas and indigestion; constipation; colds and allergies; and numerous other health problems. Fasting is preventive medicine, a path to improved health and a cure for the disease.

By fasting I have found perfect health, a new state of existence, and a feeling of purity and happiness, something unknown to most humans.     

Upton Sinclair

“Fasting and the effect of the moon”

The best days to fast are three days before the new and full moon. In the same way that the moon’s gravitational attraction causes tides in the ocean during the new and full moon periods, it also causes “tides” in our bodies, which are composed of over 72% water. According to scientific research, during the full and new moon days, and three days before and after, the moon’s gravitational attraction draws the liquid in our bodies upwards into our brain. This excess of fluid in the brain disturbs its functioning, resulting in various mental and physical symptoms such as restlessness, irritability, extremes of emotion, anger and strange behavior. Newspapers and police departments often report increased crime and disturbances during these times. These emotional disturbances start three days before the new and full moons, and fasting without water is a way to negate the disruptive effects of the moon and maintain a calm and balanced mind. This system of yogic fasting has a duration from Sunrise to Sunrise. You begin at Sunrise on the fasting day and eat nothing. If your body is strong you can also refrain from drinking anything. On the next day, you can break the fast with lemon water, then with fruit and other suitable food.

“How to fast”

Some people think that fasting is difficult. But if you prepare yourself for fasting it is not difficult. Prepare yourself physically by taking enough food and also plenty of liquids the day before. Prepare yourself mentally by deciding the night before fasting: “Tomorrow is fasting day, and I am not going to eat anything.” If you take this mental determination prior to the fasting day, you will not be hungry during the fasting day. If you do not make a prior determination, during the fasting day you will start to think maybe I should eat, and fast another day. Decide before hand and you will be able to complete your fast.
After fasting, you should take some lemon water with a bit of salt. This drink helps to flush the digestive system, eliminating waste material that might otherwise remain in the body if you didn’t fast. All in all, fasting is one of the best practices for maintaining physical, mental and spiritual health.
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Please note: Children, pregnant women and nursing mothers should not fast.

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