Why did I decide to visit the Anamchara Detox Retreat?
First and foremost I wanted to lose some weight, but also to kick start me into a healthier way of living.
Ideally you should be looking to take part in the juice fast for a week, but Anamchara are able to offer shorter retreats if you feel that is too long. I opted to do four days which started on the Friday with a fast.
I arrived on Friday evening at Moorleaze Farm, near Frome in Somerset to a warm welcome from Justin and Karen who run the retreat. Shortly after arriving I was given my first juice and supplements, which was very welcome after not eating all day! I was then shown around the farm and then taken to my cottage, which was really well equipped and very comfortable.
I decided against the early morning yoga, as I didn’t feel great when I woke up. It seemed that my body was already reacting to the juice fast and starting to detox! The days at Anamchara are filled with options of yoga, Pilates, aquacise, swimming, nutrition talks and walking, and you can do as much or as little as you like.
In the afternoon after a brief siesta, I decided that I would join in with aquacise and then have a go at Pilates for the first time. Due to low energy levels I was absolutely shattered afterwards and decided after a great deep tissue massage to have an early night.
Wow what a shock, I woke up feeling quite energetic and raring to go which I wasn’t expecting at all as I had felt so bad the previous day. To utilise this energy, I decided to go for an early morning swim and enjoyed the pool to myself for half an hour. Late morning I took part in aquacise again as well as doing Pilates in the afternoon. To finish my day off I had a colon massage, which is great for stimulate the colon and helps with the colonic irrigations.
This would be my last day at Moorleaze, so I was going to juice fast until lunchtime and then eat some fruit to give the energy boost to enable me to travel home. Again feeling really energetic I took part in aquacise again, followed by a few lengths of the pool. Even though this was the fourth day of my detox I could see and feel that I had lost weight and my eyes and skin was looking brighter. After receiving my fruit bag and strict instructions on how to continue the detox at home for the next couple of weeks, I departed Moralize 9lbs lighter and feeling fantastic inside!
This retreat is not for the ‘faint hearted’ as you need to feel comfortable about performing the colonic irrigations which are an essential part of the detox programme. But I would recommend this retreat to any bride that wants to lose weight or take a few days out to de-stress.
But you must bear in mind to maximise your time with Anamchara you need to be committed to making changes in your life with both diet and exercise.
Anamchara Detox Retreats,
Tel: 0207 603 7744
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