Ask a Yogi

Ask a Yogi: Best Detox for Your Mind & Body

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You’ve practiced with them on YogaGlo. You’ve followed them on Facebook. You might even take their classes in person once in awhile if they travel to or live in your city. But how well do you know our YogaGlo teachers? Ask a Yogi is back so you can learn more about our teachers by asking questions you’ve always wanted to ask.

From favorite poses and tips for beginners to deeper questions about how their practice has changed their worldview, our teachers will collectively answer a new question each week. If you have a question you’d like to “Ask a Yogi” let us know in the comments and we’ll add your questions to the list.

What is your go-to detox for mind or body?

  • Alex van Frank: I am blessed with healthy liver and kidney function that detox me, naturally. I make sure I get plenty of water and fresh foods to help things move along. I regularly dry brush my skin. I also like taking cold water baths for both mind and body —I dare anyone to not feel a natural high after an icy bath! It really helps improve breathing and mood.
  • Chris Chapple: One hour of junk television per week!!!!
  • Darren Rhodes: Daily body detox: 12 to 16 hours between dinner and breakfast (I don’t do any major fasts or detox programs). Daily mental detox: meditation, pranayama, and asana (yoga postures).
  • David Wagner: Always going back to vegetarian diet. I am a Midwestern meat-eater by birth, but when I need to be clean and clear, a good-old veg diet is always a good choice for my gross body as well as my subtle body. For my mind, definitely the practice of silence when i have the luxury of observing it. If nothing else, I can usually get some silence by avoiding media (TV shows, news, etc).
  • Mary Taylor: Patience. Sticking with consistent practice. Detoxing if treated like a “special” event, or an antidote to living out of harmony doesn’t seem to last. “Detox” as a natural capacity of a fully functioning mind and body seems to be one durable perspective.
  • Noah Maze: Green juice, sunlight and creative learning projects.
  • Steven Espinosa: Fruit. I eat a lot of fruit when I need to detox my body. I tried fasting a few times. But to be honest, it wasn’t for me. For my mind, I turn off my phone and try to disconnect from all social media. Because it’s very easy to get swept up in all the “breaking news” we face on a daily basis. And then I get back to the basics like listening to music, reading a book or cooking myself a nice meal.
  • Taylor Harkness: Comedy. More than ever because of how crazy our politics and world are right now, I try to laugh my ass off as often as possible. Funny shows, books, movies, friends, improv shows, community theatre, etc. I have to laugh daily or I’m going to lose my mind.
  • Tiffany Cruikshank: For body – I’m a big fan of starting your day with juice of half a lemon and dash of apple cider vinegar. For mind- a walk or some sort of retreat into nature. If I’m short on time a quick pranayama session.

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