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8 Natural Cleansing Practices

Lisa Mitchell
March 1, 2013
Lisa Mitchell
Registered Yoga Teacher
By Lisa Mitchell
Registered Yoga Teacher
Lisa Mitchell is an ERYT-500 Yoga-Alliance-certified instructor. She owns a hot yoga studio in Pennsylvania where she teaches 200-hour teacher trainings and helps children with autism practice yoga.
March 1, 2013

Increased awareness in health and well-being has many people turning to natural cleanses practices. Cleanses can assist those who wish to lose weight or hope to find increased vitality and energy levels. Others turn to natural cleanses out of desperation brought on by years of suffering with chronic conditions, and are looking for the relief that modern medicine has not give them. Natural cleanses or detoxes are intended to remove toxins trapped in the body. Proponents of natural cleanses claim that a strict dietary and lifestyle regimen that relaxes the digestive system will allow your body to rid itself of years of toxins trapped in our cells, although strict scientific evidence has been inconclusive thus far. Here are 8 easy practices that can be incorporated to bring the mind, body and spirit into an increased state of balance.

Enjoy A Light Fruit Breakfast

It is best not to mix fruits with other foods. Eat slowly, and notice the flavors and taste. Be thankful for the food.  


Eat A Light, Fresh, Green Dinner

A dinner salad is a great option to finish your meals. Be sure to add fresh vegetables and vegetable juices throughout the day. Most importantly, stay with fresh, natural, live foods. Avoid packaged, canned, fried and processed foods, as well as refined sugars as much as possible.

Have A Green Protein Drink

I love to use a plant-based protein shake, blended them with raw almond butter, raw macadamia nut butter, a tablespoon of flax seed oil, and almond milk. Feel free to find your own all-natural combination.  

Yoga & Prayer

Incorporate prayer/meditation, and yoga into your daily routine. This is essential in bringing the 'dis' out of disease. 

Get Outside!

Limit your time on the computer and watching television, and get fresh air and sunshine, if possible every day. 


Drink Warm Water & Lemon

One of the biggest benefits of lemons and hot water is that it serves as a digestive aid, as the lemon interaction with the digestive tract aides in food digesting properly. Drinking lemons and hot water regularly helps to eliminate waste within the body, helping to relieve ailments such as constipation and diarrhea. The cleansing properties of hot water and lemon also relieve indigestion. 

Wheatgrass Shots

Drink 2 ounces of freshly squeezed wheatgrass juice (both nutritionally rich and extremely detoxifying). You will need a juicer, but a manual wheatgrass juicer is not very expensive. However, if you purchase a twin cylinder cold press juicer, it can be used for all kinds of vegetables and fruits.

Use A Neti Pot

The basic explanation of how the Neti pot works is that it thins mucus and helps flush it out of the nasal passages. If you're one of the millions of Americans dealing with sinus problems, you know how uncomfortable clogged nasal passages can be. Many sinus sufferers have turned to nasal saline irrigation, a therapy that uses a salt and water solution to flush out the nasal passages with the use of a Neti pot. The Neti pot has been around for centuries, as it stems from Ayurveda and yogic practices

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Lisa Mitchell
Registered Yoga Teacher

Lisa Mitchell is an ERYT-500 Yoga-Alliance-certified instructor. Mitchell owns the hot vinyasa yoga studio, Dana Hot Yoga, where she also directs 200-hour yoga teacher trainings. Mitchell completed her doctoral studies in special education and utilizes her knowledge to help children with Autism Spectrum Disorder practice yoga. She currently resides in Pennsylvania and when she's not teaching yoga, she serves as an adjunct professor in the graduation education department of St. Joseph's University and is a mother to two daughters.