yoga detox retreats' juice fasting retreats are a thorough cleanse and detox for the entire digestive tract. We use psyllium & clay shakes together with herbal colonic cleansers to clean the digestive tract from the top, down... and self-administered enemas to clean from down, up.
On our yoga detox programmes we generally use a coffee enema in the morning which are great for detoxing the liver, and a herbal enema in the evening which is more nourishing for the colon. Sometimes we use lemon water, barley grass or wheatgrass solution too.
Other devices sometimes used include clysmatics and colema boards, which are simply variations of the simple enema. They do exactly the same job as an enema.
A previous client of mine was curious as to the effectiveness of the programme, and wanted to ensure her body was optimally cleansed, so she had booked a colonic irrigation session immediately following her detox cleanse. She reported back that the hydro-therapist was amazed that nothing came out - she was that clean. So, the enema is slower and gentler but just as - if not more - effective
Enemas help remove the accumulations of putrefied faeces and mucoid plaque which may line the walls of the large intestine. These accumulations can harbor parasites or pathogenic gut flora, causing nonspecific symptoms and general ill-health. It is not that uncommon for someone to find a marble or other such object that they swallowed as a child, come out with the mucoid plaque on a detox programme.
Enemas and colonic cleansing are not new theories or practices but date back to medical beliefs of the Ancient Egyptians and Greeks... and even further back - 5000 years, to the ancient rishis and Yogis of India who practised 'Vasti Kriya'. They would sit in a water tub or a river or in a tank and suck the water into the stomach through the anus, sometimes using a small bamboo stick as the tube, or no tube at all - simply muscle control, breathing techniques and willpower. Using the modern day enema is much easier, but it's the same principle.