Pre-Program Advice
“Anything worth doing will take time to cultivate and time to practice. Most of all it will take time for its effects to blossom within us and to be revealed.”
∼ Swami Kripalu
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Pre-Program Advice

Samahita Wellness does not claim to be a medical faculty and advises that the health of the individual is their own responsibility. It is important to seek medical advice regarding any health concerns before participating in a De-stress Program.

Preparation Before De-stress Program

Observe Yourself

During the period before the De-stress Program, start to observe yourself. Especially become aware of your life style, sleeping and eating patterns. You do not need to make drastic changes; simply to be more aware will be your first step.


Keep a journal for up to two weeks before the programand continue to keep it through the program and beyond. The journal can be a place where you write your thoughts, wishes and worries. Writing is a wonderful tool for releasing thoughts and for learning how to become more mindful. It will also be a valuable tool for you after your program to review your pre-program thoughts, your thoughts while doing the program, and your post- program state of mind.

Time Management

Understanding how you spend your time can be a very helpful tool for initiating change. You can reserve a section in your journal for this; for example, note how much time you spend each day exercising, cooking, shopping, using the internet, taking care of others, working, pursuing a hobby, being with your partner, relaxing, spending time alone, sleeping and so on. Having an awareness of how you divide your time can help you to create space in your life for the things you need andvalue.


Find 15 minutes in the morning and evening to sit and focus on your breath.

Sit in a comfortable, upright position, on the floor or on a chair, then, bring all the awareness to the breath. Just observe the breathing in and out through the nose without changing the rhythm. If thoughts arise, allow them to come and bring your attention back to the breath.

Dietary Guidelines

From a dietary perspective, it is best to restrict the following for at least 7 days prior to your De-stress Program:

  • Alcohol/drugs/cigarettes
  • Caffeine
  • White sugar
  • White flour
  • Red meat and other animal protein
  • Fried foods
  • Processed foods
  • Table salt

And to increase your intake of these foods:

  • Fresh fruits
  • Fresh vegetables
  • Fresh fruit & vegetable juices
  • Whole grains
  • Legumes
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Water (at least two liters per day)

Try to see the dietary changes as steps on your way to a healthier, happier lifestyle.

We look forward to you joining us here for your De-stress Program.