Back to blog Ionic Yoga™ – Relaxation CD for the IonCleanse® Detox Footbath Sessions Barbara Moroney June 22, 2012 Ionic Yoga™ is a guided relaxation CD that is tailored for use during an IonCleanse® detox footbath session. The CD, based upon the author’s experience of yoga nidra and 22 years of daily yoga practice, employs body and breath awareness, visualizations, and affirmations in a synergistic blend to support a mindset and body environment that will aid the detoxification. Ionic Yoga™ is different from ordinary relaxation music because its body awareness instructions (“become aware of your whole body seated in the chair,”) and intentions (“create a healing intention for this session”) and affirmations (“I am releasing toxins from my body”) are specifically designed to maximize relaxation and the release of toxins during a footbath session. The techniques on this CD synergistically support each other in the following ways: Body and breath awareness – this is simply rotating the focus of the mind on the breath and on different parts of the body. Focusing the mind on the breath and body may seem simple, but to do it well – with complete focus – is a skill that is cultivated and improved over time. As a listener becomes more skilled at mind-focus, eliminating distracting thoughts, he or she becomes more relaxed and present in the moment. A more relaxed body will help support organs during the IonCleanse® detoxification machine process. The benefits also reach beyond the footbath session. Breath and body awareness is one method for creating the relaxation response, a response that, in and of itself, has been shown to reduce blood pressure, strengthen the immune system, lessen fatigue, improve sleep, etc. Intention – at the beginning of the two longer CD tracks the listener is instructed to create a healing intention for the session. This type of instruction comes directly from Yoga Nidra’s Sankalpa, described by the author of one CD as a forward-directed positive intention that one repeats as if it has already taken place. Affirmations – at various times during the CD the listener is reminded to affirm that he or she is willing to release toxins and pains, mental or physical, during the session. Affirmations can create an opening to detoxify to the best of one’s ability. In Total Body Detoxification, a soon-to-be-released book by AMD founder Bob Moroney, his 2nd Law of Detoxification states that a person is only able to release toxins to the extent he or she is willing to let them go. For a practitioner offering the IonCleanse® detox footbath, the opportunity is to provide your clientèle with a deeper detoxification experience and greater release from stress. As a home user, you can replace the temptation to do a footbath while working at an office desk or doing some other mind-engaging, stress-building activity with a time-out experience that returns you more refreshed and focused for your daily routines once the session is over. The Ionic Yoga™ CD contains three separate tracks, a short, 12-minute version, and two that are designed for a full 30-minute footbath session. The third track also includes focusing awareness on the Chakras, to aid in Chakra balancing. To hear samples from the CD tracks, click here.