17 Mar – After revealing that she has been undergoing a meditative gymnastic programme in Bali recently, Ellen Adarna stated that she did so to help with her mental health.
As reported on Push, in a series of Instagram Stories posted last weekend, the actress wrote that she did the mental training because she was "stuck in this black hole for almost three years".
"My anti-depressants didn't do me any good, it made me immobile and numb. I was getting weaker mentally and emotionally-something had to be done. I can now finally say, after years of struggling... I am no longer a prisoner in my own mind. Ahhhh!!! Freedom we meet again," she added.
The training, which was organised by the Kokoro Team Bali, consists of a series of meditative and physical challenges - including balancing on bricks, five-hour meditation, going on a vegetarian diet. and isolating oneself for 14 days.
"My mentors took videos and pics so I can see my progress and achievements and how I dealt with my demons. He documented some of the exercises so I can look back, be reminded, and say I did it. I was isolated for one week, no phone, no contact with the outside world. This is a one on one training. 14 days straight, 14 days vegetarian," she wrote.
Adarna took a long hiatus from her showbiz career in 2017 after being pregnant with John Lloyd Cruz's baby. Their son Elias was born the year after. Although they never confirmed their relationship, it was reported that the two of them broke up last year.
(Photo Source: Ellen Adarna Instagram)