Ayurveda places great importance on detoxification during the transitional seasons of spring and fall and considers this the most important time to clear ama from the tissues and build ojas. In spring, as the warmer weather melts the winter freeze, the same is happening within you, making it easier for the body to eliminate ama. Cleansing in the Spring will strengthen your immunity, prevent seasonal spring allergies and prevent weight gain. Fall cleansing will support your immunity and prevent flu, colds and strengthen the digestive fire and prevent vata type challenges.
Benefits of Seasonal Cleansing
Yes you can continue your daily routine, work/life schedule.
14 days: 7 days of pre-cleanse where you will be supported to eliminate alcohol, caffeine, sugar, meats, gluten, etc. 7 days of active cleansing where you will use your cleanse kit and consume a nourishing ayurvedic dish called kichadi.
No, this is not a fast. You will feel nourished and satisfied!
DIY At-home Cleanse
Does a reset towards health and good habits sound like something you need?
Good health begins in our gut and relies on our ability to fully metabolize the nutritional, emotional, and sensory information that we ingest. When our digestive energies, known as agni’s, are healthy, we create strong tissues, eliminate waste products efficiently, and have stable mind emotions – we are naturally flowing with enthusiasm and joy! When agni is strong, we also produce a subtle essence called ojas. Ojas is our inner sap and is the basis for mental clarity, physical strength, and good immunity. Certain foods, like trans-fats, alcohol, and sugar can lead to digestive issues, inflammation, and cancer. These foods also weaken our agni, and create an accumulation of toxic residue known as ama. Some indications of ama are weight gain, allergies, congestion, headaches, fatigue, chronic pain, low energy, poor memory, brain fog, moodiness, acne, dry, itchy or inflamed skin.
I have found tremendous benefits in the Ayurvedic approach of using food as medicine and gentle cleansing to re-igniting my digestive fire and incorporate healthy habits during the change of the seasons. This gentle cleanse ensures pure, nutrient-rich food enters the bloodstream while supporting optimal liver, gall bladder, and colon function.
An annual ayurvedic cleanse will leave you feeling satisfied, eliminate toxins from the tissue, decrease stress, elevate energy, increase ojas, restore mental clarity and creativity, give you youthful, radiant skin, improve digestion, and bring balance between mind, body, and spirit!