Imagine not taking your car for an oil change at least once a year even if you don’t drive it that much.
Think of the congestion, accumulation, rust, breaking down over time, etc. And then imagine if on top of that you drive it into the ground with long trips, stop-and-start driving,neglect, no car-washes, or very little TLC.
Like your car, your body will take misuse for a while and operate on very little. However, signs of disease and discomfort will start to show up and this is very stressful. In Ayurveda we focus on transformation rather than feeling stuck in old habits and patterns.
Make a commitment to your health and your life with new awareness and excitement. Get yourself ready for the fall!
The first phase of an Ayurvedic cleanse is preparation. Rajasic-stimulating trigger foods (refined sugars, caffeine, garlic, spicy foods, processed foods, animal foods) are eliminated from the diet and supportive practices introduced.
Phase two is about removing toxins from the deeper tissue layers to be eliminated through the digestive tract. This is all about eating a simple Ayurvedic ‘super food’ called kitchari. This mono-meal of split mung beans and basmati rice with spices and ghee is easy to digest, easy to prepare, and easy to eat (it’s delicious really). In this phase, the body eliminates unwanted sticky substances that may well be the precursors to disease. And subsequently, sends a message to the brain that you are in the process of rejuvenation and healing.
Phase three is sustainability. This the most important phase of any cleanse where awareness around eating and practices for the fall are integrated as seasonal foods are reintroduced and good habits solidified.
Now is a great time to consider doing a simple fall cleanse. A cleanse is an easy way to buffer your health and protect your well-being for the coming months and beyond.