According to Ayurveda, health is not defined as being disease-free. It is the state of normalcy of the three doshas – vata, pitta, and kapha, which broadly represent the nervous system, the metabolic system, and the nutritive system.
These doshas keep the human body, mind, and emotions in balance. A disease or imbalance manifests when the balance among the doshas is disturbed. An Ayurvedic cleanse draws out the toxins from the body, also drawing out excess vata, pitta, and kapha from the tissues into the digestive tract in order to eliminate them. This, in turn, unblocks the channels of the digestive system, blood, lymph etc. and restores balance.
An Ayurvedic cleanse nourishes while it detoxifies, allowing you to rest and regenerate. The Ayurvedic cleanse I offer can be done in tandem or at your own pace. The first week is preparation for the cleanse and a simplification of your diet along with daily routines that cleanse, support and balance. In the second week we dive into the traditional Ayurvedic cleanse of herbal tea, ghee, kichadi and vegetable soup- all supported by yoga, pranayama and meditation. We'll also determine our ayurvedic body/mind constitution.
These practices allow you to create a slow, sustained, balanced change where you are empowered by the long term direction of your health and wellness. Which leads us to the goal of week three: what foods, environment and practices support continued and lifelong health and balance in the emotions, mind and body.