March is here and the spring equinox March 20th is upon us, Ayurveda tells us this is an ideal time to clean out toxins and restore digestion.
Join me this month of march to detox at home in a gentle Ayurvedic approach to spring-cleaning.
Ideal time for cleansing is last 15 days of winter into the first 15 days of spring.
Who should cleanse?
At this time people who are:
- Predominately kapha dosha, those who are very solid, possibly overweight, strong , steady nature with an inclination towards being stuck.
- People who feel heavy and are producing excess mucus.
- If you get spring hay fever and allergies.
- You have put on a couple healthy winter pounds and are ready to shed them.
- Your digestion is sluggish, you are having difficulty moving forward with your life physically and mentally.
- In general spring is the ideal time to reset your balance and meet spring with an open mind and a fresh body.
Who and when should not cleanse?
- During your menstrual cycle
- Radiation or chemotherapy
- Very sick with chronic illness
Generally at these times it is best to provide some gentle palliative measures with your Doctors approval
5 Days – Pre-cleanse Warm Up
- Burning toxins
- Kindling digestive fire
- Eating whole foods which are seasonal for this time of year
- Engaging in healthy daily routine to bring a rhythm to your life
- Cutting out dairy and other challenging foods and substances to digest.
5 Days – Internal
- Exercise appropriate to constitution
- Spending time in nature
- Creating intention for cleanse
- Internal ghee every morning on empty stomach
- Diet restrictions and specific for constitution and season.
5 Days – External Oiliation
- Daily oil bath by self or Ayurvedic practitioner
- Herbs for general reset and restore
- Kitchadhi diet
- Herbal teas
- Rest from work
- Meditation & pranayama
- Triphala at night
- Final night purge
5 Days – Reset Digestion
- Slow returns to doshic and seasonal diet
- Herbs for general restere and reset
Basic Plan $150
planning your cleanse with suggestions for
- Internal and external oils
- 2 consults before and near to end of cleanse.
Deluxe Plan $325
All of the above plus two treatments during external oiliation, Full Body Ceremony and Shirodhara.