As we (at least here in Idaho) watch the snow melt away (hopefully soon), we know Spring is on it’s way. This is the time of year Mother Earth renews herself, and celebrates with blooming flowers and new leaves. While we aren’t always aware, our own bodies are also beginning to shift with the change of season. This is a great time to reset, restore and cleanse our mind and body with a seasonal cleanse to leave us healthier and stronger.
What is an Ayurvedic “Cleanse?”
“De-Tox” and “cleanse” have different meanings to different people. But don’t worry… when I speak of “cleanse,” I am not suggesting a starvation detox that consists of lemon water and fruit or juice. No fasting involved! An Ayurvedic cleanse is a time-tested, gentle cleansing approach that nourishes the body, while setting up an environment for the elimination of toxins. Unlike many of the trendy detox diets and cleanses out on the market that do more harm than good, this cleanse will leave you rejuvenated. This sets you up for optimal health. The best part?! You get to eat simple, yet delicious foods with a variety of herbs and spices to optimize your digestion. In an Ayurvedic cleanse there are three phases:
- The preparatory
- The cleanse
- The post-cleanse, where you reset your digestion to transition back into a diverse diet.
Ayurveda also places a strong emphasis on cleansing/rejuvenating self-care practices that will guide you to healthier habits to optimize your wellness.
The unfortunate reality is we live in a world full of toxic substances. In our food we find pesticides, antibiotics, microbes, mercury, and more – even if we are eating organic. Our air also carries pollutants, which then get absorbed into the body. The good news is our body has a system to detox. A cleanse will support this system, and – when done properly – will leave you feeling rejuvenated, and healthier than when you started.
A cleanse comes with many benefits, in both mind and body: improved digestion, a sense of calm, and balanced sleep cycles. A cleanse will reset your natural balance, and you will feel rejuvenated!
- Improve your digestion
- Restore a sense of calm
- Restore balanced sleep-cycles
- Reset your natural balance
- Cleanse and rejuvenate
Interesting in a cleanse? I offer guided cleanses, and can do consultations in person or by phone. For those of you in Valley County Idaho, I will be offering a guided group cleanse throughout the month of April. For more information, please contact me at [email protected]
Jean Keese is a Health Freedom Advocate, Clinical Ayurvedic Practitioner, Wellness Coach, Yoga/Pilates Instructor and Homeschooler. She lives in McCall with her family, small herd of dairy goats, and free-range chickens. You can learn more about Jean at theyogamomma.com.jwww.theyogamomma.com.