In Ayurveda, the Spring and Fall are considered to be very transitional times where great transformation is taking place. It is in this way that we work with the energetics of Nature to bring about the changes we desire within our own lives.
Summer is often the season thats buzzing with social engagements, hot days, late nights, perhaps a couple too many cocktails, and lots of travel. While these things are not necessarily bad, they can lead to digestive imbalances and built up inflammation. It's also the time of year when we tend to get off track with our daily routines and self care pracitces.
Fall is a wonderful time to RESET. To re balance our digestion, to clear out any built up toxins, to ground down, and to create healthier habits that will support us through a long cold winter and beyond.
I think of it like this, you take your car to get an oil change multiple times a year to keep the oil clear and the engine running most optimally, right?
Well, our bodies need this too.
While in the Spring we focus more on liver cleansing and awakening the system after a long cold winter, in the Fall we focus more on removing excess heat and toxicity after a Pitta filled summer, and deeply nourishing + grounding the body during the Vata time of year when symptoms such as dryness, insomnia, anxiety, and bloating tend to rise.
THIS CLEANSE IS GREAT FOR PEOPLE DEALING WITH:
Unhealthy lifestyle habits
Sluggishness or stagnancy
Feelings of being 'stuck'
Disconnection from Self
Minor chronic health issues
It’s also a wonderful practice for those of you who are already feeling good, but want to feel EVEN BETTER + get more in synch with the rhythms of Nature
***Cleansing is not recommended for those that are pregnant, breastfeeding, dealing with acute illness or more serious chronic illness
SOME OF THE BENEFITS OF AN AYURVEDIC CLEANSE ARE:
Improvement in digestion + elimination
A more balanced relationship with food
Increased mental clarity
Feeling ‘lighter’ mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and in some cases this could equate to losing weight as well
Feeling more rooted and connected to oneself