3rd Annual Spring Cleanse
March 27 - April 6, 2019: Traditional 11-day Ayurveda Cleanse
It is time to cleanse our bodies and minds as we transition into Spring season.
Co-host Aparna Khanolkar and I are offering a traditional 11 day Ayurvedic cleanse this Spring to help us clear out the light, rough and mobile energies, predominant in Vata and prepare us for the more stable, wet and heavy Kapha Spring season. This is a gentle cleanse, not a starvation diet, based on eating easily digestible and delicious food such as traditional kitchari (split mung beans and white basmati rice cooked together with Indian spices) for the main part of the cleanse (5 days).The combination of rice and mung dal provides all the amino acids needed to form a complete protein. This offers the digestive system a rest and gives the body an opportunity to rid it self of toxins (ama) and nourishes and balances the digestive fire (agni).
This year's cleanse comes with recipes, yoga practices you can do at home (link to youtube videos by me), guided audio meditation, and guided pranayama practices. A private facebook group will serve us to communicate, share and be each other’s accountability partners on the journey. There will be a zoom call at 6pm on March 26th.
Benefits Of A Kitchari Cleanse
Essentially, an Ayurvedic cleanse is focused on drawing toxins and excess vata, pitta, and kapha out of the tissues and into the digestive tract so that they can be eliminated.
Enhanced mental balance
More alkaline body
Lack of anxiety
Loss of sugar cravings
Restored a sense of calm in the mind and the nervous system
Support the maintenance of a healthy body weight, loss of excess weight