Detox & Cleanse

Demystifying Your Spring Cleanse

Spring is a time of birth and blossoming. It is also a time of transition and of letting go to create space for new beginnings. Understanding the energy of the season helps us to better integrate the tradition of spring cleaning our homes and spring cleansing our bodies. A cleanse is a ritual intended to [...]

By | April 4th, 2014|Detox & Cleanse|0 Comments

Cleaning up the House: Physical, Emotional, & Spiritual Detox

At some point in our lives, mostly at the least opportune time, we come to a sudden recognition of ill health. Be it fatigue, lack of mental clarity, weight gain, lethargy, a sloppy inefficient liver, cholesterol and blood sugar levels creeping up or indigestion and other annoying reminders that all is not well. Ayurveda, a [...]

By | August 29th, 2013|Detox & Cleanse|0 Comments

Spring Cleansing Ayurveda Style

In like a lion, out like a lamb, or so we say. Yes, Spring is a time of changes, and the transition from Winter to Spring is one of the most stressful and challenging shifts we go through all year. In most areas, Winter, with its cold weather, gradually gives way to the increasing warmth [...]

By | March 26th, 2010|Detox & Cleanse|0 Comments

Cleansing With Kitcheree

  From an Ayurvedic perspective, Spring is the time of new beginnings, growth and expansion. This is the time of year when the kapha dosha (the energies of water and earth) are increasing. Whenever kapha increases in the body over and above the appropriate amounts, it can exacerbate the factors that cause disease. Spring, then, [...]

By | October 28th, 2009|Detox & Cleanse|0 Comments

Mustard Bath for a Fall Cleanse

From an Ayurvedic perspective, as we transition from the hot summer to the cool, dry and windy fall, which is governed by the vata dosha (air/ether elements), it is important to make sure we don’t dry out, burn out or space out. One of the ways in which we can do this is through bathing. [...]

By | October 27th, 2009|Detox & Cleanse|0 Comments

My Other Car Is A Yoga Mat: The Mistress Cleanse

One day I walked into class and noticed that since I had seen my teacher last, like two days ago, he’d changed. Good-bye robust athletic yogi, hello rock star. Not the junkie kind either. The thin, trim, spry, stage-roaming, glowing kind. After class, when I asked him what his secret was, he revealed [...]

By | June 24th, 2009|Detox & Cleanse|0 Comments

Cleansing With Kitcheree

From an Ayurvedic perspective, Spring is the time of new beginnings, growth and expansion. This is the time of year when the kapha dosha (the energies of water and earth) are increasing. Whenever kapha increases in the body over and above the appropriate amounts, it can exacerbate the factors that cause disease. Spring, then, is [...]

By | April 30th, 2009|Detox & Cleanse|0 Comments

Pre-Cleanse and Post-Cleanse

Slowing Down and Revving Up Before and After a Cleansing Program When considering any type of cleanse, it is important to properly prepare the mind, body and spirit for the experience. Think about driving on the freeway and what it would be like to go from eighty miles per hour to standing still. This is [...]

By | April 12th, 2009|Detox & Cleanse|0 Comments

Panchakarma

The Ayurvedic Magic and Mystery of Cleansing and Revitalizing The Body Will Heal Itself Our bodies heal themselves. They knit themselves back together when cut, they process, digest, detoxify and remove built-up material daily. But we do have to give our bodies the proper environment in which to heal and stay balanced. Sometimes that requires [...]

By | April 12th, 2009|Detox & Cleanse|0 Comments

Getting To The Root: Cleansing, Grounding and Centering With Dashamoola and Bala

Seasonal junctures can be vulnerable times, making them opportune for cleansing practices. I In the fall, dispelling excess heat from the summer buildup of the pitta dosha (fire element) and calming the vata dosha (air and ether elements) smoothes this dry, sometimes challenging season. Fall and spring are traditionally good times to practice panchakarma (Ayurvedic [...]

By | February 27th, 2009|Detox & Cleanse|0 Comments