Ayurveda, the sister science to yoga, holds many rituals suited for today’s lifestyle. For example, did you know ” intermittent fasting” stemmed from Ayurvedic practices? Eating an early dinner around 6pm and not eating until the morning is recommended for better detoxification at night, improved digestion and easeful sleep. Detoxifying practices such as ” panchakarma” and doing a “kitchari cleanse” have been written about in Vedic texts more than five thousand years ago. Now that’s clinical trials for you!
Ayurveda suggests cleansing at the junction of the seasons as it’s when our bodies are most vulnerable to sickness. We are approaching that junction in mid-September.
If you are considering a ” cleanse” think about eating ” kitchari”- for one day, three days. one or two weeks. Along with taking a few Ayurvedic herbs in conjunction such as Triphala, Vata, Pitta or Kapha Digest-your body and mind will glean a reset, your skin a glow for the winter season, and your immune system stronger.