Ayurvedic Cleansing & Detox - why we do it and its history
Cleansing of the body through detoxification has been going on for thousands of years. Culturally and religiously fasting and cleansing still go on today in many cultures. We are all aware of when we have over indulged and we crave the feeling of lightness, freshness and a clear mind.
Fasting for 40 days and 40 nights was the choice of Jesus - what stamina! Some Chrisitians still choose to fast during advent.
The Egyptians opted for 30 day cleanses and these featured fasting from dawn to dusk with moderate food intake after the hours of darkness. The Pharaohs believed it helped people to behave in a moral way and an have self control.
In Ancient Greek philosophy fasting was seen as a pathway to communicate with the gods.
From an Ayurvedic perspective, serious yoga practitioners participate in the Ayurvedic practice of panchakarma (5 therapies of detox) which is a tool for resting the digestion, detoxing the body and exercising self-discipline.
Fasting continues to this day throughout the globe. Having completed many cleanses I can understand why for thousands of years people see it as a pathway to spirituality and health. After any detox you may feel like the fog of day to day life is lifted, you have a lightness and clean feeling to your body, you mind is clearer and in general you feel like your best self with energy and positivity in abundance.
So why not give it a try... an easy place to start is with a 4 day "Weekend Cleanse" its very achievable.
Through cleansing you can shift unwanted weight, emotions and transform your body and mind keeping you fit and healthy through the cold and flu season.
Cleansing will help you achieve
A more healthy weight effortlessly
Increased wellness & vitality
Mental clarity and a new sense of purpose
Emotional balance & balanced moods
Re-balanced sleep cycles
Improved bowel function & healthy elimination
Freedom from bloating
De-stressed, relaxed clear mind
Bright eyes & healthy glowing skin
Understanding of healthy food choices going forward
A positive mind set
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