How my Ayurvedic Cleanse went this year

November 12, 2020

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    Ayurvedic Cleanse 2020

    Why do a cleanse?

    • It helps removes ama (toxins) from your body.
    • It helps you release stress from the body in particular on your liver & kidneys.
    • It helps you reset your body and mind.
    • It improves your digestion and helps improve your immunity.

    How long do you do a cleanse?

    • Vata Dosha- 3-5 Days
    • Pitta Dosha- 5-7 Days
    • Kapha Dosha- 7-10 Days

    Time of year- Usually the last week of September through end of October is the best time to do a Fall cleanse. A spring cleanse depending on where you live late March through early April. 

    What do you eat?

    Breakfast

    • Have a small bowl of kitchari (recipe below)
    • Green juice (recipe below)
    • Oatmeal 

    Lunch

    • Kitchari 
    • Quinoa with vegetables (any vegetables listed in the kitchari recipe)
    • 1-2 cups of bone broth 
    • Fresh coriander chutney can be added onto kitchari or quinoa bowls 

    Dinner Ideas

    • 1-2 cups of bone broth
    • Kitchari 
    • Fresh coriander chutney can be added onto kitchari or quinoa bowls
    • If not hungry you don’t need to eat 

    What else to do on a cleanse?

    • Try not to snack
    • Make sure you are waiting 3 hours before eating
    • Try not to eat after 7pm
    • Drink plenty of room temperature water throughout the day
    • Enjoy un-caffeinated tea throughout the day
    • If in need of more food enjoy another bowl of kitchari but try to space them out between meals
    • You can also do a handful of nuts in between meals if needing something more to eat

    Before bed

    • Make a cup of triphala tablet before bed - if in need of more regular elimination (optional)

    Activity

    • Now is not the time to start a new workout routine as you will be in a cleanse mode- walking and yoga are ideal.
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    My Cleanse this year

    My goal going into the cleanse this year was to do a 7 day cleanse. It ended up being 5 days. My body knew after 5 days it was done. I felt good but was feeling a bit to flighty and not enough food was being consumed. So I called the cleanse early.

     

    I personally ate kitchari and drank bone broth for the cleanse this year. I drank a lot of tea, and gave up coffee for the first time ever during a cleanse.

     

    The first two days I had a lack of caffeine headache. It went away and I felt really good. I was fully emptying my bowels, I wasn't hungry but did feel the lightness from not snacking all day. I also realized how many times I mindlessly snack during the day.

    Leaving the cleanse this year I thought I had kicked my coffee habit but alas it came back. One thing that has stuck was my awareness of my snacking. I am much more strict about when I eat and why. I try to eat when hungry and not just bored. I also really feel the call to watch what I consume.

     

    Right now there is so much negativity, and judgement and anger in the air. I refuse to participate on a daily basis with the energy going on. I don't need to stay on social media all day long. I don't need to constantly be listening to a podcast, or watching tv. I really found a good place with letting things go.

    I will do another cleanse in the spring and look forward to new insights and maybe kicking the coffee habit for good!

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      categories

      Ayurveda

      Workout with your cycle

      Seasonal Living

      Hallmark Channel

      popular posts

      Should women do HIIT workouts all month long?

      Daily Ayurvedic Habits

      How to make fire cider

      Hi, I'm Andrea