How to do a Spring Cleanse
By Rippan Sandhu
How to do a Spring cleanse I am sure that all of you are getting excited with the coming of spring. It is the time everyone has the chance to be active and really enjoy life after the cold, slow & dull winter. Many of us use this time to spring clean our homes, cleaning out the sluggishness of the cold months. Those of us who have better awareness also see this as a time to de-toxify or ‘spring clean’ our bodies. Spring is the official invitation for you to shed those extra winter pounds and flush out the toxins accumulated from the cold and damp winter. According to Ayurveda, it’s a perfect time to rinse out Ama- Toxins from your everyday life. If your Dosha are imbalanced, you are likely to feel heavy, grumpy, overstretched, with not enough hours in the day. The wisdom of Ayurveda shows us a path to live in balance through some simple steps...
Remember ... Health is your true wealth
A few minutes of breathing through your right nostril every day will promote circulation and metabolic processes. Right nostril breathing, increases Pranic energy – the physical energy to revitalize the body and lift your spirits. It increases the efficiency of the digestive system and boosts the nervous system. It lifts the body’s temperature which helps eliminate mucus. Right nostril breathing is an effective technique to reduce anxiety, depression and stress. You can easily do this sitting at your desk, or any position where the spine is erect and the body is relaxed. Simply place the index finger of your left hand on the outside of your left nostril. Inhale deeply for approximately 5 seconds and exhale for around 5 seconds. This can be practiced for about 5 minutes per day. Or try Nadi-shodhan
Simplify your meal
Did you know, the ancient healing tradition of Ayurveda believes that our health and well-being is underpinned by the ability to digest everything we take in from the environment? This includes all the experiences, emotions and impressions we get through our senses and , of course, our food and drink.
Here are my top 5 tips for optimum digestion
1. Sit down when eating and focus on your food.
2. Sip warm water throughout the day.
3. Eat your meals at the same time every day.
4. Stop eating before you are full.
5. Allow 3-5 hours between every meal.
According to the Ayurvedic principle, one should detoxify the body at the end of every season, before the new season begins. Make sure you are getting enough Sleep during the night and optimizing your sleep pattern. Optimal sleep doesn’t mean you can go to bed late and wake up late... So make sure you are in bed before 10pm and up before 6. This will maximize your natural propensity to cleanse.
Plan your Dincharya
(Daily Routine) Start your day with the Glass of warm water infused with Lemon juice & honey.
Self massage with Warm organic oil or get regular Ayurvedic Massages. Regular Ayurvedic massages helps to improve the energy flow throughout the body.
Exercise in the morning to boost your immunity and increase the circulation. In other words any heavy physical work or sport try to schedule it in the morning.
No computer use after your dinner as it will stimulate your doshas. Instead of watching TV read your favorite novel or simply sit and talk with your loved one!
Try to fast once a week! Ayurveda recommends a one day fast will give Agni a chance to burn the Ama (toxin build up) accumulated in your system. Start with a light fast and take vegetable soup during the day. Then slowly develop a habit from 3 soups to 2 and then one for the one day weekly or fortnightly. You will notice that your concentration is improved and you feel more balanced and calm in your mind while fasting.
We hope these Wellbeing tips will help you to create the harmony among your doshas and you may enjoy optimum health & wellbeing during the season. Happy Cleansing...
Creating a balance between mind and body awareness can bring health and wellbeing to your life.
Rippan and the Ayurda team.