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Signs You Need to Detox


Ayurveda has long recognized the benefits of a twice-yearly detox/cleansing diet to give the digestive organs a chance to reset. The best time to cleanse is Fall and Spring because there are body and digestive changes that occur when the seasons change. In the fall, specifically, our body wants to get rid of the summer heat and prepare for the cold and dry winter.

Another reason to detox is because our toxicity levels rise over time. According to Ayurveda, toxins can accumulate in the body creating “ama.” Ama is undigested materials stuck in the body, and the root cause of disease.

When ama accumulates and obstructs the body’s channels, you receive warning signs in many forms. Here are some of the signs you may need a to detox and get rid of ama:

1-Digestive trouble. This can come in the form of gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, indigestion, heart burn, or nausea after eating.

2-Your energy tanks every day, or you spend all day tired even after a good night’s rest.

3-You experience brain fog often, especially after you eat.

4-You feel fatigued, lethargic and/or weak.

5-Your moods and emotions are getting the best of you. You’re angry, or sad, or anxious, or more.

6-You have allergies.

7-You have extra inflammation, or your “-itis” is acting up (any “-itis” whether chronic or acute, e.g. arthritis, plantar facsitis, colitis, dermatitis, etc.)

8-You have a foul taste in your mouth, or bad breath.

Any one of these things is enough to embark on a cleansing journey, but if you have multiple symptoms, I encourage you to detox.

Even without these signs, you may feel the need to reset your life. So if you’re feeling busy all the time, and crave a sense of peace and calm. You would also benefit from a detox.

I’ve developed a program that will lead you through a very simple detox, but also give you yoga, pranayama, and lots of support. The 5-week Fall Rejuvenation & Detox Course will give you a few weeks to prepare for your cleanse, only 3-5 days actually cleansing, and a few more weeks to emerge from your cleanse. No, we aren’t starving for the whole 5 weeks! In fact, we’re not starving at all. Check out the whole program on under the "Courses and Workshops" Tab, or from my homepage. I hope you will join me from October 18-November 16, 2022!

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