It is springtime again. The weather is warming up, the first buds very shyly and carefully are peeking out of the cold winter soil, the first green tips are becoming visible on the trees, the migrating birds are returning – everything is in transition, renewal, regeneration.
If you do not have the opportunity to do a 12 day Panchakarma cure, there is a lot you can do at home. Maybe you have the chance to book some purifying massages, to perform a cleansing of the intestine?
At home we can get prepared for spring. The heavier, fatty crèmes, with which we have nourished our skin during winter, go into the fridge until the next winter or – according to their expiry date – can be finished on dryer body parts. Face and body can be revived with cleansing and invigorating peelings. Use the sauna! It is very healthy and cleansing, as well as cardio exercise, which makes you sweat a lot. Exercise and a lot of movement in general will put your winter tired body back on track, book a new class at your gym, start to do Yoga, this is the time to implement something new into your life in order to make this a very successful year.
How do I detox from the inside? To imagine that you have to starve yourself is not exactly uplifting. And there are much better ways. It is very important to give your body a lot of liquids in form of drinking water of excellent quality, herbal teas and green tea. In order to stimulate the excretion of toxins, hot water with a dash of cayenne, ¼ lemon, 1 tsp honey and a few drops of apple cider vinegar are a fantastic tonic. Fat digestion is being stimulated.
In order to help your liver to detox, bitter greens, herbs and spices are very helpful. Remember that lunch should be your biggest meal, whereas in the evening it is rather indicated to eat light vegetarian dishes or soups.
A wonderful, Ayurvedic detoxifying juice (www.thechalkboardmag.com):
- ½ bunch parsley
-4 big leaves swiss chard
- ½ pink grapefruit
- ½ cucumber
- 1 cm ginger
- 2 green fennel stalks
- 1 dash cinnamon
Juice and sip slowly!
Light meals, which support your body with its spring cleansing work and do not burden the body. Avoid too much meat, 1 x / is enough during this period. Prefer white fish with light, steamed vegetables. Ghee instead of butter contributes to the detoxification of the body.
A wonderful dish – at any time of the year, but especially in spring time – is the classic Kithchari. Usually a mix of two grains, prepared with a special mix of spices and herbs, is extremely nourishing without straining the metabolism and supports the cleansing process. A recipe: https://www.doctorblossom.com/index.php/nutrition-a-recipes/63
Have a wonderful spring! Enjoy it with lightness and vitality!