According to Ayurveda, autumn and spring are the best times of the year for performing a Ritucharya ( An Ayurvedic seasonal cleanse/detox of mind and body). A proper detox should last at least three weeks – a one week preparation period, a week cleansing, and a week rebuilding.
What is Ritucharya?
Ritucharya ( Seasonal cleansing) is a vital part of an Ayurvedic lifestyle, with great potential for improved energy, strength, and immunity. An Ayurvedic cleanse serves to rest and purify the digestive system.
Why Fall Is the Perfect Time for an Ayurvedic Detox?
According to the ancient science of Ayurveda our bodies have stored up so much pitta (fire) from the fiery summer that we need to cleanse or detox our body to prepare for a slower, cooler and easier winter. Throughout your cleanse, take the time to reflect and rejuvenate.
Autumn is the season of transition and increased Vata (Air) in the atmosphere. Vata brings increased air and prana (subtle life force) as dry and cold qualities inside our bodies and minds. A daily Ritucharya (seasonal) practice will help prepare our bodies for fall and winter.
Ayurveda teaches us to reset your body for the autumn and winter, consume a variety of cooked and roasted vegetables like winter squash and root vegetables. Minimize the consumption of raw fruit (especially tropical fruits), as these are cooling to the system.
In Ayurvedic medicine, it is the junction of the seasons - spring and fall—which is the ideal time to cleanse the body and prepare it for a healthy journey through the coming summer or winter months. Our fall cleanse is designed to cleanse and rejuvenate the lungs & intestines
Fall is a season of transition, perfect for a gentle detox to reset body and mind and prepare your system for harsh and dry winter. To protect your health year round, but particularly during the fall, Ayurveda teaches us to slow down, and detox our liver with Ayurvedic lifestyle.
Founder, Prajna Wellness
Dr. Deepak Chopra Center Certified Perfect Health Teacher,
Ayurvedic Life Style, Integrative Nutrition and Mind Body Wellness Counsellor.
Membership, association and affiliation:
Practitioner Member - Ayurveda Association Of Canada
Certified Integrative Nutrition and health coach practitioner member CHCA and C.A.I.N. - The Canadian Association for Integrative Nutrition