Ayurveda teaches us that a cleanse at the transition of each season helps balance the body and mind. An Ayurvedic cleanse helps to encourage the natural elimination of toxins, or "ama," which accumulate from improper digestion, unsupportive practices, and daily stress over the fall and winter months. A gentle, seasonal cleanse promotes total wellbeing and allows the body to do what it is made to do: HEAL.
This semi-annual cleanse, led by Meghan, is rooted in the Ayurvedic tradition of "pancha karma," a cleanse typically applied in an Ayurvedic hospital or pancha karma center. The beauty of this unique cleanse is that you can do it in the comfort of your own home, experience community support from your fellow participants, and receive expert guidance from me, Meghan, Clinical Ayurveda Specialist and soon-to-be Ayurvedic Doctor (AyD).
You'll eat nourishing food, perform calming practices, and perform body-care therapies all in your own environment and at your own pace. I'll guide you every step of the way.
What you'll receive:
5, 90-min. Live Zoom Meetings (recorded if you can't make it) to explain the steps of the cleanse each week (herbs, diet, and body therapies), describe in detail what you'll be doing that week and why, answer any and all questions you might have, and discuss/share any experiences you'd like. Meetings are Tuesdays 6pmMST/7pmCST April 19th, April 26th, and May 3rd.
Private Facebook group (optional) to ask questions and receive support from Meghan and the group on a daily basis.
Pancha Karma Kit sent directly to you, which includes:
4 herbal formulations in capsule form,
1 churna/powdered spice blend for cooking,
1 herbal blend for soaking in water,
1 jar medicated ghee,
1 jar of chyavanprash
reusable basti kit.
GUIDANCE, SUPPORT, AND ANSWERS TO ALL OF YOUR QUESTIONS THE WHOLE WAY!
What You'll Need: You'll be eating a traditional Ayurvedic dish of rice and yellow mung beans, called "kitchari," for a great deal of the cleanse, so you'll need the following (note: I've provided links to these products from Banyan Botanicals and Amazon, but you might be able to find most locally and/or in Asian markets):
Ayurvedic wisdom teaches us that our bodies are the most resilient and strongest during the Spring. Spring is the "kapha season." Kapha is the dosha, or force, in our minds and bodies made of earth and water elements. Earth represents structure and stability, and water represents fluid and flow. So, when in balance, kapha gives us resiliency, strength, and stability.
Since Spring is the kapha season, our bodies and minds naturally have the most and strongest tissues and fluids at this time. In fact, we might even find ourselves with an excess of these tissues and fluids, like mucous (seasonal allergies, anyone?) and even some excess body fat or water retention leftover from the winter months.
These excesses tend to become a burden in the summer months, if we don't do anything to rid the body of them, so we can begin to feel sluggish, heavy, and dull. Ayurveda proposes spring cleansing to eliminate excess earth and water elements and prepare the body and mind for the heat of summer. Wouldn't it be nice if the summer weren't so...well...HOT this year??? It doesn't have to feel that way!
Learn about some of the root causes of weight gain from an Ayurvedic perspective and how to achieve your ideal and healthy weight.
Doing all the "things" (working out eating "healthy," etc.) and not seeing results?
Taking online Ayurvedic dosha quizzes that say you're "kapha" but not truly feeling like you're heading in the right direction with your health goals?
You've got questions? I've got answers!
In this 75-minute talk (we'll leave 15 for your questions), I'll talk about the three, Ayurvedic doshas (vata, pitta, and kapha) and how they interact in the body and mind to cause the specific imbalance of weight gain.
I'll give you specific steps and dietary approaches to transform your relationship to food and support you in your health and weight loss goals for LIFE.
We'll also talk about the best ways to exercise for weight loss, as well Ayurvedic herbs and supplements that can help you along the way.
You'll leave with a knowledge of the root cause and real, straightforward SOLUTIONS for weight issues.
Disclaimer; The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images and information, contained on or available through this web site is for general information purposes only. You should seek prompt medical care for any health issues and consult your doctor before using alternative medicine or making a change to your regimen. Meghan Hays is not a medical doctor nor is she a licensed health professional in any state. Meghan Hays is trained and certified through the California College of Ayurveda as an Ayurvedic Health Counselor and a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist.