If we look out upon nature’s landscape we can clearly see the reflection of our own internal world. In this time of change, Fall begins to call us inward to deeper layers of nourishment and selfcare.
To comfort this inward direction, it is important to give the body comfort. The comfort that the body discovers in consistency and routine is the foundation of a setting a healing rhythm to our lives.
So what does a healthy, healing rhythm look like? This will be different for each of us depending where we are at, but the common thread is that it will be a routine that deeply nourishes our adrenal system as well as gently aids the liver in detoxification. The intention of this cleanse is to explore this together and discover where our unique balance is.
Where Ancient Meets Modern
Ayurveda, the oldest medicinal system in the world, is important to learn from, but also to recognize that it is ancient— and we can adapt it to our modern times.
Our modern times call for great healing on an emotional and physiological level. Detoxification of the damage that has been done to our bodies and the earth is becoming more obvious and many of us are hearing the call.
Anthony William, Medical Medium is a great source of healing nutritional information that are reflective of the modern times. It is the information we need to reverse the damage being created for our bodies and planet at this time.
Depending on your Dosha, or dominating Ayurvedic element (take the Quiz!) you may find some of this information contradictory.
Many of us following his nutritional information are eating a lot of cooking foods (raw) and also lowering their fat intake.
For example, Vatas will favor more grounding, nourishing and oily foods. However, if our liver is compromised this will not function well for the human body no matter what the Dosha. Cutting fats for a time can help to purify the blood and move stagnant lymph, all which helps the liver to heal and do it’s originally intended job. At a certain point in healing, a Vata type may gravitate to adding more fats in their diet, which is perfectly okay. Always gauge what you are consuming based on how certain foods make YOU feel, versus what someone else is telling you is the right way. During a healing phase, the body receives support by simplicity, first and foremost.
If you are in a healing phase, another way to receive the grounding effect of oils and warmth is through self care bathing rituals that incorporate warmth and self-massage. We will be exploring this throughout the cleanse, so be sure to tune into Lives + the Glow Community on Facebook!
We need keep in mind while exploring Ayurveda that it is a medicinal system reflective of ancient times and of the geography and agricultural practices of Indian culture. Adapted to modern times in the western world, it is easy to see how we can still follow an Ayurvedic-inspired life while not consuming animal products.
How Fall Calls Us Into Deeper Levels Of Selfcare
Our approach to selfcare is very centered on NOURISHMENT. As Fall is typically a cooler season for most of us, we are called to more warming and grounding foods + spices like sweet potatoes, squashes, cinnamon + rosemary.
These herbs will be a main focus of the cleanse as we explore the many ways we can add this nourishment to our daily eating habits. Our daily challenges will be centered around developing these selfcare rhythms. For some they will be new and for others a reinforcement of what already is working.
REST is another important aspect of nourishment that we will be focusing on. This looks like having a consistent time that you are waking and falling asleep. Perhaps even having steady rituals around those times to help welcome and end your day.
We will be exploring what these rituals may look like during the course of this Cleanse. You can tune into them by reviewing The Daily Dashboard and also the Private Facebook Community.
We can’t wait to see you there!