Hello SOTGC community,
How is your summer going? What is good and new with you? I just completed an Ayurvedic detox, the first of two cleanses I do when I cannot go to India for Siddha rejuvenation. Nothing gives me more satisfaction than to be able to fit perfectly into a pair of jeans after my detox. You know that feeling, the feeling of being in one piece with nothing sticking out on the side or feeling bloated in the middle when you sit. Talk about appreciation for the small things in life. I felt normal, complete, and confident in my own skin. We take these things for granted when we are young and have not yet experienced hormonal imbalance and weight fluctuations. It is not easy to fit into a comfortable pair of jeans after having kids.
Every time I go on an Ayurvedic detox, I feel like I am wrapped up in a floating love bubble. There is magic in the air and a light feel I get in my body and spirit. These lovely feelings are brought on by the huge amount of commitment and discipline in self-care required as part of the holistic cleanse process, which includes herbs, nourishing foods, yoga, breathing, breathing meditation, self-massage, and dry skin brushing. In celebration for completing my two-week Ayurvedic cleanse, I rewarded myself with a “quite cheezy” kale snack and dark chocolate. I savored every bite with zero guilt. I am now slowly adjusting back to my normal routine in terms of food choices and lifestyle.
Two strategies I use most frequently in maintaining a healthy body are Ayurvedic detox and Siddha rejuvenation. For me, going on an Ayurvedic detox is like getting a minor tune-up on a car. You know your car needs a tune-up when it feels sluggish and can’t seem to perform the way it used to when you first got it. Well, the same thing happens to our body. Like the engine of a car that needs a break, enjoys an oil change, and gets replenished with clean fuel to bring it back into optimal performance, our tissues and organs on the inside also need a break to cleanse toxins out of our system so that we can replenish with nourishing foods that we are able to absorb and use as fuel to maintain vitality and optimal energy levels. Our toxic load continues to increase through our daily exposure to the chemicals in our personal care products, home, water, air, and foods. By detoxing, we are able to reduce the toxic load and direct our energy towards living and loving life.
My second strategy, Siddha rejuvenation, is like getting a major tune-up, where some of the engine parts may need to be rebuilt or replaced with brand new ones. The same principle applies to our tissues and organs. Specifically, an ancient Siddha therapy known as Kaya Regeneration is used to rebuild tissues in the human body. The human body is capable of tissue regeneration in almost all tissues and organs. This mechanism lays inactivated until an appropriate stimuli kicks it into action. By initializing the body with high heat, special herbs, and specific strokes, Kaya Regeneration helps preserve youthfulness and full physical functionality of the body. This treatment is done by applying hand-formulated herbal oil over the body followed by the application of heated herbal poultices. Recognized as a powerful solution in reversing the natural effects of aging, Kaya Regeneration is used to rejuvenate the body from the inside out by rebuilding tissues and organs and restoring them back to their youthful state.
Curious? The Siddha system of medicine is the oldest traditional treatment system generated from the Dravidian culture. Siddha is believed to be the oldest medical system in the world. Read more about Siddha rejuvenation here: India Retreat. This retreat is currently scheduled from December 15, 2014, to January 15, 2015. Join me on this special journey of self-discovery and experience in ancient healing therapies. Schedule an appointmenttoday!
Here is a video I made about detox and how it improves absorption and helps to maintain external beauty: