Reset your system with an Autumn Detox
In Australia, it is autumn in the months of March, April, and May. The weather gets cooler in autumn, the wind starts to blow and days get shorter. The leaves on many trees start to change color and fall on the ground. Autumn in Australia is very beautiful.
Do you notice certain imbalances or symptoms that may tend to recur during the falls/ transition season? Perhaps you might experience feeling dull and lethargic, having aches or pain, allergies or weight changes, feeling anxious, trouble sleeping, and changes in appetite, metabolism, and digestion. Fall has just begun with a nagging reminder to “fall back”. This is the best season to plan for a gentle seasonal cleanse and boost your immune system.
According to Ayurveda, Autumn and spring are the best transit of the year for performing Ritucharya. Ie, Ritucharya is an Ayurvedic diet and lifestyle regimen and seasonal cleanse/detox of body and mind. A personalized detox/regimen should last at least 2-3 weeks that including preparation, cleansing, and finishing with rebuilding.
Ayurvedic cleanse focuses to reset and purify the digestive system while addressing the root cause of disease. The objective of detox is to draw toxins out of the tissues and into the digestive tract so that they can be eliminated effectively, and simultaneously remove the excess of Vata, pitta, and Kapha to improve general health.
Why detox in Autumn?
During the summer season, many of us like outings, fun, travel, late nights, holidays, and many social activities. There is a great chance of building toxins on summer days. Also, summer is the time of Pitta accumulation and by the end of summer, pitta is aggravated.
Pitta aggravation may lead to physical and mental burnout, stressing our adrenals and taxing our nervous system. When Pitta is accumulated in the liver it can result in migraine, irritability, skin rashes, anger, and many more.
With autumn, the wind begins to blow, dryness in the air increases and the Vata dosha begins to take over. Imagine what happens when the fire is blown by the wind? The fire burns even brighter and wild, doesn’t it?
Autumn cleanse is aimed to flush the accumulated Pitta toxins in the system and balances the fire and metabolism. Also to support our livers and prepare us for the winter months.
The colorful, soft, milder, relaxing month of autumn is ideal for giving a chance to reset our body and mind
Benefits of Autumn cleanse
- Restore the harmony of mind and nervous system
- Improves the clarity and grounding in the mental, spiritual and emotional aspects
- Support sound sleep
- Promotes the elimination
- Establish a natural state of inner balance
- Prepare the tissues for deep nourishment and restoration
- Promotes optimal health and vitality
- Prepare you well for the upcoming winter
How to begin an Autumn Detox?
Ayurveda recommends a personalized detox depending on your body type and current health status.
At Sunshine Ayurveda, an experienced Ayurvedic doctor will assess your health and needs, and tailor a program best suited to you. Book an initial Ayurvedic consultation with Dr. Ram Mani Bhandari and get insights on Autumn’s diet, lifestyle, and detox options.