In this podcast, we’ll travel the wonders of the holistic Ayurvedic approach to health, especially it’s wisdom in cleansing our body and mind of toxins from the busy world that Earth has become.
And taking us into this journey is Leslie Lovlin, a clinical Ayurvedic practitioner and Panchakarma specialist from Alberta, Canada, who herself got into a life-changing ride towards Ayurveda.
Her faith and trust in its wisdom have been tested and solidified when she had to use her knowledge of it to bring back the hope and life into her own son. From coma and hopeless diagnosis from the doctors, Leslie didn’t give up. She used her knowledge of healing through the five senses to rejuvenate her son, even if this meant tirelessly juicing up organic greens and vegetables every day, aromatherapy and oils, massage, meditation music, and surrounding him with positivity.
Beyond the day-to-day consulting of Ayurveda, Leslie also studied it in-depth to slowly go deeper into understanding this holistic healthcare system. She specializes in Panchakarma, which is for cleansing the body and the mind. It encompasses actions for balancing, healing, and rejuvenation. She herself has undergone the program which took off so much mental ama from her. Panchakarma programs can take 3, 7 days, or longer, depending on the depth of each individual issue. It can also be done at home if you work with a specialist to guide you through.
This conversation is an exchange of experiences between two holistic health specialists and offers a credible sneak peek to the many wonders of Ayurveda. But more importantly, Leslie and Alex share this informed discourse about the information and methods widely available nowadays to anyone who wants to take a shift and implement changes in their lifestyles.
After all, as Leslie puts it, “[w]e all are our own guru if we learn to listen. That is what Ayurveda teaches us.”
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- Panchakarma took off so much mental ama; it cleansed out mental toxicity from me. It must’ve gradually happened but I just noticed that the things that used to affect me did not affect me anymore. – Leslie Lovlin
- There are so many programs out there. But it’s always great to start with yourself. You learn best through embodying it. If you don’t have a clear understanding of where you’re at, it can be more confusing and overwhelming, pushing people to drop off. – Leslie Lovlin
- Best to do two cleanses in the conjunction of the year—twice a year, spring and fall. In early spring, we are removing the accumulation of Kapha that happened over the winter and in the fall, we cleanse to prepare for the winter. They’re similar but different cleanses. – Leslie Lovlin
- When I’m talking as Ayurvedic and holistic practitioners, I never try to exclude conventional medicine. But I would always say that your health is a good investment. Always go the extra mile. – Alexandra Kreis
- Ayurveda teaches us to take responsibility for ourselves. We have relied too much on the quick fix. The more we take responsibility for our health, the more we become truly empowered. – Leslie Lovlin
- We all go out of balance; that’s human nature. But the more we understand who we are, the easier it is for ourselves to go back in. – Leslie Lovlin
Leslie Lovlin is a clinical Ayurvedic practitioner and Panchakarma specialist from Alberta, Canada. Her passion is to “help guide people to heal energetically, physically, and emotionally and educate them on changing the way they live in order to change the way they feel and age.” Leslie studied and put on some real hard work in her passion earning her titles such as Ayurvedic Health Counselor, Ayurvedic Practitioner, Ayurvedic Massage & Bodywork Therapist, Panchakarma specialist, Ayurvedic Spa Specialist, Registered Yoga Teacher, Meditation Teacher, Reiki Master, and Reconnective Healer.