Why you want to do a spring cleanse if the body can heal itself all the time
– An ayurvedic perspective.
The sun comes up. The air is getting warmer and I sense a spell of relief running through me.
Ah – finally spring is on our doorstep.
And while I am inhaling happily the joy of warmer days a thought pushes me of my high horse: ‘Spring brings about runny noses, congested eyes and sneezes’
What to do?
Some people go through their healing in different phases of life; with different remedies and at all seasons.
In fact, healing can happen all the time. And still, healing can move faster and smoother if we allow the forces of nature to assist us.
Let me put this into a picture for you.
Healing to me is like ‘cleaning up’. And like anything in your house, you will clean up what is dirty and not only focus on one part of your living space. So there is time for healing of emotions, time for healing your physiology and time to heal through diet.
So why not use what nature gifts us with to make more use of healing through adjusting your food patterns for a moment, to achieve an optimum in your physiology and ignite the power of self-healing.
How does that work exactly?
In the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, they consider the year to have truly only 2 seasons. they speak of the cooling and cold season (autumn and winter) and the warming and hot season (spring and summer).
Those ‘two’ seasons shift our desires in food. Warming and heating foods in the earlier cool season and lighter and cooling foods (like salads, fresh and juicy fruits) in the warmer season.
But with every teaching, we want to find the entrance point, where things are not at the height of their quality. So from this point of view, spring (=warming up to summer) is the point where the element fire starts to come up slowly.
Why is this so important?
Have you ever observed a fireplace? What happens if you put old oils with residues of pollution into the fire? The flames go high, burn quickly and leave a stink.
This is the same for your body. Fire is associated with digestion (transforming and burning foods). If your inner fire rises with the outer heat (like increases like) you are likely to burn through old foods and residues of undigested things from winter.
However, if you lighten the load, by decreasing your (food) input, you will assist your body in doing what it wants to do anyways – clean up the house.
Your own body wisdom and in fact more clearly everything your body can do by itself, is enhanced when you give it the right space to mend itself.
In this manner, the body has the capabilities to heal, once it is aligned with its natural inner rhythm and workings.
Once all systems and channels are cleared, you will benefit from it by feeling you have a stronger immune system.
And with a stronger immune system, you are less likely to have allergic reactions that stem from your own system not being able to work full power. Why else would the body react to what we call nature and in itself is friendly? Why does our body react with a ‘wrong self-defense’. This is what your body does when you have allergic symptoms – it tries to eliminate wastes while it is perceiving nature as a thread.
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Not all cleanses are fasts.
And not everybody is capable of doing a traditional ayurvedic cleanse. These days I often assist people in finding, what is truly helpful for them.
So if you like to go through an innerspring clean, you can jump onto my Guided Ayurvedic Cleanse and work out what is working for you.