Ayurvedic doctors advise cleansing at the beginning of every season, especially in the spring and fall, to refresh the immune system and get rid of the waste that will inevitably arise, wherever you live and how you eat.
In Ayurvedic philosophy, the good, healthy functioning of our physical-emotional-mental system begins with good digestion, absorption and excretion – that is, with metabolism. If these processes are disrupted or simply do not work optimally, then our bodies become vulnerable to disease. Ayurvedic doctors believe that cleansing enhances our energy metabolism, or agni (“fire” in Sanskrit).
Unlike our usual cleansing (water with lemon, apple cider vinegar, juices), Ayurvedic cleansing much more moderate – and satisfying! You definitely won’t get hungry! Why? Because you will eat a lot – a simple dish called kichari, consisting of a mixture of basmati rice, mung bean (mung bean) and spices. It is tasty, satisfying, and easy to digest, helping you clear toxins from your digestive tract and restore balance to your gut.
How to do Ayurvedic cleansing
These cleanses last three days, so prepare ahead of time by purchasing all the ingredients you need and keeping them handy. Tell someone close to you that you are cleaning, so that there is someone to support you, and ask you when it becomes difficult – but it will become difficult, believe me! You also need to prepare emotionally. During the cleansing, everything comes into my head, I know this from my own experience. I even remember something that you seemed to have forever left in the past. You will release pent-up energy and old pain. The relief you will feel is your body’s gratitude for the time you have taken to caring for yourself.
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Good news: you let go of all these feelings, so you can say goodbye to them. On the other hand, dealing with them can be extremely difficult. Accordingly, be sure to keep a drawing board with you to record all your experiences. Even during cleansing, it is worth adding an additional meditation session to your daily routine.
To do this cleansing, you need a few simple Indian foods to make your kichari.
Technically speaking, all that is needed for this cleansing is to eat only kichari (or coarse oatmeal) and drink lemon-ginger detox tea, as well as plenty of water.
So here’s the graph:
• The evening before the first day of cleansing, prepare the kichari for tomorrow.
• When you wake up, brush your tongue with a special brush, if you have one. (They’re pretty inexpensive, so I advise you to buy one for cleaning!) If you don’t have experience with cleaning your tongue, my advice is to start at the root of your tongue, where the taste buds end. When I cleaned my tongue for the first time, I scratched one of these bumps, and it hurts!
• Do some stretching or yoga to open up your body before eating.
• Sit down and slowly, deliberately eat a plate of either warm kichari or coarse oatmeal. You can add spices like cinnamon or cardamom. (Do not add fruit!)
• During the day, you can eat as much kichari as you like when you get hungry, but try not to overeat. Drink lemon ginger tea or water between meals.
• Try to eat your last meal before 7 pm to give your digestive system more time to work.
• Live this schedule for three days. If you feel very hungry or your blood sugar drops sharply, then add a little lean protein to your diet. And you can eat kichari in any quantity. The purpose of this cleansing is not weight loss.
At the beginning of cleaning, the following side effects are possible:
- Muscle pain
This is the body’s normal response to getting rid of toxins. Drink plenty of water if you develop these symptoms.
How to cook kichari
There are many kichari recipes; try this one first, then a few others! If you want the kichari to turn out more thoroughly, just add two cups of blended puree of vegetables like asparagus, carrots, celery, green beans, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, squash, or courgettes! Enjoy!
- 1 cup yellow mung bean
- 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut
- 3 tablespoons ghee or unsalted butter
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon cardamom
- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon cloves
- ¼ teaspoon turmeric
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- 3 bay leaves
- 1 cup white basmati rice
- 6 glasses of filtered water
1. Wash the beans and soak them in enough water to cover them completely for 2-3 hours. Set aside.
2. In a blender, combine ginger, coconut and ½ cup water. Set aside.
3. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add cinnamon, cardamom, pepper, cloves, turmeric, salt and bay leaf and cook, not boiling.
4. Drain the water from the beans. Combine them with the spice mixture in a saucepan.
5. Add the rice, then stir in the ginger and coconut mixture and pour in the remaining water.
6. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes, until mixture is tender. Don’t forget to remove the bay leaves.
Detox Lemon Ginger Tea
Drinking detox tea while cleansing will enhance the detoxifying effect for all organs, not just the digestive system. Here’s a recipe that I especially like!
- 1 fresh ginger root (about 10 cm)
- 6 glasses of filtered water
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon honey per cup
- A little lemon juice per cup
1. Peel the ginger and slice it thinly at an angle. Crush the wedges with a flat knife to increase their area.
2. In a large saucepan, combine the ginger wedges and water and bring to a simmer over high heat. Then keep on low heat for 10 minutes.
3. Add cinnamon, turmeric and cayenne pepper and simmer for another 10 minutes.
4. Strain into a cup (you can put the rest in the refrigerator and drink later).
5. Add honey and lemon and stir. published by econet.ru
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