HJ: According to Ayurveda, every time the seasons change, we should engage in a cleanse or fast of some sort. This helps prepare the mind, body and spirit for the new energy and weather of the emerging season. It also helps to prevent us from getting sick and generally balances the body. Every three months is a good timeframe to engage in regular cleansing as it is neither too frequent or infrequent.
Syncing our lives with the patterns of the earth and her seasons is an amazing way to cultivate a deeper connection to nature and the world around us. As above, so below. Cleansing in these intervals is like a master reset button for our systems. We clear the residues and toxins of the previous cycle to make way for the new. We enter the new period with a fresh mind, body and spirit, giving us the energy and feeling of wellbeing necessary to continue to propel us down our path. It is truly a rewarding experience that I encourage everyone to try — one of life’s simple pleasures.
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