It’s September, back-to-school, Yoga Month, a time for reflections, a time for evaluations, a time to cast away stones, a time to gather stones together. Turn, Turn Turn. To everything there is a season! For the Byrds.
Well, perhaps this is your season for a taste of detox. Eek! That word brings both a shudder and sigh – how wonderful and awful that sounds at the same time! If you’re like us and have had trouble hopping on the detox or “cleansing” wagon we hope this 7-Day Ayurveda Detox will give you some much needed encouragement. We might actually do it with you! Maybe even Dr. Dre will be inspired to drop his ‘tox.
The details: Yoga Journal is kicking off a 7-Day Ayurveda Detox starting Monday, September 12th. The program was crafted by Ayurvedic consultant and yoga teacher Scott Blossom. Included is a cleansing diet and recipes to keep you nourished and your noggin relaxed. There are also daily practice videos and meditations from teachers like Sianna Sherman, Janet Stone, and Chase Bossart, plus Scott Blossom’s restorative sequence.
Lifestyle tips and Ayurvedic self-care techniques, including abhyanga, or warm-oil self massage, nasal irrigation using a neti pot, and nasya, or the application of herbal oils to the nasal passages, will help you detox your heart out and continue your healthy living through the fall season. Shiva knows we need the neti demo! Still can’t stop the drowned yogi effect. Sigh.
If you’re unfamiliar with Ayurveda, and therefore your dosha (which is your physical constitution according to ayurvedic principles) then you can try the Dosha Quiz to help you determine your dominant dosha and get you on the right track for detox.
See Scott Blossom talk about the detox program:
When you sign up you will get a daily e-letter outlining the schedule and providing the helpful practice links.
Are you in? Sign up here.