The Mindbody Cleanse: A 14 Day Detox and Rejuvenation Program from Ancient Ayurveda is a complete guidebook for following traditional panchakarma methods at home. It provides you with clear, easy-to-understand protocol, complete yoga practices with photos, meditation and pranayama (breath work) practices for cleansing and over 100 recipes to make your experience delicious.
Whether you are new to Ayurveda or have been following the path for some time, this book will guide you gently through the entire cleansing process for renewed vitality and clarity of mind & body. It is a beautiful and holistic process that cleans and strengthens the digestive system, removes toxins from the body and nourishes all tissues.
The Mindbody Cleanse is based on the ancient time-tested cleansing process from Ayurveda known as panchakarma. It is a deep and profound cleansing technique because it supports clearing on the physical, mental and emotional levels. Unlike other cleansing methods, it pulls the fat-soluble toxins from the tissues and out of the body by a unique protocol in panchakarma called oleation, which means oiling the body inside and out to saturate the cells so that toxins can be released. In conjunction with this is a simple, easy-to-digest diet using traditional healing foods from India, as well as stress management and self-care practices for a complete, holistic cleanse of the entire mindbody.
In short, the protocol is:
4 days of Preparation: This entails a whole foods, easy-to digest diet, liver cleansing practices, stress management and self-care. A wealth of delicious recipes are provided to support you in this phase.
7 days of Purification: This entails the oleation protocol, a traditional cleansing diet of primarily kitchari (spiced split mung beans and basmati rice), taking a laxative on day 7 and continued stress management and self-care. Again, a variety of recipes are included specifically for this phase, as well as several meal plan options and guidance in individualizing your cleanse for your mindbody type.
3 days of Rebuilding: Return to the clean, easy-to-digest, whole foods diet with a focus on digestive strengthening practices. Stress management and self-care practices continue in a sustainable way.
Rejuvenation: For several days to several months after the cleanse, foods, herbs and lifestyle practices that support the strengthening of the immune system, digestion and all tissues of the body are taken in. In Ayurveda, the process of rejuvenating the body is the main purpose of cleansing. Once the channels are clear and digestion is strong, rejuvenating foods and herbs can be properly absorbed and utilized by the body.
Discover the deep wisdom and beauty of Ayurveda through this practical and easy to follow book. Align with your true nature and experience healing on all levels of your being.
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About the Author
Adrian Nowland is an Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor and Holistic Health Coach. She is board certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and is a member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association. She studied at Kerala Ayurveda Academy and the Institution for Integrative Nutrition, as well as attending various Ayurvedic workshops and classes, including pulse diagnosis. She leads group programs, retreats and workshops that share the wisdom of Ayurveda so that others may benefit from the rich teachings. For more information on her offerings, please go to www.laughingblossom.com. At the time of this writing, Adrian lives in sunny North Central Washington with her husband and their spunky daughter.
Table of ContentsForeword
How to Use This Book
PART 1: PRINCIPLES OF AYURVEDA AND PANCHAKARMA
Chapter 1 The Ground of Ayurveda
Unique Qualities of Panchakarma
History of Ayurveda
Core Principles of Ayurveda
The Mother Cleanse: Traditional Panchakarma
Chapter 2 Understanding Your Unique Constitution
Balance Using the Qualities
PART 2: THE MINDBODY CLEANSE ESSENTIALS
Chapter 3 Overview of the Mindbody Cleanse
The Three Phases of the Mindbody Cleanse
The Three Branches
How to Schedule Your Cleanse
The Mini Cleanse
Chapter 4 Working With Our Indulgences
Key Nutrients in Detoxification
Addiction and Constitution
Chapter 5 Stress Management
Yoga for Cleansing
Meditation for Cleansing
Pranayama for Cleansing
Chapter 6 Self-Care
Essential Self-Care Practices
Optional Self-Care Practices
Working with Emotions
PART 3: CLEANSING PROTOCOL
Chapter 7 The Preparation Phase
Food for Preparation Phase
A Note About Organic Food
Sample Daily Routine
Individualizing Your Cleanse Based on Your Mindbody Type
Chapter 8 The Purification Phase
Food for Purification Phase
Stress Management & Self Care for Purification Phase
What to Expect Day by Day
Chapter 9 Rebuilding and Rejuvenation
SECTION I: REBUILDING
Food for Rebuilding Phase
Stress Management & Self Care for Rebuilding Phase
SECTION II: REJUVENATION
Food and Herbs for Rejuvenation
Stress Management & Self Care for Rejuvenation Phase
A Sustainable Maintenance Diet
Basic Dosha Food Guide
PART 4: RECIPES
Preparation and Rebuilding Phase Recipes
Dressings, Sauces & Spreads
Purification Phase Recipes
Rejuvenation Phase Recipes
About the Authors