Have you ever thought about why we feel the need for a deep cleanse with the onset of the warm season? In Ayurveda, it is assumed that we accumulate Kapha in the winter, which becomes noticeable in the spring. Thus, we often feel dull, weary and lacking in energy. Our metabolism also becomes sluggish and we are generally more susceptible to colds with respiratory congestion and other ailments. This is perhaps somewhat in contrast to the flourishing life in nature, which cries out for energy and a fresh start. That is also true. Only we have to give ourselves the time to process the change. So a spring cleaning with European Ayurveda® does not only concern your home, but also your own body as well as your mind.
Exorcise" the winter with European Ayurveda®.
It is not for nothing that it is a cultivated custom in various cultures to drive out the winter on the one hand, and to start a purification process by means of fasting on the other. It is normal that in winter we tend to gain some weight due to an increased appetite for sweets and rich foods. The short days tempt us to become a bit cozier and spend our time more indoors than out in nature. Especially if you are working, you may well be taking in little daylight. So we become a bit heavier in body but also in mind. With European Ayurveda® you can "expel" the winter ballast - to put it exaggeratedly. Because in the end they are blockades that only stop you on your way and force you to stand still. And that is neither good for your body nor your mind.
The perfect time for a detox cure
According to European Ayurveda®, the transition into the warm months is also the ideal time for a thorough detox cure. It is therefore a kind of spring cleaning of body, mind and soul. A detox program is especially effective if you look at it holistically. The lavish food that we enjoyed and definitely needed during the winter months is now harder to digest. In order to boost the metabolism, Ama - undigested nutrients or metabolic residues - must first be eliminated, so that our digestive fire Agni can be revved up again.
Especially getting out of the usual environment and the total focus on detoxification make a detox cure particularly effective. At our European Ayurveda Resort Sonnhof you will also be accompanied by both conventional medicine and Ayurveda, so that the program can be designed according to your needs. Of course you can also do a detox at home.
Tips for your Detox cure
- Conscious diet: In order to balance the kapha dosha, a change in diet to light and digestive foods is advisable now. Also pay attention to the choice of kapha-harmonizing spices.
- Exercise: Don't give in to the urge to enjoy a nap during the day now. It is the lack of energy rather than the need for sleep that forces you onto the couch. If you get tired during the day, the opposite is better. A walk in the fresh air, a daily morning jog or even regular - and quite demanding - yoga sessions will give your body a boost. The pleasant temperatures - not too cold and not too hot - are now ideal for sporty sessions!
- The inner letting go: Thought care is always important, but as a result of your spring cleaning with European Ayurveda®, it's now your turn to rethink your patterns and habits. With positive thoughts, mindfulness exercises, small rituals and active thought work you can do a lot to change your own perspective. If you look at a certain thing from a different angle, you may see an opportunity in things that scare you or bother you.
- The external letting go: Of course, the spring cleaning in the house is now also important for your well-being. Even concrete, i.e. visible ballast such as objects can reinforce a general heaviness. For example, if you change your winter wardrobe with your summer wardrobe, you could already go through your things and part with everything you don't need anymore. It's basically logical: it's harder to travel with heavy luggage. Get more tips for more lightness from our blog.
A Detox cure at home with instructions can help you to carry out a holistic program in your home. The book "Die 7-Tage-Panchakarma-Kur für zu Hause" with TV star Andrea Kathrin Loewig brings you a whole week with exercises, recipes, many tips and more through your Detox cure. Learn more about it in our blog.