Updated: Nov 30
A comprehensive yet simple approach to Ayurvedic cleansing for your body, mind, and spirit. Turn your food into medicine with the wisdom of Ayurveda. Now turn your medicine into a gentle, effective, and delicious cleanse for the whole you.
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Ayurveda Cleansing for Body, Mind and Spirit
"The body, mind, and spirit are connected. When our body is healthy, it supports a relaxed mind because we are free of symptoms. When body and mind are balanced, we are now free to fully pursue our spiritual practices and to live a content, peaceful, and enjoyable life."
- Veena, Saumya Ayurveda
Ayurvedic Cleanse: Balancing Practices for All Dosha Types
Cleansing is a vital part of an Ayurvedic lifestyle, but the best approach depends on your unique constitution, current state of health, and life situation. That’s why Ayurvedic cleanses should be performed with the guidance of an experienced Certified Ayurveda Practitioner.
"It is the targeted specificity of Ayurveda, that results in an effective, gentle cleanse that yields positive outcomes." -- Veena, Saumya Ayurveda
With that in mind, certain habits and Ayurveda tools can cleanse the body, mind, and spirit every day:
1. Sleep is the foundation of good mental and physical health.
Healthy sleep habits
10 Ayurvedic Evening Rituals for a Calming Night (Ayurvedic daily routine, dinacharya)
Ayurvedic Morning Routine | 6 Rituals for a Calm and Centered Day because how our day goes, influences our sleep and our state of sleep, impacts our next day.
2. Retrain your nervous system and mind to abide in a state of calm and focus
Daily guided progressive practices
Flow with the dosha clock and improve your energy
3. Fundamental to cleansing is healthy digestion, absorption, and elimination.
Sip hot water first thing in the morning to promote healthy elimination which is key to good health, Anti-Aging with Ayurveda: 10 Ways to Prevent or Reverse Signs of Aging and glowing skin.
Observe your tongue in the mirror in the morning. Ayurveda Tongue Diagnosis: What Your Tongue Is Saying About Your Health
Cleanse with tongue scraping
Perform Ayurveda Dry Brushing | How to Detoxify with Garshana as this move lymph.
Seasonal Dosha Guides
Our seasonal Ayurveda health guides are a free resource providing practical tools for addressing your top concerns. When we live in harmony with the seasons and maintain the balance of our doshas, well—we feel good. Use our doshas guides to flow from one season to another with ease.
We each consist of an ever-changing balance of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha energy. Often cleanses are too general, and don’t account for our dynamic constitutions, location or season. Saumya Ayurveda can help you integrate cleansing habits specific to your dosha and can design a custom Ayurveda cleanse tailored to your constitution, goals, and location.
Start with an Ayurveda consultation package which teaches you how to gently cleanse each day as part of your Ayurveda lifestyle.
Why Do We Need Ayurvedic Cleanse?
There are many stressors we face daily including unprocessed emotions, processed foods, work stress, work-life balance challenges, environmental toxins and on the list goes.
It can feel like we live inside a pressure cooker, yet the body knows what to do to function optimally. Our body works day and night to keep itself working, and sometimes, we need to help it along in eliminating metabolic waste, ama, stress, and undigested emotions. We deal with a lot—mentally and physically—and to address or avoid build up and overload that compromise our health, we need to cleanse.
Cleansing is how we support the body’s innate intelligence, give it a break, and rest our minds and nervous systems. It's a gentle way of resetting, rejuvenating, optimizing, and balancing the doshas.
Benefits of Ayurvedic Cleansing:
Removes ama (“toxins”)
Reduces excess Vata, Pitta, and Kapha
Creates calm mind and soothed nervous system
Enhances physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing
Increased energy (prana)
Restores general enthusiasm for life
Supports a healthy sleep cycle
Optimizes digestion (balanced appetite, improved digestion, and absorption)
Supports healthy elimination
Nourishes and rejuvenates the whole person
Optimizes overall health and wellbeing
Any time is the right time for Ayurveda Cleansing for Body, Mind, and Spirit. Key times are seasonal transitions, life transitions, before and after the holidays, and any time we feel not quite our optimal selves. If you hear yourself saying, "it's just aging or it's just stress"--those are clues it's time to take care.
How To Do an Ayurveda Cleanse? There are several approaches. Here's an info kit to get going with home Ayurveda detox with simple practices we can do daily that transform how we feel.
Ayurveda Cleansing Info Kit for Body, Mind and Spirit
Food as Medicine:
Ayurveda Cleansing Treatments: Ayurveda Dry Brushing | How to Detoxify with Garshana Abhyanga Massage - How to Do Ayurveda Self-Massage at Home Ayurvedic Tongue Scraping | Why and How? How To Do Ayurvedic Oil Pulling and Its Many Health Benefits Nasya Oil Benefits | How to Use Nasya Oil for Greater Wellbeing 9 Ayurveda Home Detox Tools
“Veena has been an incredible resource to help me get aligned on food, herbs, and mind, body, and soul exercises to feel more grounded and present. I love the daily guided practices, a routine that feels EMBODYING. She has made an outsized impact on my life in a short amount of time.” –Mark F., Boulder Colorado
Seasonal Custom Cleanses
Ready for a deeper Ayurveda cleanse? Explore our custom Ayurveda cleanse here. We'll create a program that's made just for you and fits your life!
An ounce of prevention? What a difference it makes!
Over time, ama - or toxins - can accumulate in our bodies and minds. This makes seasonal cleanses a vital part of an Ayurveda lifestyle.
Our 7-day detox programs are customized to your goals, current dosha state and life circumstances, and seasonal challenges where you live.
Our bodies and minds build up ama - toxins and energetic gunk - as we move throughout the world. Every day, we’re assaulted with more than we can digest: food, stimulation, stress, environmental pollutants... the list goes on and on. Regular cleansing helps us reset, repair, rest, and rejuvenate. When the tsunami of stimulation ceases, our bodies and minds know what to do. In the gentle slowness of cleansing time – we heal.
"I am interested not in a week of my client's life, I'm interested in their whole life, this is why step one, is to complete an Ayurveda consultation package because this is where clients discover a framework for a whole new way of being.
Our Ayurveda consultation packages are designed to address concerns and establish a balanced and supportive lifestyle for a lifetime. They receive a comprehensive Ayurveda plan tailored to their concerns and personal constitution, with experienced guidance every step of the way. It includes gently daily cleansing.
First we want the knowledge, habits, and Ayurveda lifestyle established, then we go deeper into custom, seasonal cleansing."
-Veena, Saumya Ayurveda
“I was looking for a home cleansing program and Saumya Ayurveda delivered. I work full time, have a family, sports, commute, --and this cleanse was manageable! I had such a positive cleanse experience; I plan to do it again and I have it on my planner already.
After a brief consultation, Veena emailed me my customized home Ayurveda cleanse, tailored to what was going on for me, and keeping in mind my busy schedule.
I did a 7 Day Home Ayurveda Cleanse. I lost 7 pounds even though I was eating up to 2,000 calories a day. The body brushing and self-oil massage smoothed out cellulite and I lost 3 inches over my entire body.
The swelling in my hands is significantly down. My strong cravings are eliminated. The crazy good part is that I didn’t try to eliminate sugar, it happened naturally as part of the cleanse. There have been so many benefits to this cleanse—even my back, that was causing a great deal of pain, feels very good. What a relief!
-A.B .,White Bear Lake, Minnesota
Three steps for cleansing the body, mind, and spirit.
There is a saying, "The mind is more in the body, than the body is in the mind." The Saumya 3 step meditation process shifts us from fight-flight-freeze mode to rest-restore-relax mode. Give it a try for forty days and observe the changes. The more grounded and relaxed we are, the smoother life flows.
"The breath is the connection between the mind and body, so by training the breath, we become calm, focused, and grounded, we slow down the aging process by decreasing stress. These practices are so simple and easy to have as part of our daily life. We actually feel and look younger."
- Veena, Saumya Ayurveda
1. Learn Diaphragmatic Breathing and Change Your Life. When we re-learn to breath diaphragmatically, we move from the flight-fight-freeze mode, to rest, restore, relaxation mode from where we want and need to live.
3. Ayurveda Daily Routines: Ayurvedic Morning Routine | 6 Rituals for a Calm and Centered Day
"Choose a couple of practices from the routines that provide you with the greatest support. Perform them while applying our two-minute meditation technique and your mundane tasks, just transformed into a mellifluous meditation. This is meditation applied to daily life." - Veena, Saumya Ayurveda
"Veena was able to help me regain my energy in just a few months and I’m feeling like my “young” self again! I love the food plan she designed for me, and all the supporting practices (am/pm routines, breathing techniques, herbs, and spice mixes) are so enjoyable to incorporate into my day. I highly recommend Saumya Ayurveda if you want to feel better and have more vitality.”
-Molly Rossini, Minnesota
Explore More: Ayurveda Breathwork Pranayama
“Veena has brought energy and vitality back into my life. She is a skilled practitioner and someone whose recommendations I trust. Veena’s guidance has made a tremendous difference.” - Sarah Ladd, New Hampshire
“I came to Veena when I was exhausted from working a crazy schedule and my body was turning against me. She provided me with a plan and I’m definitely on the right track with her help. I highly recommend Veena at Saumya Ayurveda.”
--Shiela G., New Mexico
“Veena is a treasure of wisdom, support, and encouragement. I have made such progress since working with Veena. Her advice is transformational. In every single conversation and email I learned such valuable information and gained tools that are helping me be my best and healthiest self. I am so grateful I discovered Veena and took the leap to work with her.”
-Jenny Hubbard, New Jersey
Discover the Saumya Ayurveda Way
We all want to be heard, understood, and cared for as whole beings, not a set of isolated symptoms. True health is more than the absence of disease, which is why Western medicine so often leaves us feeling hopeless and unseen.
Deep down, you already know what you’re searching for: a new framework for living – one that brings your entire being back into balance. With Saumya Ayurveda, you’ll receive individualized guidance to create the physically, mentally, and spiritually vibrant life you crave.
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Our practice model is client focused, we’re not in the retail herb business. We’ll guide you where to order herbs directly online. Our top-shelf Ayurveda oils and herbalized ghees are the best in the land and we’ll ship your care package right to your doorstep.
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Veena is a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and meditation teacher, and monk.
She is President Emeritus and teaching faculty of the Meditation Center.
Veena fell in love with the traditional medicine used in her family’s home, learning herbal remedies at her grandmother's knee.
These childhood experiences were the seeds of a lifelong passion. For over 30 years, Veena has dedicated her life to the world’s oldest healing system: Ayurveda.
She draws on this ancient wisdom to help others find their compass to a healthy life – and support those left wanting by Western medicine.
An experienced Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, Veena’s deep, intuitive knowledge of Ayurveda empowers her clients to reclaim their fullest, most vibrant lives –mentally, physically, and spiritually. Veena individualizes treatment plans to each person, rather than offering a one-size-fits-all approach, so it fits your life and becomes woven in your lifestyle, naturally.