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Ayurvedic Cleanse: Easy and Effective Spring Tips

Updated: Apr 19

Spring is a time of transformation. Depending on your geography, the weather and the conditions around you, things can change drastically and rapidly this time of year. Kapha season runs from late winter through spring. Keep kapha dosha balanced with our Ayurvedic cleanses.

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Ayurvedic Cleanse: Easy and Effective Spring Tips


This creates an Ayurvedic triple threat: as spring arrives, the accumulated Kapha of winter melts; Vata’s movement shows up as gusty spring winds; and the warming days arouse fiery Pitta.


“Out there” is reflected “in here” as we are part of nature, not separate from it. These seasonal changes can cause the doshas to go out of balance and toxins may build up in our systems and compromise our health – Ayurvedic cleanses can help us regain balance.


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 professional. It is the targeted specificity of Ayurveda, that results in an effective, safe, gentle cleanse that yield positive outcomes.

With that in mind, certain habits can cleanse and balance our bodies and minds every day:

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.


How Do I Know If I Have a Dosha Imbalance?


Peruse these comprehensive and convenient lists of signs and symptoms of dosha imbalances.


As we are all comprised of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha, there can be an imbalance in any of the doshas, or a combination of dosha imbalances. Read all three lists and see if anything looks familiar.


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Spring Ayurvedic Cleanse: Healthy Habits for Vata Types

Masters of change and vitality, Vata-dominant types tend to thrive in the spring season. But spring brings an emergence of new energy – wind. This can be over stimulating and cause airy Vata to dry-up and become ungrounded.

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Imbalanced Vata manifests as: dryness, anxiety, constipation, gas, pain, bloat, tics, fear, unsettles by noises, scattered mind, dislike of wind and cold, and light or disrupted sleep patterns.

Balance dry, cold, airy tendencies by increasing warmth, nourishment, and balanced routines. The elements of a gentle spring Ayurvedic cleanse for Vata may include:


Food as Medicine

Eat to raise the digestive fire and support the nervous system. Eat cooked, oily, warm, moist, well spiced foods. Reduce processed foods and caffeine. Vata can get wound up and forget to eat, so set a meal-time reminder. Breathe – and take time to enjoy the grounding nourishment of warm meals.


Herbs

Seasonal changes can disrupt adaptable Vata types. Get grounded and relax with herbs like Chamomile (eases anxiety and nerves), Ashwagandha (for clarity and energy) and Tulsi (adrenal bolstering and relaxing).


Lifestyle

Seek to instill a sense of grounding and soothing in your daily lifestyle. Creating a nourishing Ayurvedic morning routine can help. Make efforts to get at least seven hours of sleep nightly, rising and retiring at the same time each day. (Meditation can calm an overactive mind.) Abhyanga massage soothes, rejuvenates and strengthens body and mind.


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Ayurvedic Cleanse: Healthy Habits for Pitta Types

When balanced, Pitta-dominant types are strong, virile, focused and courageous. But a warming spring can cause Pitta to heat up – which may lead to a volcanic summer if left out of balance.

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Imbalanced Pitta manifests as: a sour/bitter taste in the mouth; flushed skin and rashes; sensitivity to heat; and hot emotions like anger, frustration, heartburn, loose stools, over intensity, and irritability.


Coolness, tranquility, and moderation can bring passionate Pitta back into balance. The elements of a gentle spring Ayurvedic cleanse for Pitta may include:



Food as Medicine

Counteract rising heat with cooling, fresh, and refreshing foods. Focus on cooked dark leafy greens. Avoid agitating your insides with spicy, salty, or sour foods. Drink plenty of digestive detox tea to flush out the heat.


Herbs

The right herbs can help fiery Pitta simmer down. Try anti-inflammatory aloe vera to cool the skin and body, fennel to cool excess digestive heat, rosewater facial mist to cool a heated moment, or wheatgrass to diminish flushed and rashy skin.


Lifestyle

Cool spring mornings are a good time to reduce excess Pitta without overheating. A brisk walk, run in nature near running water is ideal, or a Pitta yogasana routine to balance heat and intensity. Soothe anxieties and pent up intensity by getting out and about with good company. At the end of the day, a systematic relaxation meditation can help promote a good night’s rest.


Ayurvedic Cleanse: Healthy Habits for Kapha Types

Kapha energy is steady and strong. But winter thaws can melt built-up Kapha – throwing this sturdy dosha out of whack.

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Imbalanced Kapha manifests as: a wet cough; mucus buildup; lethargy; sluggish bowel movements and digestion; excess weight, depression, lack of motivation and stubbornness.


Plug into the liveliness of spring to balance dense, heavy Kapha. The elements of a gentle spring Ayurvedic cleanse for Kapha may include:


Food as Medicine

Eat to reduce congestion and stuck energy: light, dry, warming, spicy, foods invigorate Kapha. Avoid energetically cooling foods: ones that are heavy, oily, fatty, or sweet. Listen to your body and eat only when you’re really hungry.


Herbs

The right herbs can help dense Kapha get unstuck. Ginger warms and invigorates; matcha energizes; cinnamon, cumin, and cayenne warm and aid digestion; turmeric boosts circulation.


Lifestyle

Harness the current of the changing seasons. Regular exercise gets your blood pumping and combats lethargy. Flowing through sun salutations in the morning can break up stagnation. Warm and invigorate your spirit by waking up earlier and spending more time in direct sunlight.

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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.




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