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How to Do an Ayurvedic Detox Cleanse at Home

Updated: Apr 19

Even if you lead a healthy lifestyle, toxins can accumulate in your body over time. This can lead to a dosha imbalance. An Ayurvedic detox diet at home is one of the most effective ways to correct imbalances and improve your overall health.


Detoxing is an effective way to rid your body of toxins from food, stress, and other factors. When you cleanse the body of impurities, you'll find that you feel lighter and more refreshed. You'll have more energy, fewer health problems, and will be able to get more enjoyment out of life.

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How Do I Know If I Have a Dosha Imbalance?

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

Peruse these comprehensive and convenient lists of signs and symptoms of dosha imbalances. As we are comprised of all 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.


How to Do an Ayurvedic Detox Cleanse at Home


A home detox is an ideal way to reset and rebalance your body. When toxins build up in your body, it can cause you to feel sluggish and out of sorts. If it's been a long time since your last detox, or if you've never detoxed before, you may be experiencing frequent health symptoms that are atypical for you, such as headaches, itchy skin, or indigestion.


Detoxing can also promote mindfulness. During your detox, you'll pay more attention to the meals you're eating and the beverages you're drinking. Not only can detoxing provide relief from health symptoms, but many people report that it leads to a reduction in stress and anxiety.


Preparing for an Ayurveda Detox


Before your detox starts, you'll want to take the time to clear out your kitchen. Remove any unhealthy foods that could make it difficult to stick with a detox diet. If you're going to be cutting caffeine during your detox, you'll want to start moderating your caffeine intake ahead of your detox. Caffeine withdrawals can cause severe headaches.


You'll also want to take the time to detox your mind. Try introducing wellness exercises, like journaling, into your life. Start Abhyanga self oil massage The mind and body are connected, and you'll get better results from your detox if you're able to cleanse all aspects of your life.


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Choosing Foods for an Ayurvedic Detox Diet at Home


When detoxing, you must take the unique needs of your body into account. It's important to identify your Ayurvedic body type so that you can select foods that are right for you. You should also stay away from foods that can cause contaminants to accumulate in the body, such as alcohol and artificial sweeteners.


In addition to changing the way you eat, you may also want to use herbal remedies that will help to cleanse your body of toxins. Manjistha, kutki, and guduchi are just a few of the many Ayurvedic herbs that have powerful detoxifying properties.


This Cleanse Was Manageable! - A.B., White Bear Lake, Minnesota

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.

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!

I got the results I wanted, after day three, and with minimal effort. It is amazing what the correctly designed Ayurveda cleanse can do for one’s body and mind. I look and feel better!

Thank you for your counsel. Your comments about the ego gave me a lot to think about and to understand. This new understanding is helping me with compassion for myself."

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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.


2. Daily Guided Practices: 11 minutes in the morning and in the evening, as anchors of your daily Ayurveda routine.



"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

Saumya Ayurveda's Two Minute Meditation


“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


How to Do an Ayurvedic Detox Cleanse at Home is a great place to start learning about reducing ama and balancing the doshas.

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How You Can Have a Successful Detox


A detox can last anywhere from a few days to a month. Once your detox is completed, you'll be able to see and feel the change in your body and mind. Learn more about Saumya Ayurveda cleanses.


If you're interested in starting an Ayurvedic home detox diet, and you need advice, Saumya Ayurveda can assist you. From identifying your dosha to selecting foods to providing herbal remedies, you'll have guidance, knowledge, and support throughout your cleanse. If you'd like to find out more, book a free initial consultation today.


"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." - A.B.


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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.


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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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