The Mindbody Cleanse: A 14 Day Detox and Rejuvenation Program from Ancient Ayurveda that I co-authored with Ronly Blau 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 book covers:
Unique attributes of the Mindbody Cleanse
A short history and core concepts of Ayurveda
Understanding your unique mindbody type
A clear and comprehensive protocol that includes Preparation, Purification, Rebuilding and Rejuvenation phases
Two complete yoga practices with easy-to-follow photos for both the beginner and more advanced yogi
Breathing (pranayama) and meditation practices specifically suited for the cleansing process
Over 100 delectable recipes that make cleansing enjoyable
Support in transitioning to a sustainable healthy diet
Guidance in continuing your health transformation
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.
By Ronly Blau and Adrian Nowland ---------------------------------------------------