How Cleansing is Different than Eating Well

In Ayurveda, we have two primary methods for bringing the body into balance. The first, and what Ayurveda is best known for, is called shamana, which means palliative, or calming. This is essentially calming the aggravated doshas through food, herbs and lifestyle. As long as the protocol is followed strictly, the dosha that is aggravated will remain in balance. However, once the regimen is broken, the aggravated dosha will likely become a problem again. The second method is known as shodhana, which means purifying, or making pure. Read More