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Seasonal detox methods to purify your body inside-out
The rainy season lowers our energy levels and diminishes our digestive power. This causes malaise, laziness and increased incidence of gastric upsets and skin afflictions.
The season also affects the doshas [specifically vata], which manifests as a number of ailments like joint pains, body stiffness and nervous anxiety. Since illness is on the rise during this period, monsoon is a good season to detox our body.
Ayurveda recommends detoxifying and overhauling the body systems to counterbalance and reduce the accumulated toxicity from the body. The elimination channels of the body—lungs, kidneys, intestines and skin—work more efficiently when we get rid of the wastes.
Timely detoxification of the body helps restore the natural balance of the doshas, which are the mainstay of our existence. To enjoy the fruit of wellbeing, all the three doshas need to be in a balanced state; imbalance leads to disease.
One of the ways that you can detox the body with the help of ayurveda is through panchakarma .
The five techniques incorporated in this thorough cleansing process— vamana , virechana , shirovirechana , asthapana basti and anuvasan basti —aid in systematic detoxification of the body by the virtue of pacifying the vitiated doshas and balancing them.
You can also cleanse your body through diet. As there is natural aggravation of air in the body systems, which needs to be pacified and brought back into balance, a specific diet is recommended by ayurveda. The rationale is to invigorate the distorted and frail gastric fire as well as detoxify the body.
Ayurveda recommends the practice of scrubbing the skin for detoxification. It releases embedded toxins through the pores of the skin and keeps it soft and supple. It avoids accumulation of germs and microorganisms on the skin, which effectively stimulates skin channels and detoxifies the body.
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