Body Spring clean

Written by Rhian Hunter

Spring is in the air, and I don’t know about you, but I’m welcoming it with open arms!

Although Ayurveda regards both Late Winter and Spring as the seasons of Kapha, the warming weather begins to melt the Kapha from its solid form and this is when nature is about to break free from earth’s bondage. This is when most of Kapha’s difficulties arise.

This is where our Kapha may feel thunderously heavy, congested and lethargic. During Spring, the body naturally seeks to eliminate toxins that have accumulated over Winter. Even healthy people who have been eating seasonally appropriate foods in Winter will still accumulate some toxicity because no one has perfect digestion, and the accumulation of undigested food substances is part of the digestive processes. Common discomforts around this time include colds, coughs, or hay-fever as the body is releasing the cold that has built up during Winter and eliminating toxins as our body naturally attempts to cleanse and adapt.

Regular cleansing is a cornerstone of maintaining digestive health in the Ayurvedic system. Spring and Autumn (times of transition) are important times of the year to detoxify.

As this is where the Kapha qualities like heaviness, water retention, bloating and toxins accumulate, we want to ensure we don’t enable them to circulate and potentially clog the various channels of the body.

Improper diet and lifestyle habits during this time can leave us feeling heavy, congested, and feeling stuck; physically and mentally. Common signs of Kapha imbalance include:

  • Cold, clammy skin
  • Weight gain
  • Dullness of the mind
  • Slow digestion
  • Depression
  • Swelling
  • Oily skin
  • Difficulty letting go
  • Lack of motivation

    This is a time where all of the doshas can benefit from a detox, and we’ve been waiting for months to be able to offer this detoxifying and rejuvenating weekend! In this rejuvenating detox weekend, you will enjoy a combination of juice fasting (Greene St Juice), snehana (oleation), plus swedana (sweat) therapies, pranic healing (reiki + sound bath immersion), float tank, yoga, and herbal remedies (optional extra) to assist the body in releasing and eliminating toxicity from the whole body.

    When: Commences Saturday 1st October 2022
    Where: Holistic Healing Haven
    Times: The 2 Hour Yoga Mala will kick off on the Saturday at 8:00am. Afterwards you will receive your 3 Day Juice Cleanse
    6:00pm on the SUNDAY for a 1 hour Yin Yoga + Sound Healing Immersion with myself and Tracie.