What is an Ayurvedic lifestyle cleanse?
A simple Ayurvedic cleanse aims to balance agni. Agni, means fire, and in this case directly refers to our metabolic fire. This includes our diet, of course, but also our experiences in life. A simple way to improve agni is to fast or eat lightly for short periods of time. This cleanse uses principles of Ayurveda to help you get back in touch with your body, teaching you fundamental tools for boosting digestion, creating a healing diet, and holistic body care routine that keeps the body, mind and spirit balanced through the spring. In this 10-day home cleanse, you’ll learn the in-depth knowledge on holistic nutrition and seasonal wellness through a series live webinars and daily emails that guide you through a whole food plant-based cleanse at home. You’ll also learn simple yoga practices to balance the body and boost digestion, meditation tools to take with you even beyond your cleanse. By the end of this 3-part cleanse, you’ll leave feeling clean, clear and strong as you kick off the new season.
What is kitchari and how does it work?
Kitchari is a simple cleansing meal made of a combination of mung beans, rice and spices. Eaten at times when the immune system is compromised or for special seasonal cleansing purposes, you can think of kitchari as the Ayurvedic (and vegetarian!) equivalent to chicken noodle soup. Kitchari is a simple one pot meal that kicks up the metabolism and supports the immune system. This dish is easy to make and to digest, allowing the body to use less energy on digestive functions, and more on clearing and metabolizing ama (toxins) from the body. The combination of rice and mung beans makes a complete protein, meaning you will get enough nutrients to sustain a restful daily routine from this dish alone. The spices like ginger, turmeric, coriander, cumin and fennel, are anti-inflammatory and cleanse the blood, burn up toxins and improve agni. It is also alkaline for the body, assisting in lowering acidity of the blood and creating overall balance in our bodies.
Do I need any special kitchen tools?
This is a whole food-based program, so no juicer or fancy kitchen equipment is required for this cleanse. The only tools you’ll need are your favorite knife, some cooking pots, an oven, and an open mind! While I do provide some recipes in your recipe booklet that use a juicer and blender, these are optional and are not required to complete your cleanse experience.
Can I join if I live outside the US?
Absolutely! This Vidya Living Cleanse Community welcomes friends from around the globe. Our cleanse groups hail from all over US, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, France, South Africa and Japan, to name just locations of past participants! With our online program, we’re happy to have you walk the cleanse journey with us and share your unique experience from anywhere in the world.
Do I have to follow the group timeline?
No, you do not have to follow the exact dates outlined by the group program. If you have a busy work week, travel plans coming up or simply can't make the live orientation meeting, no problem! All meetings are recorded and you'll have access to the content to watch and move through the program at your own pace. Once you purchase the cleanse, you'll be able to download your handbook and materials to refer back to again at any point.
What about refunds?
Full refunds are available until March 31st. After April 1st, the program is non-refundable.