Our bodies are continuously making adjustments to keep us in homeostasis. This is greatly effected by our external environment, habit patterns, and what we ingest.
“In Ayurveda, the concept of health is fundamental to the understanding of disease. Dis means' deprived of,' and ease means 'comfort.' Therefore, before discussing disease, we must understand the meaning of comfort, or health. A state of health exists when; the digestive fire 'agni' is in a balanced condition; the bodily humors are in equilibrium, the three waste products (urine, feces, and sweat) are produced at normal levels and are in balance; and the body, mind and consciousness are harmoniously working as one.”
'Agni' or 'digestive fire' is a way of describing gastric secretions that break down food, stimulates the movement through the digestive track, destroys micro-organisms and the assimilation process. When this process is disturbed accumulations begins to affect the bodies other systems. This toxic material is called 'ama', and is usually sticky, foul smelling substance that begins to clog the channels, and thus the disease process begins. Ama exists when the digestive fire is retarded.
- Dr. Vansant Lad, The Science of Self-Healing, A Practical Guide.
Detox & Digest was formulated to be used on an as needed basis, or as part of a cleanse.
Practice: Before big meals like Thanksgiving, going to a buffet, picnic, or anywhere else where poor food combinations, or over indulgence may occur. It will improve your 'agni' and outcome of the situation.
After, on the following day or several hours (at least 4-6) later to support the bodies coping mechanisms.
Key Concepts: Improved Digestion, Elimination and Detoxification
Yoga postures and breathing techniques each have a specific effect on the physical and energetic bodies. This sequence is specially formulated to work with the digestive and detoxification pathways of the body; lymph, liver, kidneys, lungs and colon.
In this practice the primary focus is on two of the five Prana Vayu's: Apana Vayu, and Samana Vayu. Apana Vayu governs elimination, and Samana Vayu governs digestion and assimilation.
This Practice Will:
Enhance gastric secretions (digestive fire/agni)
Relieve gas, sluggish digestion, or constipation
Improve your relationship with food and yourself
-1 Full Class that is 48 minutes
-Segmented versions of the class that are broken down into postural categories for your convenience. Postures, guided relaxation, visualization, mantra and mudra
- Avoiding poor eating habits
-Proper food combinations
- Lifestyle Suggestions
Who should not participate in this practice:
This program is contraindicated to those who have hernias, uncontrolled high blood pressure, or are currently pregnant.