Springtime Panchakarma: The Art of Ayurvedic Detoxification

Springtime, in Ayurveda, is considered one of the most important transitions of the year. This time is marked by damp, wet weather and the increasing return of the sun’s energy and heat. The long months of winter hardened many of the toxins in our bodies. Native people talk about how the spirit of the Bear is what defines us in Wintertime. That energy is hibernation, reserving strength, padding up for warmth, and slowing down. When the transition comes for Spring, we have to find ways to tame the Bear energy and prepare for rebirth, new growth, and a fresh mind for Spring. The warm weather starts to melt the hardened toxins. The increase of spring showers affect our bodies which tend to see runny noses, congested coughs, more mucous and this is why Spring season is marked with colds, flus, and allergies. We also tend to hold our emotions through the cold season. In a sense, they become hardened too. Emotions start to run out, just like the Spring rains. Sadness, lethargy, attachments, grief are lingering emotions that need to be washed away. This is a perfect time to cleanse ama (accumulated toxins) and prepare the body to fight infections, chronic conditions, and stagnant emotions.

Panchakarma is Ayurveda’s 5000 year old system of detoxification and rejuvenation. It helps remove toxins from the seven layers of tissues: plasma, blood, muscle, fat, bone, nerve tissues, and reproductive tissues as well as rejuvenating one’s mental, physical, emotional, and even spiritual state. There are 3 parts to panchakarma: The first part (purvakarma) is a preparatory phase that is about 4-7 days of an internal cleanse that starts to lift deep, stubborn toxins from the body. Once this period is over, then Panchakarma starts which is usually 3 days of treatments that further detoxify the body and carries toxins out of the body using ancient therapies created thousands of years ago. These treatments are nourishing also and promote deep relaxation and create a para-symp athetic state in the body to allow for true healing to take place. The third part: the Rasayana period or rejuvenation period starts which is focusing on revitalizing the body and allowing new, fresh cells to form; free of toxins. After Panchakarma, the person can listen to their own body rhythms and discover new ways to maintain optimal health. It is said in the Ayurvedic texts that Spring is one of the best times to detox. Just as nature awakens from the cold, deep slumber of winter, so do we. We custom design each individual’s panchakarma to fit schedules and budgets.

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