You are what you eat.
According to Ayurveda, poor nutrition is often the main cause of illness. A good healthy diet is an essential part of staying healthy. Sometimes all it takes is a correction of the eating habits to achieve more balance and balance.
to Ayurveda, people are healthy when they take in what they need from
the cosmos and then give back what they need. There is a healthy balance
between taking and giving.
When this balance is lost, illness and malaise arise. "
Nicky Sitaram Sabnis
There are many ways in Ayurveda how one can restore balance. Supportive measures include, for example, nutrition and cleansing of the body and mind. Special purification and detoxification programs are recommended. Through these cleansing measures, physical and mental strength can be restored. Many waste products (ama) such as drug residues, excess acids, environmental toxins that could not be excreted and that put a lot of strain on the body collect in the body. That is why Ayurveda recommends purifying the body regularly.
The Ayurvedic fasting cure lasts between three and ten days. Each cure is individual and is adapted to the existing constitution type. The Kapha type fasts only with hot water, a little rice broth and the ginger tea. For example, Vata and Pitta get 3 warm meals and a light rice or vegetable soup. The khichari - a dish made from lentils, rice and vegetables - is very popular (and not just at the end of the fast).
What is an ayurvedic fasting?This Ayurvedic fasting cure lasts one week and includes 1-2 days of relaxation and recovery. Each cure is individual and is adapted to the existing constitution type. The Kapha type fasts only with hot water, a little rice broth and the ginger tea. Vata and Pitta get 2-3 warm meals and a light rice soup, vegetable soup or kitchari. The focus is on strengthening the digestive fire and removing toxins from the body. Ayurvedic teaching is based on the conception of five great elements - water, fire, earth, air and wind. These 5 elements are assigned to the 3 doshas - Pitta, Vata and Kapha.
Why to fast?
Fasting has many positive effects. The
digestive organs come to rest and can recover. Many substances that have
deposited in the various places (often weak points) in the body are
mobilized and transported out of the body. So there is a kind of
purification going on. Deposits, fats and toxins (ama) are broken down
and excreted through the breath, the skin and the digestive organs.
Ayurveda says that Ama, which means undigested, is the main cause of all
diseases. This thorough, internal cleansing of the body also continues
on the mind and soul. The cleaning processes enable deep self-knowledge
and processes of detachment from old patterns and dependencies. Often a
state of clarity, calm and peace arises. Thus the fasting person has the
opportunity for an inner conversion.
And what comes after...