We all do so much work throughout the day. All of this is possible because of the beautiful bodies we have been gifted by God. But even our powerful bodies need some rest and care to function at their maximum potential. Over time our body accumulates toxins that affect our system and can become harmful for us in the long run. A deep cleansing routine for bodies can help us in eliminating those toxins and purifying our systems.
The practice of deep cleansing of bodies is not new. It is also mentioned in Ayurveda textbooks. It has immense importance in the spiritual realm. The ancient Indian medical system, Ayurveda, described a cleansing routine known as Panchkarma. This system used herbs, sweating, oil, and massage for body purification. Spiritual cleansing of the body includes fasting or giving up certain foods for some time to manage the energies of the body. Today cleansing has evolved in various ways addressing the particular needs of individuals.
Why Deep Cleansing?
We live in an environment that is full of toxins and harmful microbes. Today the air we breathe in, the water we drink, and the food we eat, all are polluted. Everything in the environment that comes in contact with our body leaves some of its traces on us. Usually, we clean our bodies only from the outside and forgets that our system needs internal cleansing as well. Along with our physical health, our mental, emotional, and spiritual health is equally important to help the body function at its optimum level. So, a deep cleansing routine that caters to these needs of our body is important.
The Deep Cleansing Routine
In our ancient texts, this routine is divided into different systems each addressing a certain part of the body. But today due to our busy schedules we can not implement each and every step mentioned in those systems. However, there are certain major steps that you can perform easily and can gain maximum benefits out of this exercise.
Here are some of the practices that you can follow to deep clean your system’s different parts:
Deep Cleansing on ‘The Root’ level
Eat-in nature as much as possible.
Eat with your hands or with a wooden utensil.
Eat barefoot while keeping the legs in a crossed position.
When it comes to food choices, follow your gut instincts.
Eliminate things that make your immune system reactive from your food.
Deep Cleansing on ‘The Flow’ level
Drink enough water so that your hunger & thirst signals do not mix.
Drink warm water flavored with cooling herbs like mint.
Pay attention to how you feel when you drink.
Consume fruit juices and smoothies instead of tea.
Deep Cleansing on ‘The Fire’ level
Choose raw & uncooked food than cooked one.
Include fibers & complex carbohydrates in your diet.
Maintain a healthy work-life balance.
Avoid Perfectionism & Do - It all attitude.
Deep Cleansing on ‘The Truth’ level
Include a wide variety of tastes in your food.
Be aware of your daily habits.
Hum, sing, or chant to discover true ranges of your voice.
Do not silence your truth even if it is heavy for people.
Avoid indulging in gossiping, lying, threatening, and exaggerating.
Deep Cleansing on ‘The Insights’ level
Meditate before eating your meal.
Notice how your environment changes your mood.
Respect your intuition by attending to your feelings and dreams.
Take deep, quality sleep to heal your body.
Deep Cleansing on ‘The Spirits’ level
Breath deeply and notice the flow of air entering and leaving your body.
Expose your body to the radiating energies of the Sun.
Experience love and soulful connection to people around you.
Keep your environment clean to focus your mind better.
Taking care of our bodies on all levels is important. With these simple tips, you can make a great difference in the way your body performs. By practicing this routine you will become more mindful of your system and will be able to understand it better. You will feel more positive about yourself and you will start feeling more happy and content with life. Do try this. Trust me your body will thank you for this!
“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live in.” - Jim Rohn