Yogic Cleanse Week 3

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Welcome to the third week of detoxification. We hope the results of the first two weeks, will drive you to further continue this cleansing process. This week we have Garlic (Allium sativum), Neem (Azadirachta indica) Leaves, Cardamom/Elaichi (Elettaria Cardamomum) and Peppercorns whole/kalimirch (Piper nigrum) for the Body detoxification.

Also for the Mind cleansing, we will start dealing with the second type of complex – Inferiority and Superiority complexes – caused due to comparative analysis.

What you will need:

Continue the body exercise of Surya Namaskaar or Sun Salutations. Prepare and consume of a Herbal tea/decoction of each of these ingredients

  • Garlic Pods: The scientific name of garlic is Allium Sativum. It has many medicinal properties and have been using in Ayurveda since many years. it has vitamin B6 which boosts mood,strengthens immune system, fresh garlic is anti-cancerous, anti-fungal, used as a pain killer, and helps to keep mosquitoes at bay.

  • Neem leaves; It’s scientific name is Azadirachta indica. Its commonly known as All parts of the neem tree have medicinal benefits. Its traditional name is ‘Arishta’ means reliever of sickness. It has antiseptic, anti-biotic, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties. It promotes wound healing, is anti –inflammatory and is used as a popular disinfectant today. Since ancient times, delivery rooms were fumigated with Neem, as it is believed to be particularly protective for women and children without seid-effects. Neem leaves purify the environment of germs, has positive energy (healing vibrations) and nourishes the earth in return for the nutrients and life-force it draws from it.

Aum is a Maha Mantra (chants with great benedictions). It is believed as per the Vedic scriptures to be the Manifestation of Brahma (Creator), Vishnu (Protector) and Maheshwar (Destroyer) or the Holy Trinity. It is variously in other customs seen as Amen in Christianity and Ameen in Islam. The sound vibrations of Aum have a fine connect with Nature and a finer connect with our inner-selves. In Vedic literature, it precedes all the mantras and is used in the beginning of any Puja (ceremony) or other Mantra. It is so powerful that when uttered from the navel region, it can destroy the ‘Bija’ or impressions left from earlier incidents and help us to get rid of these conditionings from our sub-conscious mind. It is thus helpful in making spiritual progress, removes the seeds of misery and eliminates the obstacles in our path. In this technique, we stress on the ‘Ma’ syllable in ‘Aum’. ‘Mm’ is chanted twice as long as the ‘Au’ in the example, ‘Aummmm’.

  • Breathing technique
  • Breathing right has a lot of spiritual and physical significance. It is a source of energy to the body. All metabolism and energy exchange is enabled by the breath. It connects the Body, Mind, Prana(life-force) and Spirit(consciousness). With each incoming and outgoing breath you can completely cleanse your body with mindfulness and checked consciousness. When you breathe in, you do so with positive contemplation(sad-bhava), inhale positivity like feelings of health, peace and love. When you breathe out, you exhale your negativities like ill-health, stress and anger, experiencing they are expelled out of your body & mind.

The Sun, is regarded as the Sun God according to several religions and belief systems. Surya/Aditi in the Sanatana Dharma, Ra or Horus by Egyptians, Helios by the Greeks, etc. is the life-giver on earth, primary source of energy for nature – wind, waves, tides, monsoons, plant-life, animal-life, biological-cycle, water-cycle, carbon-cycle, etc. Thus it is seen as the symbol of higher Consciousness. It is the source of all light and energy that sustains the ecological cycles on Earth and can be seen as both, a creator and a destroyer. With utmost devotion, we bow down to the Guru, a.k.a. the dispeller of darkness – Vivasvan, the Sun God. A simplified version of the Surya Namaskaar is presented here – easy for all to practice.

  • Surya Namaskaar or Sun Salutations are of utmost importance and help in cleansing the body from deep within and is a part of Yoga. It helps get adequate vitamin-D for skeletal growth, causes skin and hair to stay healthy with the right amount of exposure. The Surya Namaskaar, through stretching, not only tones our muscles but also regulates the breath, enhances proper functioning of our glands & organs and improves immunity. A lot of ailments can be cured with the help of Sun Salutations. The Surya Namaskar given here is different from the traditional method and can be done very easily.

Cardamom: It’s scientific name is Elettaria cardamomum. It is called as the “Queen of the spices”. In a spiritual context, it helps in opening Swadhishtana chakra and Anahatha chakra. Commonly known as Ellaichi. It has many health  It reduces inflammation of stomach, reduces nausea, fights bad breath, regularizes heart rate and keeps blood pressure under control. It is a rich source of manganese that helps to cleanse the body, protect it from cancer, enhances hair growth and improves complexion.

  • Peppercorns or Pepper helps to keep the digestive fire alive and induces appetite. It aids in digestion and helps the body to create adequate heat and digestive juices necessary for it. It aids in increasing the metabolic rate and helps in weight loss. It’s the King of spices – as it has numerous benefits. It helps in cognitive function, it is a potent antibacterial and anti-oxidant. Its concoction helps to get relief from cold and respiratory discomfort. It can raise the spiritual vibrations and is a visionary herb. It is a sacred herb used as an offering to some Deities.

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