Week 3 - Lessons
Week 3 - Lesson 9
And now we begin!
Using the tools provided, the therapies and energy work suggested, and the Kitchari Recipe Book,
this is the week we dive in!
The process is simple, straightforward, easy to follow, and it’s only seven days long— making it a very manageable undertaking for most people. If this will be your first experience with cleansing, you’ve chosen a perfect place to start.
Resetting the digestion can be undertaken at any time of year. As you get into the process, provide yourself with the time and energy needed, remembering that any body reset or cleanse can be exhausting, emotionally taxing, and physically uncomfortable due to the nature of the reset and detoxification process.
Just a note: Always check with the appropriate medical folks, as the reset process is not appropriate during menstruation, for pregnant or breastfeeding women, or for anyone who is extremely weak.
Week 3 - Lesson 10
Notes on Probiotics
What has happened that we need Probiotics
in today’s world and not so in the past?
Ayurveda is an ancient tradition, but there weren’t antibiotics back then, so all the microbiome damage wasn’t being done. We have so many new toxins of virus and toxin in the world now that weren’t there before; the result of this is added microbiome damage that is upsetting our digestive power.
These are new considerations and many find it's useful to combine their practice of the Ayurveda tradition with Integrative Medicine to get up to date. You may be able to get by with just having lassi every day, and that’s what Ayurveda would recommend, but someone else might need something a little stronger.
Times are changing very quickly and the optimum solution is to take control and be your own guide when making choices about probiotics. As equally promising is to take charge yourself and go through your options systematically to find out what helps and what doesn’t. A lot of it is trial and error, and it’s a wonderful self-discovery process.
Probiotics - the science
In the Western world, we have come up with Probiotics to feed the digestive fire, to prepare the acidic stomach environment.
Probiotics are living microorganisms, live bacteria and yeasts that are called “the good” microorganisms because they benefit the digestive system, restoring the body's “good” versus “bad” bacterial balance.
The intention is that Probiotics, when consumed in adequate amounts help keep your gut healthy and boost the overall health experience.
The market today is saturated with probiotics strains and brands; a thorough evaluation is required as to which probiotic is best for you.
You can find probiotics in supplements and some foods, like yogurt and kefir.
The bottom line and is that we should attempt to treat our bodies in the most natural way possible. If need be, there are options available for a short period of time until we find alignment with the natural self and can return to the simplest and healthiest way - the way of our natural capacity to heal.
Navigating the Course
Conventional vs Ayurveda
Week 3 - Lesson 11
What is Panchamahabhuta?
As per the Indian mythology, Panchamahabhuta stands for five physical elements: Earth (Prithvi), Water (Jal), Fire (Agni), Air (Vayu) and Ether / Space (Aakash). These elements have a great significance in the nature and human life.