Monsoon Detox – How & Why in Ayurveda ?
There is a link between external and our internal environment and Ayurveda helps the body cope up with the external changes through right diet, Dinacharya, Rutucharya and Yoga practise.
The most common complaint in the monsoon is about the painful or crackling joints and weak digestive fire. A detox routine is not about power packed exercises. The wind element is already high in Monsson, so too much intensity in exercises is definitely not the answer. Ayurveda says monsoon is the time to slowly loosen our joints and muscles around it, gently warm up the body and simmer in this warmth for a longer time so that it improves our circulation and helps us heal within.
We need to work towards making our body comfortable first by throwing out the toxicity or the undigested waste material which tends to settle in the joints. This can be done with Sukshma Vyayam.
Sukshma is a Sanskrit word meaning “subtle”—something that is delicate, soft, not very intense, but still remains important or has the capacity to go deep. This is how Sukshma Vyamama is—gentle, and it affects us at a deeper level.
A correct Ayurveda and Yoga routine must benefit you in the following way
- Yogasanas must take care of our joints. The joint activation and rotational movements must pierce into the toxicity that is hidden within the joints and throw it out and increase flow of good nutrients in the joints.
- Ayurveda treatments must improve blood and oxygen circulation in the muscles, remove stiffness and tension, relaxes the nervous system,.
These are the qualities we need to develop if we want our body to cope with any changes that the weather throws at us.