Ayurvedic Cleanse

9:25 am Eat Healthy

This past week I underwent a brief Ayurvedic Cleanse.  I took this on at the suggestion of my friend the nutritional counselor, Suzanne Monroe.  It just so happened that this cleanse was also in my Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training text book.  I basically eat nothing but Mung Beans and Rice with a little fruit in between from time to time, from Sunday evening through Thursda morning.

This is a cleanse which is very good for the digestive system.  After reading up on it some more I realized that it is probably best done in the winter time, because its rather firey.  The main challenge in this cleanse is the prep time.  It takes about 1.5+ hours to prepare this meal and I found myself needing to make another large batch on day 2 of the process.  I could have gone on longer, but I really didn’t have 5 hours during the week to put into food prep.

It’s kind of strange though, all day long we put hours upon hours into work and play.  But we tend to cut corners when it comes to providing ourselves with food that really nurishes our body.  We tend to cut corners with activity that really nurishes our body for that matter, activities like Kundalini Yoga ;-)

I intend to perform cleanses off an on for a while from here on out.  I suspect I’ll revisit the mung beans and rice one in the winter time.

If you are trying a cleanse for the first time, make sure you are cleared medically to do so and have proper guidance.

2 Responses

  1. Marcos Says:

    Dude, Mung beans give me wicked gas! Can I eat black beans instead? And what about yucca? Is that alowed?

    Namaste,
    Marcos

  2. Krishan Says:

    Hey bro,

    Yeah sure I suppose you could try the black beans instead.

    I’m not exactly sure what yucca is. I have a little yucca tree in my yoga room, but can’t say I’d eat it.

    In general if it’s a healthy vegetable, then yeah put it into the dish!

    Cheers

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