CHAPTER ELEVEN

taking it deeper

traditional ayurvedic cleansing

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iN THE DAILY PRACTICES OF AYURVEDA, the main goal is pacifying the doshas so that they are not creating problems or imbalances in the body. The excess doshas accumulate over time and at some point pacification is not enough; the doshas need to be removed. Daily and seasonal self-care practices that focus on prevention only pacify the doshas, but when health is lost, Ayurveda recommends an intensive system of cleansing and rejuvenation, called panchakarma, to eliminate excess doshas along with environmental toxins and accumulated ama. For our purposes, this practice is called eliminatory ...

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