Spring is the ideal time of year to give your body a powerful reset.
In addition to ridding yourself of toxins and finding new vitality, there are many researched health benefits of cleansing. And we are doing a cleanse in Denver this month if you’re so inclined!
Here are just a few:
- Increased energy
- Improved digestive
- Reduced inflammation, thereby reducing pain
- Reduced cholesterol and improved liver function
- Purging environmental toxins
- Lose weight
There are even more valuable benefit to doing a cleanse… letting go of foods, and old ways of eating that don’t serve you. We all have the tendency to eat more from our emotions and habits than from the wisdom of our bellies. By taking away what we are use to, we are left to become more conscious of our unconscious habits. Peal back stagnant assumptions and immerse yourself in mental clarity and freedom!
As a Naturopathic Dr. of 20 years and a dedicated yogini, I would like to look further at the relationship between cleansing and yoga practice.
The ancient yogis found that they could accelerate their growth and strengthen their character through the practice of “tapas” or austerity. Tapas, is the creative friction that arises from the restraint of desire. Tapas empowers us to shine more brightly! By practicing restraint we can find new reserves of strength inside of ourselves and build the fire of spiritual growth.
Another yoga practice that relates directly to cleansing is “soucha” or purity. Soucha is a principle that not only extends to our personal hygiene, but it also relates to the purity of our speech, thoughts and diet.
When we do a cleanse we support the body in ‘cleaning house’, thereby increasing our sensitivity to what is best for our body, mind and spirit. We grow more wise through cleansing and are more empowered to choose foods that will not compromise our system in the first place.
So next time you do a cleanse, or if you decide to join my upcoming cleanse at the end of March, know that you are not just cleansing your physical body, you are also strengthening your character and purifying your awareness. Become more conscious of what you put into your body and experience more peace and freedom!
Yours in Health,
Join Axis’ very own Dr. Brenna Hatami, who draws on nearly 20 year of experience as a naturopathic Doctor, as she leads you step-by-step into three distinct phases of the cleanse that will nurture your body’s innate healing wisdom.
Date: Wednesdays, March 29, April 5 and April 12 | 6-7:30pm
Location: 3250 E. Sixth Ave. UCC ~ Upstairs
Cost: $199 -Includes Supplements!
Register: Call or email Dr. Hatami | 303-320-1174 | Email