Week 3 of a 3 week Ayurvedic Detox
21 Day Ayurvedic Detox - Easing Out
And so it is. I’ve come to the end of my first 21 day Ayurvedic detox.
I’ve heard many people speak of when they get to the end of their cleanse or detox in a celebratory way - like it’ll be over and they'll be fixed and they're excited to go right back to all the things they were doing that brought them to the place of needing to detox in the first place.
The thing is, people say it takes 21 days to make or break a habit. How convenient that this detox was 21 days! Unfortunately for all of us,
Studies have shown that real changes and creating permanent healthy habits takes somewhere from 66 to 84 days.
But, three weeks was long enough to reinforce that all the things I do and ‘stuff’ I take on that don’t feed my soul, just aren’t worth it. This detox brought me closer to the real me. I’ve been given priceless moments with someone who is clear headed, optimistic, powerful and who can move mountains.
And I want to spend the rest of my life with her.
The journey of the Ayurvedic detox goes through three phases - Easing in, going deep, and easing out. (read the details here). The final week being a time when we slowly emerge back into our daily responsibilities & lives. For many this means slowly shifting back to eating the wrong things and forgetting about that sacred time we shared with our one and only bodies. For many it’s taking one last week to give thanks to our sacred selves, before stepping out of balance for another season.
I am so blessed to have recognized that easing out week is basically a week spent living the foundational habits of thrive taught in Ayurvedic culture; something I have studied for the past year. The fact that easing out week looked so very similar to every other week in my life (as I know it now); I felt a deep level of gratitude and success.
Does this mean I think I don’t have to do it again? Lord no.
We could all use a reset. We all stumble and backslide and let ourselves get in our own way. This detox helped me realign to the path I want to walk in this life. And when I stray, so shall it bring me back again. And the more I do it, the more clear on my path I’ll become. With each round I may deeper understand and connect with myself and my dharma (my calling in this life).
So that’s that. To learn more about Ayurveda, detoxing, and the habits of thrive, holler at me.