Pre-detox Routines to Reset your Body

September 25, 2017


I am now on Day 5 and settling into the flow of Pre-Detox or Purvakarma.   I am loving the self-care routines.  It feels great for this time of year and for this new season of my life.   My youngest has now started Kindergarten full-time (I have 3 kids aged 11, 7 and 5).  It's bittersweet, I am truly grateful for the opportunity to be at home with them, but it is nice to have a little more "me" time.  


Before I began the program, I had a initial consultation with Purnima at her treatment facility where she did a pulse diagnosis.   (check out Purnima's website to see what therapies she offers)  When I am finished the program, she will do another diagnosis to compare.


I'll fill you in on some of the recommended daily routines of this pre-detox program.   

Oil pulling, tongue scraping, lots of warm water, Abhyanga, detox tea, Yoga, breathing, meditation,  and FOOD !!  A very specific diet full of vegetables, grains, lentils, beans, and the program includes shopping lists and wide range of recipes.  The program came with a kit of spices, ghee, triphala herb, detox tea, bath herbs, organic sesame oil, transdermal creams, etc.  Purnima makes the best ghee,  it really is amazing, I am tempted to eat it by the spoonful.  She also lovingly makes the Tri-dosha Masala that you sprinkle on everything.   I get to be a student to Carole's truly inspired yoga, pranayama and meditation videos. 


The support these ladies are providing is exceptional.   I can ask any question, anytime, and it gets answered.  There is also a facebook group for all the participants to share our questions and comments.


How am I feeling?  Tired.  The routine takes a couple of hours every morning so I am rising pretty early, not going to bed when I should.   A few emotional releases (who doesn't love a good cry when it's needed!?)  I also have a bit of a cold/sore throat which could be the cleanse,  maybe this rainy weather, everyone seems to be coming down with a little something.


Just received the info about the actual 3 day off to the supermarkets tomorrow to look for a few things (like tamarind?)  It's opening up a whole new world of flavours and ingredients for me.    I totally recommend Gill's market on Pembina,  WOW they were so helpful last week.  A kind lady who worked there helped me find all the items on my list.  (I am sure I looked pretty lost  asking for things I have no idea about like lauki, diakon radish, bitter melon?)  


More to come stay tuned.  Will let you know what Abhyanga is tomorrow. Am I glowing yet?!

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Please reload

Featured Posts

Abhyanga, the Healing Touch

March 31, 2018

Please reload

Recent Posts

March 12, 2018

March 2, 2018

February 20, 2018

February 13, 2018

February 5, 2018

January 22, 2018

October 1, 2017

Please reload

Please reload

Search By Tags
Please reload

Follow Us
  • Facebook Basic Square