Spring Has Sprung: Time for a Mind-Body Renewal

As the world awakens from winter’s slumber, spring brings a sense of renewal and rebirth. The warming temperatures, blossoming flowers, and longer days beckon us to emerge from our cozy hibernation and embrace this season of growth and vitality. What better time to engage in a revitalizing cleanse for our minds, bodies, and spirits?  


In the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, spring is considered the ideal season for detoxification. After a long winter of eating heavier, harder to digest foods, our bodies can accumulate toxins (ama) that can manifest as sluggishness, brain fog, and imbalances. Spring’s lighter qualities make it easier to rid ourselves of these accumulated toxins through diet, herbs, and lifestyle practices. 


Why Detox?


A regular detox routine helps reset our bodies at a deep level. By giving our digestive systems a break from constant processing, we allow our bodies to direct energy toward cleansing and rejuvenation. An Ayurvedic detox purifies not just the physical body, but also the mind and consciousness. When we release stored toxins and emotional baggage, we make space for clarity, lightness, and vibrant health.


The Layers of Detox: For an effective spring renewal, it’s important to address detoxification on multiple levels:

  • Physical: Lighten up your diet with easy-to-digest foods like kitchari (a nourishing blend of rice, lentils and spices). Favor fresh vegetables, fruits, and hydrating liquids. Consider an Ayurvedic mono-diet cleanse or panchakarma program for deeper purification.
  • Mental/Emotional: Spring is a time to let go of stagnant thought patterns, unprocessed emotions, and experiences weighing you down. Journaling, meditation, yoga, and mindfulness practices help create space for renewal.
  • Environmental: Our living spaces have a profound impact on our well-being. Declutter, deep clean with natural products, and open the windows to let the fresh spring air inside. Opt for air-purifying plants to enhance your space.
By tending to the layers of our mind-body being, we set the foundation for optimal health and harmony with nature’s rhythms. As we cleanse our bodies of accumulated toxins, we make space for prana (life-force energy) to flow freely.


This spring, join me in Ayurveda’s time-honored cleansing tradition. Let’s fire up the kitchari pot, roll out our yoga mats, and engage in powerful yet gentle detox practices. Emerge renewed, rejuvenated and in touch with your radiant, vital self.  


In the ancient traditions, our ancestors looked to nature’s rhythms for guidance on our own cycles of renewal and release. Just as the earth renews itself each spring by shedding the heaviness of winter, this season presents an ideal opportunity for us to engage in a full mind-body detox and reset. Nature provides all we need to restore balance when we attune to its seasonal patterns.


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A spring detox is about far more than just physical cleansing – it’s a potent chance to examine your habits, tendencies, and nourishment practices on every level. Notice how you cope with stress – what unhealthy patterns or negative self-talk tend to arise? How are you nourishing yourself mentally, emotionally, and spiritually? This cleanse creates space to mindfully reflect on which behaviors uplift you and which no longer serve your vision for vibrant living.


From an Eastern perspective, aligning your self-care rituals with the seasons is the ultimate way to prevent imbalance and maintain radiant health. Spring’s qualities provide the perfect complement for holistic detoxification – the warm, light energy naturally supports releasing stuck patterns, stagnation, and any lingering winter heaviness.


This seasonal shift brings an opportunity to tune inward with compassionate self-inquiry. In what ways are you ready to transform your responses to stress? How might you uplift your mental, emotional, and spiritual self-nourishment practices? As you cleanse and let go through gentle yet powerful detox practices, you allow space for new supportive patterns to take root.


I invite you to join me in honoring this season of change as we enter into Spring through a revitalizing 3-day mind-body detox. Together, we’ll lean into nature’s detoxifying powers and let go of anything no longer serving our highest wellbeing – including stress patterns, negative self-talk, or lack of self-care nourishment. What habits and tendencies are you ready to shed and transform to welcome radiant clarity and balance?




In Ayurveda, honoring our individual mind-body makeup (dosha) is key for creating balance and vitality. During our cleanse, you’ll craft a plan on the most supportive breathing practices, yoga styles, therapeutic self-care rituals, and nutrient-rich kitchari recipes for your dosha type.




  • For those with a Vata predominant constitution (air/ether elements), grounding practices like gentle yoga, warm baths with therapeutic oils, and abhyanga self-massage will be emphasized to offset any excess dryness, coldness, or excessive movement.
        • Recommended: Nadi shodhana (alternate nostril breathing), gentle hatha or restorative yoga.
  • If you’re a fiery Pitta type (fire/water elements), you’ll focus on cooling, calming practices like silent meditation, moonbathing, and hydrating coconut oil full-body massages to counter any excess heat or inflammation
        • Recommended: Shitali (cooling breath), yin or restorative yoga. 
  • For the Earthy Kapha types (water/earth elements), the detox will incorporate invigorating practices like dry brushing, vigorous yoga styles, and herald spice baths/saunas to remove any excess coldness, heaviness or stagnation.
        • Recommended: Bhastrika (bellows breath), Vinyasa or Ashtanga yoga.


No matter your dosha, this sacred immersion will provide a tridoshic balancing kitchari diet, moving meditations, educational resources, and an incredibly supportive community container for your profound spring reset.

Are you ready to shed anything depleting your vital energy and bloom into your highest wellbeing? Let’s emerge refreshed, renewed, and vibrantly embodying your most radiant self.




To further support your individual constitution during the cleanse, enjoy these customized herbal tea blends:

  • Vatas – Sip a warm, grounding blend of ashwagandha, cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom to balance excessive dryness and coldness.  

  • Pittas – Cool down with a refreshing hibiscus, rose petal, and cooling spice tea to offset excess heat and inflammation.

  • Kaphas – Awaken your digestion with an invigorating brew of turmeric, black pepper, cloves, and herbal peppermint.

You may also want to consider supplementing with triphala – a renowned Ayurvedic compound that combines three fruits (amalaki, bibhitaki, and haritaki) to support the body’s natural detoxification process. Triphala is believed to gently cleanse and rejuvenate the entire digestive tract.


Remember, this mind-body detox is about way more than just the physical – we’re bringing awareness to all levels of our being through the Ayurvedic lens of the five koshas or layers:  

Different Layers:
  • The annamaya kosha (physical body) through diet and herbs
  • The pranamaya kosha (breath/life force) with pranayama
  • The manomaya kosha (mind/emotional) through meditation  
  • The vijnanamaya kosha (wisdom/intuition) with self-study
  • The anandamaya kosha (bliss/spiritual) by connecting to our highest Self

To nourish your body during this revitalizing 3-day cleanse, you’ll want to prepare large batches of an easy-to-digest yet nutrient-dense kitchari dish. This traditional Ayurvedic meal combines basmati rice, lentils, ghee, and an array of detoxifying spices and vegetables – the perfect sustenance for gently resetting your digestion. 


To learn more about your specific dosha please take this quiz: Take Your Dosha Quiz By Clicking Here


Ayurvedic Gut Reset Kitchari:

Makes 4 servings ( You are welcome to double the batch to meal prep or you can switch up the vegetables if made daily of either broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, parsnips, celery, fennel buld or garnish with tomatoes, microgreens and parsley) 
– 1/4 cup lentils, soaked overnight
– 1/2 cup basmati rice, soaked
– 2-3 cups chopped vegetables (garlic, onion, ginger, broccoli, carrots, fennel, cauliflower)
– 1 tbsp ghee
– 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
– 1 tbsp fresh ginger, minced 
– 1 small onion, chopped
– 1 tsp mustard seeds
– 1/2 tsp turmeric
– 1/2 tsp coriander 
– 1/2 tsp cumin
– 1/2 tsp garam masala
– Sea salt and pepper to taste
– 1 cup bone or vegetable broth 
– 1/2 cup water
– Cilantro, lime wedges, avocado for garnish
  1. In a pot, sauté the garlic, ginger, onion, and spices in the ghee for 2-3 minutes. 
  2. Add the chopped veggies and sauté 2-3 more minutes.
  3. Drain and add the soaked lentils and rice, broth, and water. 
  4. Bring to a boil, then simmer on low for 20 minutes, adding more liquid if needed.
  5. For softer texture, simmer 5-10 more minutes.
  6. Garnish with cilantro, lime, and avocado.

Let’s Get Started:

You can make a big batch to last the full 3 day by doubling the recipe. If you make daily feel free to switch up the vegetables. Additional suggestions are listed at the top of recipe. This simple, grounding meal will be easy on your digestion while flooding your body with detoxifying spices and nutrients. I hope you’ll nourish yourself deeply with this healing, cleansing food as you engage in the full mind-body detox practices.  I can’t wait to immerse ourselves in the healing power of simple, nourishing foods and Ayurvedic wisdom this spring. Having a supportive community to guide each other through this seasonal detox will be incredibly grounding and powerful. Let’s do this!


I would also love to honor my teachers and lineage for Ayurveda and passing these teachings onto me. Thank you Soul Work and Yoga Veda Institute, Dr.Scott, KP Khalsa, Tierra Rufalo, founder Andy Betancourt and Dr. Vasant Lad Teachings.




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