Renew & Restore Detox Kit
- Clear away brain fog
- Ignite your digestive fire
- Rev up your energy
Hopefully you enjoyed the holidays with friends and family, celebrated the season, and ate some of your favorite foods.
During this time of year, we all loosen up on some of our routine in order to connect to others and balance our regular yearly routine with some fun. That being said, now that the holidays are over you may notice some subtle, or not so subtle, changes in your mind and body.
If your sleep routine has been off, we can feel sluggish and tired. You might feel heavy, bloated, or have irregular digestion from eating different foods or overeating. You may also be feeling a host of emotions from the holidays such as sadness that they are over, anxiety about getting back to routine life, or anger and resentment if you had some challenging conversations with people. You may even be feeling guilty for ‘not doing enough’ or things that you said to others.
Each situation, including the holidays, can bring up feelings and emotions that need to be released so we can move into the next year more freely. It is also a great time to reset the digestion and begin the new year with energy and lightness.
In Ayurveda, whenever we have gone through a particularly busy or stressful period, this is a great time to do a cleanse to release any toxicity that has accumulated and to rekindle the digestive fire, or agni. Our agni helps us digest our food as well as our life experiences.
Here are some Ayurvedic tips to reset and reboot after a busy holiday season:
As part of a ‘reset’, we also can reflect and set intentions for the new year. In Sanskrit, a subtle intention from the heart is called Sankalpa. When we connect to our hearts, meditate, and set intentions in the field of pure potential, we begin the process of manifesting our intentions.
Here is a practice to help you release any emotions that are weighing you down to create space for new intentions:
Lastly, try to think of a few things that brought you joy over the holiday season and write them down. Even if you don’t feel they are significant, bringing awareness to things that bring you joy reduces the focus on the things that did not and are a great way to end any journaling practice. Examples that may apply to you:
Releasing anything, whether it’s food, daily schedule, or emotions, that don’t serve your future self and focusing on the things that did can help you detox and reset from the holidays and allow you to move forward with more energy, clarity, joy, and lightness.
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