Tuesday April 24, 2018 and Certified Ayurvedic Health Counselor Andrea Catherine is here to share with us her spring cleanse.
Consistency, consistency, consistency…
I’m struggling this day because this weekend I was on google Analytics and trying to figure out what people are doing… because 25,000 people have been to my website and left within 10 seconds. It always tells me the average is 90 seconds but to see 25,000 have left in 10 seconds? Google Analytics is a rabbit hole. Part of me is like I should quit doing the show notes. I do the show notes for me because when I am talking with the guest it helps me remember what people say so i can tie it altogether. And someday I may write a book…anyway…
I finally tried the golden milk. I woke up from a bad dream and could not fall asleep and the golden milk totally worked!
The mystery and magic is more in the intension then the food
cooking and preparing food
has so much to do with the pausing
- being with the ingredients
- grinding up
- spices for the golden milk
To me that’s the preparation for our digestion
using our senses experience what we are preparing to receive the thing we are cooking for us
something easier to digest
calm our nervous system in a way that we can then receive.
preparing and drinking the milk was something that served you so well…
So i was listening to this podcast trying fall asleep with Gwenyth Paltrow interviewing Oprah and Oprah talks about how she is present in every single second of her life.
I also texted you my phone screen died and I have my old iPhone 4 out and it won’t download anything etc. There were 2 Lewis Howe’s podcasts on there one with the Founder of Organifi and he was talking about Ayurvedic Nurtition.
Oprah doesn’t know it she’s totally my homegrown.
I totally think Hillary Clinton will come have tea in my garden someday. One thing I learned about Google Analytics my listeners go to news websites their news junkies like Mike. My mom and Mike are appalled with the whole Facebook thing my feeling is it’s time to buy facebook stock they’re not going anywhere. They take money now, they bought instagram!
I love instagram!
Everybody loves instagram!
I threaten quite often to throw my phone in the river
my ideal lifestyle would involve technology an hour a day or less
which is a long day off.
I’m just thinking about when I’m happiest my phone is on airplane mode and my computer is no where near me
Im in the kitchen
all of these tools to connect us
we know they isolate us in a way
share with you what I wanted to talk about today
- how to do that
- why to do that
So Jackie it’s time for a cleanse for me at least. Every year, 2xs a year I do some kind of a cleanse involves Ayurvedic Kitchari
- mung beans
- basmati rice
- vegetables in season
- black pepper
- herbal tea
mono diet for 3-7 days
in the winter
I stick to that mono diet
the body digests it very well
mung bean most easy to digest legume
white basmati easier to digest or stick to
spices in the golden milk help to digest the bean
help to eliminate gas
what I will do
do about a weeklong cleanse
I will not just have Kitchari
In the spring time I crave lighter things
- green smoothie
- Kitchari at lunch
- nourishing meal that grounds me
- probably a salad or
steamed veggies with sesame oil in the evening
- processed foods
can be challenging
people want to play and do fun things
but it’s also a great time to pause
opportunity to slow down
If I’m not drinking or going out with people it’s a good time to be
- get more sleep
Kitchari Spring Cleanse
what does it mean to pause
Can you spell Kitchari?
sanscript is it’s a phonetic language so some people spell it
Kitchari and some people spell it kichardi
I’ll post my recipe on my website so folks can find
life spa Dr. John Douillard
easy to digest food
mung bean based
if you need extra fat you can add
- sesame oil
I love food even when I’m cleansing, eating a mono-diet I still have to be mindful
Some people eating the same thing will bore them they won’t eat as much
I really love food
observe eating habits.
I’m so confused, that sounds so good… that’s all you eat? I keep waiting for you to be like the next day you do ….
this is a great questions
in the spring I tend to have the Kitchari
wanting to feel lighter
simplification easy digestion
- blending of the juices
- makes it easier to digest
I don’t recommend a juice fast for many people, if you want to know more about that you can contact me directly
reasons we do that Kitchari
cleanse we want it to be simple on the body
slowing our bodies down
can still taste good, it doesn’t have to be brutal. I just wrote a blog post about when I brutalize myself when I actually need to be more gental
uplevel our physical well being without being brutal
Kitchari cleans is different then a fast
entry level approach is more then changing your diet is to simply slow down
Making the same meal multiple days in a row
making enough in the morning for 3 meals
I have more at lunch and have less at dinner
soupy version with cinnamon mentally
phsically emotionally to slow down
- I notice I have less gas
- less likely to feel constipated
- digestive issues
eat out with friends
find a rhythm
require maybe bringing your food places
- incorporates this other element of focus and discipline
not gonna do that click off right now
simplify your food
can be one day Kitchari or not
today I’m gonna cook
- eat local foods
Or cut out
- processed foods
put things in our body that don’t help us to just be that equilibrium of ease
Great time of year to do it
It’s a season of congestion
I can feel it sinuses as I talk
want to break that up be light and playful up here in Montana on the river and mountain and feel good and springy in our bodies instead of weighed down by winter.
I am really feeling weighed down by winter! I did go to the park this morning before school but I wanted to go again, I feel like I am feeling like I go 3 steps backward and one step forward.
I can relate in crossfit
- I felt that way
- I am the slowest one hear
- why am I doing this?
- push ups are getting harder every day?!
we make progress and this happens in a cleanse too we sometimes feel worse before we get better. Sometimes things get messier before they get better, we have to clear the gunk out…
things move through us
mentally and emotionally
sometimes a cleanse or upping our physical game
any physical change or dietary change
part of the process.
Makes me think of
cleaning out my closet
office where my bed was
- big project
- so much stuff
in order to get clean and clear and organized
needed to get removed!
vacuumed and cleared
I like all this definitely goes with spring cleaning. Mike is even feeling this way finally getting into the garden, planted like 345 potatoes? The other day it’s like now at 7pm and he starts up the rototiller. I can see that he’s been sore and stuff getting back into the dirt!
I bet listeners are relating!
its the time
compassionate with ourselves
gets a little confusing
what does it look like to be compassionate with myself?
Im cleansing but I still want to stay on track?
In our culture we reward ourselves with food
comes up being judgmental
I know a practice I like is to think of how can I nourish myself without food?
If I am craving warmth or connection
Maybe it’s time
- for a bath
- get in bed early to read a good book
- snuggle with my dog
- call an old friend
Show up for ourselves
can we do them
without putting a bunch a junk in our bodies
thinking about cleansing
sometimes that comes up
empty or disconnected
up the compassion how can you nourish yoruself in this moment?
what would you say to your friend
how can you meet for comfort without breaking whatever your craving.
I have been craving carrots. And I actually took a day off and went for a big walk with my best friend because I just needed it. I told her if anyone asks I’m calling you my therapists. I have also been shutting off my tv and crawling into bed with a book, but I am finally getting up at 4:20 again so I can be at the park at 6am to walk before school.
I can no longer say I am going to the gym in the dark.
I have the most gorgeous view of the rocky mountain front where I walk.
I took a bike ride to Kalispell.
I ended up driving through Glacier Park 2xs this weekend, but I just need to drive through Montana sometimes but I also was able to edit 2 episodes of my podcast listening for a bonus earth day episode and I needed to listen.
During fall cleanse time
That is an awesome time to come to Montana. You can still get into the park and there are not a lot of tourists around.
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