Ojas: The essence of vitality

I get so many questions about why experiencing a seasonal Ayurvedic cleanse is so important. The truth is, a cleanse supports the body and mind on so many levels, and can really help cultivate the secret weapon for immunity: “ojas”. In Ayurveda, Ojas is considered the vital nectar of life — the juicy substance that cultivates long-term vitality and strength.

During the digestive process, the body’s inner wisdom works to refine our food into this juicy, sweet sap that supports our health and wellbeing! Which makes our diet, digestion, and daily habits our best tools for ensuring that this process is optimal. That’s where a cleanse comes in.

The Ayurvedic cleanse (traditionally known as “Panchakarma”) targets the digestion by nourishing the body with specific food, herbs, oils, and by allowing the mind to relax and reset. It is a wholistic approach to releasing the toxic waste that can impair and deplete Ojas.

The most important means of supporting ojas is maintaining a holistic lifestyle with proper diet, rest, exercise and meditation.