21 day clean, purge, balance
30 March 2020 Day 4 (Clean 4) – Self-care: Cleaning health tips
Welcome to Day 4 (Clean 4), – Self Care – Tongue, Ear and Nostrils conduits to a clear brain and health.
Most of us follow a morning routine of brushing our teeth, blowing our noses, and washing to throw off the night and last vestiges of sleep. Ayurveda has always considered this an important self-care step to refresh the senses, protect the openings of the body and ensure health. Not only does it recommend brushing our teeth to get rid of the accumulation of secretions from digestion and the night, but recommends tongue scraping that removes any undigested food toxins and stimulates nerves and channels that keep digestion and taste working properly. If you don’t have a tongue scraper simply brushing the tongue vigorously stimulates these points and clears the tongue.
Nasaya is cleansing of the nose to remove build-ups of mucus and involves introducing a mild saline solution into the nose which is snuffed in and expelled through the other nose or mouth. A simple method that provides most of the benefits is to simply cup your hand in the shower filling it with water, snuffing it into the nose and expelling it. This cleans the nose and refreshes it. A little oil can be applied to the little finger and inserted into the nose to lubricate the nostril during self-message which will lubricate and create a protective membrane for these sensitive tissue. This is known in Ayurveda to clean, protect, and maintain smell as well as removes certain toxins from the brain and increase brain clarity. When accompanied with Vagus nerve breathing (see clean 3) it provides many health benefits, reduces stress, and increase Prana (an element of life force) absorption.
Many people remove excess ear wax and dirt from the ears with a cotton swap (careful of ear drum) in the morning which keeps the ear openings clean and functioning. Ayurveda like to occasionally perform more complete wax removal with candling or similar practices and recommends the application of a little oil with your morning self-message to seal the opening and protect the tissues.
Try this for 21 days to see the effects first hand. Continue the practices from day 1 and 2 for the entire program to fully experience the benefits.
Take Away (Clean 4): Hypercharge health with tongue, nostril and ear cleaning – clear brain and senses.
Enjoy your Cleanse,
Dr. Zaida Rivene, D.C.
083 290 1283
and Jim Montrose, Ayurvedic counselor
071 959 0786
P.S. Check out the website (www.drzaidarivene. co.za) for other articles and resources on practices, words, inspired living, health, chakra meditation, Ayurveda and other topics.
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