brave SEASONAL CLEANSING REGIME


"Health is not everything,

But nothing is worth anything without it.

There is a difference between those two temporal blessings, health & money.

MONEY is the most envied but least enjoyed.

HEALTH is the most enjoyed

but least envied;

this superiority of the latter is still more obvious

when we reflect that the poorest man

would not part with health for money,

but the richest would gladly part with every cent for health.

WEALTH IS HEALTH - "

Turyiana Acharyia (Glenn Hudson-Ross)

In the west we have many misconceptions & errors in view when it comes to purification and fasting. We think of both requiring extreme approaches & fanatical methods - for short periods of time. But in actual fact, purification happens daily and seasonally, in spite of our damaging eating and behavioural habits. Your body, thankfully, is a fantastic detoxing instrument capable of ridding you of even the most harmful pesticides, additives as well as, the chemicals produced by your own negative emotions & thought patterns. However, one wouldn’t dream of continuing to drive your car at high speed, revving & flooding the engine, clogging it with cheap fuels, not replacing the water or anti-freeze when necessary. But we are happy to do this to our body! One would never live in your home for a year without cleaning it or throwing away the trash- But this is what we do to our first home - our body….


The reason why all great religions & teaching incorporate the idea of purification is because one can't experience meditation or even sit still enough to glimpse inner peace - let alone enlightenment - in a filthy temple! It’s just not physiologically possible for a toxin filled brain to fire evenly. Of course, the added benefits of well being, EASE rather than DIS EASE & living longer are reason enough to devote 2 weeks a year to cleansing this incredible instrument - YOUR BODY. So when is the best time to purify?


No doubt we can find a thousand reasons to delay but the time of year is of critical importance - again all great religions agree at least on this, Spring and Autumn -

The reason being that they all utilise the technology and life science of natural cycles, union within and without – which is simple what the word Yoga means, and therefore what the technology of Yoga and science of life, Ayurveda, teach. The body is as affected by seasonal change as is all in Nature and that, much like the ice on the great peaks of the Himalaya, our accumulations and stores of unwanted fats and toxins are going to melt in Spring and be stored (solidify) in Autumn - Some may even be experiencing this liquid in the form of sinusitis or hay fever, your body may be pushing these out through your biggest organ your skin in the form of a rash or diarrhea - if you're lucky!

For most, we have abused our bodies for so long they no longer have these options available, so our stores are staying there, forming the basis of a tumour, polluted glands or lymph, livers and kidneys so over-loaded they are struggling to function normally let alone clean! Ok so now that you're onboard, where to begin –


At Brave we will begin the BRAVE Cleansing Regime the first week of consistently warmer temperatures in Spring. For those in Recovery, once you become stronger (a year or two into your healing) it’s also a good idea to do this in Autumn so you don’t store all the toxins of your meds, anesthetic, chemo etc . Fasting is not recommended in early stages unless under strict supervision. Really that means admitting yourself to a registered Ayurvedic HOSPITAL not a spa, or r