Sister Science Lesson 5
Ayurvedic Cleansing & Detoxification

Design your personal Ayurvedic cleanse

Lesson Objectives

In today’s lesson you will learn how to design and implement a cleansing protocol expertly tailored to your unique needs. Start where you are, and give yourself permission to start small, and to progress at your own pace. Seek support inside our Yoga Veda Community.  One of the rewards of honoring ourselves as we engage with a cleansing process (however simple) is that it gets easier with time. Inevitably, as our overall state of balance improves, and as the intelligence within our bodies resurfaces, these cleansing therapies become more and more natural, easeful, and rewarding. So, start with whatever steps feel right to you today and trust that you are exactly where you need to be. We hope that we can continue to support you on your journey with Ayurveda and on your quest for improved health.

  1. Listen to the Audio Lesson
  2. Complete the Your Ayurvedic Seasonal Cleanse Worksheet
  3. Complete the Journal Activity
  4. Complete the Challenge
  5. Share your insights in our Yoga Veda Community

Lesson Downloads

Journal Activity

Challenge Assignment

Ayurveda literally means “the science of life” and it teaches us to tune into both the conspicuous and subtle indicators that there is room for improvement within—body, mind, and spirit. The Ayurvedic tradition also offers us a myriad of diverse therapeutic strategies to actually achieve positive change. As a system of healing, Ayurveda honors the utter uniqueness of the individual while helping each of us to court an ever-improving sense of balance and harmony in our lives. Ayurveda does not purport to offer any one-size-fits-all solution—no silver bullet to heal one and all. Instead, it teaches us how to better align with our truest inner nature and to reinvigorate our own innate intelligence in order to guide a very gentle and authentic healing process.

Using Dr. John Douillard’s Short Home Cleanse Manual (download) design a complete Ayurvedic Cleanse ritual for yourself (or someone else). 

Submit your assignment to for feedback and share your insights, questions and comments inside the Yoga Veda Community for peer-to-peer support.

Recommended Reading

Bonus Resources

Experience the Freedom of a Truly Clean Body

Read more about Ayurvedic herbs for detoxification.


Because we cannot scrub our inner body we need to learn a few skills to help cleanse our tissues, organs, and mind. This is the art of Ayurveda.

Sebastian Pole