Full Moon Detox Potluck
For the past year or so, ever since one of my kombucha baby adopters mentioned to me the Ayurvedic detox method of oil pulling, I have gotten into a two week ritual of focusing on detoxing which begins the day after the full moon. Oil pulling is also an old Germanic ritual, which Johanna Paungger discusses in her book Moon Time: The Art of Harmony with Nature and Lunar Cycles. In this book she also mentions that the period of the waning of the moon (as the moon goes from full to dark) is part of a natural cycle of waning in general and a very useful time to detox your body as you are working in tune with the pull of the gravity of the moon upon the fluids of our own bodies (many other traditions also follow this practice).
I have enjoyed following these two week healing cycles, the two weeks leading to the Dark Moon I focus on my detoxing rituals, the following two weeks leading up to the Full Moon I focus on nourishing rituals of food and movement. During the times of detox I usually start the day with an oil pulling using sunflower oil and end it with a bath of epsom salts, vinegar and either rosemary or lavender oil. While on the GAP syndrome diet it is important to be sure to do a lot of detoxing. I find that if my body gets overly toxic I am extremely short tempered, paranoid and just all around grumpy and especially the first month and at various other longer cycles of detoxification these symptoms get worse. This also occurs, of course, at times like these, when it is holiday season and very hard to say no to everyone who is so eager to offer you their homecooked favorite delicacies. I have eaten so many things that don’t quite suit my digestive system in the last week. It is really hard to say no under such festive conditions and I am sure each of us has our own favorite ways to get our bodies back on track.
Please join our Full Moon Detox potluck and link up your favorite detoxifying ritual, recipe or experience. Please link back to this post from your post, post only one link and comment below after linking and let’s share our detoxifying experiences!
This Linky will be open from now till the next full moon in January 2011.