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What is Ojas?

Ojas (OH-JUS) is a Sanskrit term that means ‘vigour’ or ‘vitality’. Ojas is the good stuff we are all after. It’s the essence in our body that gives us a spring in our step and a sparkle in our eye.

Doing the detox give your body the best ability to build more OJAS.

Ojas is one of the three subtle forces in our body. Think of ojas as the container that holds your abundant energy. It is the ultimate energy reserve of the body and mind. It is the purest essence of kapha, and physically, it is related to reproductive, hormonal, and cerebrospinal fluids.

Healthy Ojas is needed in the body to reduce signs of aging and protect against disease.

A person with “good” Ojas:
  • Have a healthy luminous glow
  • Patient
  • Compassionate
  • Rarely become sick.

How can you get more OJAS?

Regular yoga and exercise balances the body-mind connection and builds ojas. Yoga breathing called pranayama increases immunity, nourishes all the dhatus (elements) and keeps the tridoshas in balance.(you will learn more in phase 2) Calm your mind and senses with meditation. Spend quality time in nature outdoors.

Ojas is built when we are spending time rejuvenating (the Ayurvedic term is known as (rasayana) rather than pushing ourselves and going, going, going, as many yogis do. “Rasa” means juice or essence, and “ayana” means path rasayana is the “the path of juicing up”. This is what you are doing in the DETOX

Ojas is the essence, like honey created by the essence of flowers, and is related to vitality and immunity.

The honey is stored in the honeycomb, which in our body is like ojas, the pure essence of our dhatus, or bodily tissues. Ojas is considered to be generated from the original essence of para ojas in the heart, which then circulates via the heart and throughout the body for support.

What causes low OJAS
  • Physical trauma (i.e. car accident, injury)
  • Emotional trauma (i.e. break-up, loss of a loved one)
  • Poor sleep habits
  • Selfishness
  • Nervousness
  • Anger
  • Stress
  • Overworking
  • Excessive orgasms
  • Chronic diseases such as diabetes, asthma, arthritis, cancer, TB and ulcerative colitis
  • Chronic pain
  • Resistance to “what is”
  • Excessive travel, High Vata in the system, …Aging (50+)

Ojas and strong immunity are dependent upon robust agni, a healthy diet, a supportive lifestyle, and a balanced nervous system. This is why basic self- care is so vitally important. This is why your DETOX is so profound.