Ayurveda has been practised for over 5,000 years – that’s five millennia of holistic medicine and experience! The teachings’ many healing methods include fasting and weight loss, and the holistic approach undertaken during an Ayurvedic cleanse is varied and profound. ‘When you undergo a fast, the body is rested so that it can purify itself, detoxify and reenergise,’ explains Christina Mauracher, the mastermind behind European Ayurveda®. ‘The energy that is usually expended on digesting and on the metabolism is made available for cleansing and regeneration. You gain time, which can be used for meditation, so your fast will have a spiritual benefit too,’ says the Ayurveda specialist. In today’s fast-paced society, our spirituality is something we all too often neglect, which is why European Ayurveda® gives mental and emotional wellbeing high priority.