Ayahuasca dietary restrictions vary between every practitioner and retreat center – making it difficult to know exactly how to prepare oneself for the Ayahuasca experience. Some people wonder if such restrictions are essential for working with Ayahuasca. Continue reading
Jul 29, 2015 /prREACH/ -- Tarapoto, Peru – As Ayahuasca grows in popularity, so does the variety of information regarding Ayahuasca dietary restrictions. These recommendations vary from extreme, Spartan diets of just a few bland foods to more lax restrictions that suggest little more than avoiding alcohol and other drugs. Although many of these recommendations come from indigenous practitioners with generations of experience with Ayahuasca, such guidelines frequently present conflicting information. This often causes confusion, especially for newcomers to Ayahuasca.
At Ayahuasca Healings retreat center in Tarapoto, owner and co-founder Trinity de Guzman has laid out a comprehensive list of Ayahuasca dietary restrictions that he believes are not simply “rules for the sake of rules,” but rather function to optimize the transformational and healing potential of Ayahuasca.
“In order to maximize your healing and avoid any negative healing crisis, we follow strict Ayahuasca dietary guidelines,” says Trinity. “You can think of this as creating a blank canvas within your system so the plants have as much space as possible to heal you without competition from other sources.”
“Another way to look at it, is that you need to be as clean as possible for the plants to work inside you to their greatest capacity. By eliminating certain things from your diet, what you’re doing is cleaning your body, physically and energetically, so that the plants can work and heal you to their fullest.”
Importantly, Ayahuasca dietary restrictions refer not only to foods, but also to pharmaceutical medications and even sex. It is important that practitioners talk with a doctor if they have been prescribed any medication, as some can be extremely dangerous – even fatal – when combined with Ayahuasca. It is also essential to avoid any kind of sexual contact or conduct when working with Ayahuasca. Explains Trinity, “Abstinence is important because it allows you to keep your focus on the internal healing process.”
Although such restrictions may seem extreme to some, Trinity insists that these are not simply rules but rather essential guidelines for optimizing the many healing benefits that Ayahuasca can provide. To learn more about Ayahuasca, and the specific dietary guidelines recommended by Trinity, go to: https://ayahuascahealings.com