What to Know Before Attending Your First Ayahuasca Ceremony

Before you take ayahuasca and attend your first ayahuasca ceremony, consider these tips in your preparation. Ayahuasca is an ancient plant medicine that demands the utmost respect. The transformations that take place are profound, irreverent, life-changing, and the process and experience are not to be underestimated. How should you prepare for your first ayahuasca ceremony? Get the most out of your experience by preparing your mind, body, and spirit in these four ways.

Set Your Intention

Soul Quest said, “Evaluate what is your main focus before taking in this experience.” Be very clear with yourself what you want to change, transform, where your life is, and where it is going. Consider your relationships, your economic state, your living situation, and your job. What do you want to change? Ayahuasca can be an amazing catalyst if you’re serious about your intention. It will help you release in your life what you need to release. Preparation is the best plan for making your first ayahuasca ceremony an amazing transformation.

Drink A Lot Of Water

Drink a gallon of water a day. It will give your body enough water to flush out any toxins before your ceremony and cleanse your body before you take this ancient plant medicine. Every cell in your body should be hydrated to communicate effectively with one another and released of all toxins and foreign substances and impurities in your body. It’s best to stay hydrated, keep your skin healthy and your organs functioning properly.

Detox Your Body, Change Your Diet

Stay away from hot, spicy foods. You’ll poop and vomit a lot during and after the ceremony, so any spicy foods will likely make this part of your experience very unenjoyable. Fermented foods have the same effect, messing with the enzymes in your stomach. The ayahuasca won’t be as effective with dairy, fermented foods, and processed meat in your digestive system. The visual effects of Aya will be reduced if you have these foreign substances in your body. Eating whole foods, bananas, broccoli, kale, pineapple, any fruits and leafy green vegetables are a safe bet leading up to your ceremony. Rice and lentils and beans are okay as well. Just beware of meats and animal products.

Ayahuasca is an ancient plant medicine, you’re consuming one of the most irreverent plants in existence, you will feel the power of it, and it will test your preparation. Clear your system completely and be ready to receive from Ayahuasca.

It’s your choice, but if you really want to have the best experience, set your goals for clarifying your body a week before and a week after your experience. Two weeks to a month is even better in preparation for your first ayahuasca ceremony.

If you want a potent experience, it’s not just about going in and winging it, you’ll want to be fully prepared physically, mentally, and spiritually.

Fast 24 Hours Before Your Experience

You want to have a clean system, no food unsettled inside of you. Ayahuasca will soon be permeating straight through your body, giving you a full-body experience, divinely soaking into your body so you can fully embrace whatever experience ayahuasca has for you. Paud’arco tea is a tree bark tea that helps stimulate the immune system, regeneration of blood cells, and is an anti-inflammatory antibacterial medicinal tea. It’s a great way to prepare your body for your first ayahuasca ceremony.

Drugs and Smoking

Ayahuasca can free you from any addictions you’re hoping to be rid of, so consider any foreign substances to be interfering with your body and ayahuasca. Mentally, physically, and spiritually preparing ahead of time will help you accept these transformations and changes. You don’t want to take any medications either, they stay in your blood cycle and are synthetic substances. Antidepressants are not a good combination with ayahuasca.

These are just a few pieces of advice for you to consider before experiencing your first ayahuasca ceremony. Remember, it really is all about intention. If your intention is pure and your preparation is pure, your first ayahuasca ceremony will be the most amazing, transformative experience of your entire life.