Himalayan Yoga Academy

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Fasting For Health and Harmony

16 Feb 2020 HYN Himalayan Yoga Academy


By Dr Subodh Simkhada

Fasting means generally not eating. But fasting is the state of reducing the excess things and increasing the essence things for natural life. It is both a science and an art. Fasting is a part of dynamic health and process of spiritual perfection. For one day, a week or a month. Fasting will prove a great health boon.Total abstinence from all food for a deifinite period of time to give rest to stomach and intestines but it is not starvation.

Wild creatures keep fast whenthey are ill and becomes healthy. Fast is the best way to cure diseases, promote health and transform the intire energy into spiritual awareness.

Water fast , juice fast, fruit fast, liquid fast, mano diet fast, no breakfast fast there are many types of fasts. Fast is included in religious activities called vratta. Mainly there are four types of fast religious, political, therapeutic and spiritual but we have to consider the second one to be happy  and healthy.Let everyone enjoy the fruit of health with fasting.

Benefits of Fasting

  • Gives a rest to vital organs like heart, liver, kidney etc.
  • Stops intake of foods that decomposes in the intestine and poison in the body.
  • Empties the digestive tract and disposes putrefactive bacteria.
  • Gives organs of elimination an opportunity to function efficiently.
  • Re-establishes normal physiological chemistry and normal secretions.
  • Promotes breaking down and absorption of diseased tissues , deposits and abnormal growths.
  • Restores youthful conditions of the cells and tissues and rejuvenates the body.
  • Increase the power of digestion and assimilation.
  • Permits the conservation and re-channelization of energy.
  • Skin texture and function is improved.
  • Enhances the process of healing of open sores, repair of wounds and broken bones.
  • Blood volume diminishes in proportion to decrease in size of the body . red cells of healthy fasters are reported to increase a decrease in white cell.
  • The soft tissues of the body lose weight during a fast, they lose at wasting of the body of the body’s resources. Biologically important organs are sustained at the expense of the less important one.
  • Prepare foundation to have fasts. Relax your body and mind elimination laugh at fasting symptoms, break the fast cautiously.

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