Benefits of fasting

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Who can fast?

Fasting gives the body the opportunity to clean itself.

Abstaining from eating is not for everyone. It is essential to obtain the green light from the GP.

The usual contraindications are as follows:

  • Children.
  • Pregnant women.
  • Diabetes.
  • Cachexia.
  • Serious illness.
  • Weaknesses.

During fasting, it is advisable to be medically supervised.

How long should I fast for?

Each person is unique.

Intermittent fasting consists of skipping a meal from time to time.

It is possible to go further: to fast for several days in a row. This is not compatible with all organisms.

Some people can die after 3 days of fasting.

On the other hand, some experienced yogis survive for months or years without food, feeding exclusively on prana.

Therefore, the most important thing is to go gradually, to know one’s limits and to set the right duration.

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Dry fasting

Dry fasting is more demanding than water-only fasting: no drinking or eating.

After a certain period of time (about 30 hours), the phenomenon of autophagy occurs: the body seeks its needs within itself.

This means that it will transform fats and cells into energy.

Sick or fragile cells are eaten first.

If the fasting lasts too long, the body will attack the vital cells, which will have an impact on health.

Water fasting

Water fasting consists of stopping food, but continuing to drink.

It is less effective than the dry fast, but is still an excellent tool to lighten the body.

How to prepare for a fast?

In the week before the fasts, it is advisable to :

  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Reduce your diet.

How to behave during fasting?

  • Limit physical exercise.
  • Do not hesitate to sleep, as fasting is tiring.
  • Being in the middle of nature is a bonus to accompany the purification process.
  • Be under supervision.
  • Do not overestimate your capacities, go gradually.

How to break your fast?

The body is an extraordinary machine.

When digestion is paused, it finds other resources to continue functioning (for a while).

However, it takes time to get back to normal working order.

Every person is different, so it is best to use the muscle test to find out exactly what to eat when breaking the fast.

However, there are some basic guidelines:

  • Start by drinking 2 sips of water.
  • After 10 minutes, eat a small amount of food with water.
  • Wait 30 minutes before completing the meal, which should be light and nutritious.
  • Wait at least 4 hours before eating again.
  • Avoid overeating for 3 days after fasting.

Benefits of fasting

To fast is beneficial on several levels.

Physical body

The physical body receives a lot of food, not necessarily very healthy, in our western societies.

It does not know the lack.

It does not have the opportunity to cleanse itself of toxins and excesses.

Fasting allows the body to undergo a deep cellular cleansing.

It is commonly used to lose weight.

Emotional body

Many emotions can arise during a fast:

  • Fear of being hungry.
  • Fear of being thirsty.
  • Fear of dying.
  • Anxiety.
  • Doubts.
  • And so on.

Knowing how to transmute blocked emotions allows one to take advantage of fasting to free oneself from belief systems.

Energetic body

It is not only the physical body that is cleansed.

The energetic body is also purifying itself.

Digestion is an energy-intensive process.

Suspending digestion gives more energy for purification on other levels.

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Conclusion

What are the benefits of fasting?

It is an experience that allows for intense purification.

It is not to be taken lightly, as it can engage vital processes.

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