One more day to go. We complete ten days of fasting tomorrow, at SDM College of Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences.
Before we started, like most of us, I was scared of fasting. The closest I got to fasting before this was when I have avoided or skipped now and then, but total abstinence from food was a little scary.
The scariest part was enema.
Happily to say, I survived the fast for 8 days. On day 9, I was really carving for food. Not that I did not have any cravings for 8 days – I did, but they were all manageable . Today, though, they were terrible!
We had a glass of lemon juice with honey in the morning, but I was so bored of drinking just that for so many days. On the first day, it tasted great and we all loved it. Today, though… Imagine eating 10 rasagullas at one go! You can’t eat too much of it, for so long.
At 11:30 hours we were called to eat lunch – our first food after the fast! We could hardly wait to eat all our favourite foods. Today’s lunch was two bananas with some sprouts and salad, designed for an ongoing study. Bliss it was to eat solid food again!
Dinner special was a vegetable soup with fruits and vegetables. Vegetable soup has tasted so amazing!
During the whole fast, I developed headache and other small issues now and then – and a cold and cough since last night.
But in the end it was soothing. My fear of taking enema gone. You actually feel light after taking enema. I didn’t use soap or any cosmetics. I noticed changes in my body smell but its gone now.
I had intense craving for many foods during the fast, but now, I just don’t feel like eating them. All in all, my mind is relaxed. Hopefully, I have lost at least 3 kilos!
The idea of fasting may really scary or strange – but believe me, once you start doing it the right way you will like the idea and the experience you carry with it. Believe it or not, our body needs its rest – so does the mind. Add some yoga to your fast and you will have awesome results! It is natural, not harmful!
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This article is written by Garima Malani, now in her third year BNYS at SDM College of Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences, Ujire. Garima is keenly interested in Natural healing and Natural diagnostic modalities, and loves to learn and have fun learning. Garima can be contacted at email@example.com.