Yoga, Natur und Singen
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Yoga, Natur und Singen
As I am writing this, I haven’t eaten for 42 hours and it feels so great. I feel light, my mind is focused and still. All worth it. Usually one goes through different stages when fasting.
I wasn’t born an ascetic master. I too love to eat. In the past when I didn’t have set mealtimes, I would also forget eating during the day, eating what I missed during the day at night. That was a horrible idea. I slept longer, my sleep wasn’t restorative, I was very sluggish, which is strange when you are only 20 years of age.
Over the years I found Yoga, then Ayurveda. There I got my inspiration to set times for my two meals per day. The best choice ever. The beginning is always hard, but with the right focus, everything is possible. It’s just food after all. But it is so hard to get out of your habits there. I know how hard it is, I ain’t no saint, nor do I want to preach. I simply want to share the amazing tools I picked up along the way.
So, let me start.
When I fasted for the first time, it didn’t leave the best impression. I didn’t eat the whole day and was still engaging in strenuous garden work. This was a stupid idea, the next day I couldn’t get out of bed, I felt so weak, my muscles didn’t want to work at all. Very interesting experience. Other than that, I felt great though.
This first experience made me not do it for many years. Until sometime last year I started doing it twice a month for a day. This is called Ekadashi fasting, where you fast at certain stages of the moon phase (11 days after full and new moon).
It was so hard, but it didn’t stop me. 24 hours fasts were tpo easy. So, I stuck to the 40 hours fast. Having my last meal at 6 pm the day before fasting and breaking the fast at 10 pm the day after.
Why is it so worthwhile?
Now during quarantine I’ve gained some extra belly fat from eating rather unconsciously at times. So, I’ve decided to fast once a week for a day. It’s going so great.
We are very much addicted to food and used to be able to get it at any time. But it’s not smart to eat whatever whenever without sensitivity. We all lost touch with our own bodies. Over the years we took on habits due to socialization. Most of these habits are self-destructive, but we don’t even know. So why change?
That’s why I share, so you can try and share it as well. May we become more aware of what we put into our bodies. We can also save valuable food when fasting once in a while. You can save resources and money and even gain more from it, than by extracting it forcefully. Isn’t that nice?
I love it.
I know it is hard. I’ve failed many times. Here I provide you some tips to make it easier.
You are doing great!
Thank you for reading 😀