Fasting – why, when and when not to do it.

🌻Fasting is an integral part of many religions and Indian culture.

🌻It is not only of spiritual significance but also important to maintain and regaining health.

🌻 It is a method of self-cleaning. It has mental, physical and spiritual benefits.

🌻In ayurveda fasting is included in types of treatment.

🌻But it is important to know when, how and how much one should fast.

🌻 There are many types of fasting; you should choose your fasting type keeping in mind about the following things –

✅Your mental strength and will power.

✅Digestive strength.

✅Body type (Prakriti)

✅Your food habits

When to Fast?🧐

👉When you feel tired, dull, lethargic, heaviness, suffering from digestive issues like gas, burping, bloating, etc, your tongue is white coated then it is time for to fast and get rid of toxins.

👉 You can also do fast on spiritual days, once in a week, once in a month or during the change of season.

🤔What are the different types of Fasting?❓❓

👉Skipping breakfast only

👉Skipping lunch or dinner or both.

In lunch or dinner one can eat normal meal or vrat food like buckwheat, samak, sago, rajgira etc cooked in ghee.

👉Water fasting- drinking only warm water the whole day.

👉Juice fasting

👉Fruit fasting

👉Vegetable fasting

👉No food no water fasting

✅You can choose the type of fasting suitable for you after consulting an Ayurvedic doctor:

👉Kichadi fasting (have kichadi once in a day) is recommended to all.

👉Fruit or juice fasting is recommended to a healthy person only.

🤔What are the benefits of fasting?❓

🌺Remove toxins from the body.

🌺Improves digestion.

🌺Feeling light and facial glow.

🌺Fasting impart mental clarity, increase mental skill, improve brain function, increase mental strength and will power.

🌺 It increases satva quality of mind.

Who should not Fast?❓🤔

🌷Very young

🌷Very old


🌷New mothers who give breastfeeding.

🌷During menstruation.

🌷Those who are underweight should not do fasting.

👉Consult Ayurvedic doctor if you are on any medication or have any medical condition to know you can do fasting or not.

Published by Dr. Amrita Sharma

I am an ayurvedic practitioner with experience of more than a decade, I have worked with best ayurvedic companies and now with the purpose of reaching out people to make them aware about ayurveda which is not just a system of treatment but a way of living to remain healthy

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