EKADASHI- (eleventh day of the lunar cycle)
⭐️WHEN TO FAST?
4 days before the FULL MOON DAY
4 days before the NEW MOON DAY
⭐️HOW TO FAST?
It’s 36 hours fast.
*Fasting time starts at 7 pm a day before on Dashmi (10th day of the lunar cycle)
Have your light dinner around sunset preferably without grains.
*The day of EKADASHI fasting day.
*Next day DWADASHI ( 12th day of the lunar cycle) you can break the fast at 7 AM
⭐️BENEFITS of Ekadashi fast:
ATTAIN A MEDITATIVE & CALM MIND??♂️
TO GET CLARITY OF MIND
FOR BETTER DIGESTION
TO GET A HEALTHY & ACTIVE BODY ?♀️
⭐️WHAT TO EAT ON THE FASTING DAY?
Very light or no food!
YES- Sip Warm Water through the day
YES- Coconut water
YES-Fruits- after 12 pm
NO-Wheat, grains, millets, rice, oats, etc.
N0-Beans, lentils & pulses.
NO-Animal products, meat, eggs dairy, butter, ghee, etc.
⭐️ORDER OF EATING-
1-Without any food & water
2- Only warm water throughout the day
3-Fruits, herbal tea & water.
4- If you can not live on water & fruits in that case:
Soaked nuts /nut milk ( not more than 10)
Soaked seeds/seed milk ( not more than 1-3tbs)
Soaked dates & figs etc.( NO refined sugar)
If using salt, only raw Himalayan salt
5-If you are still hungry
1 cup of Roasted Lotus seeds & 1 steamed/baked roasted sweet potato.
With a cup of pumpkin soup.
Eat around sunset (7 PM)-
Steamed veggies & clear soups
Initially, you may find fasting disturbing/annoying but soon the body will adjust to the new rhythm & will start adjusting accordingly.
FASTING DAY should be a day of celebration for you, as you are doing something BIG for your MIND, BODY & SOUL
To get the optimum physical & spiritual benefits, a HAPPY & ALIVE state of mind is very important.
⭐️Fasting acts as a natural way to cleanse & detox from our daily habits.
It rejuvenates the digestive fire which in turn helps to burn away all the toxins (undigested food)from the body.
This leads to better absorption of nutrients, increased energy, weight loss, & great health.