Ekadashi Fasting: Connecting with the Rhythms of the Universe

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Ekadashi Fasting: Connecting with the Rhythms of the Universe

Are you looking for a way to connect with the natural rhythms of the universe and tap into your inner wisdom? Consider incorporating Ekadashi fasting into your spiritual practice. This ancient tradition has been observed for centuries and is rooted in the belief that our bodies and minds are in a constant state of flux. By aligning with the unique energy created by the alignment of the planets during Ekadashi, we can experience a deeper sense of purification and rejuvenation.

The Significance of Ekadashi Fasting  : “A Journey to purify Your Mind and Body “

The power of Ekadashi fasting lies in its ability to detoxify and rejuvenate our bodies and minds. By abstaining from food on these days, we allow ourselves to remain light and receptive, increasing our awareness and ability to turn inward. Ekadashi fasting is said to help release toxins from the body, calm the mind, and promote overall well-being.

Preparation is Key

It’s essential to prepare your body and mind before starting the fast. Fasting without sufficient preparation can lead to harm instead of benefits. To ensure a successful fast, start by consuming the right kinds of foods and gradually reducing your food intake. This way, your body can adjust to the change and prevent damage to your system. Avoid fasting just to prove a point, and instead approach it as a conscious process rather than a forced denial of food.

Tips for Preparing and Observing Ekadashi Fasting

  1. Here are some tips to help you prepare for and during your fast.
  2. Gradually reduce your intake of heavy and processed foods from 3-4 days before the fast leading up to the fast.
  3. Practice deep breathing or meditation to help prepare your mind and energy for the fast.
  4. If you find it difficult to go without food, consider doing a modified fast where you only consume juices, smoothies, or fruits.
  5. Plan your fast during a time when you can rest and minimize your physical activity.
  6. Encourage other family members to fast along with you.

My Personal Experience with Ekadashi Fasting

As someone who used to snack throughout the day, adjusting to Ekadashi fasting was not easy. I failed miserably in the begining. However, with determination, I was able to eventually do it and that too without any struggle. I have noticed a significant change in the way I approach food after observing Ekadashi fasting. The results have been amazing – I sleep better, wake up feeling more energized, and feel more flexible.

Final Thoughts

Observing Ekadashi fasting can help us align with the natural cycles of the universe and tap into our inner power. By approaching it as a conscious process and properly preparing our bodies and minds, we can experience the many benefits of this ancient practice.

Have you had any experiences with fasting, particularly Ekadashi fasting?

Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below. And if you found this blog helpful, please share it with others!

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22 Responses
  1. Abhilash

    Very well explained. Ekadashi is the day to reset the body and mind, which is very much relevant in today’s fast paced world.

    1. Kritika Soni

      Exactly Abhilash, cannot agree more. In today’s world, where we are constantly bombarded with information and distractions, this becomes important like never before.

  2. Aruna

    Thank you very much for this post. This is my first time fasting and I would like to know if it is ok to add salads like carrots cucumbers and peppers to your food other than fruits? Could you please share your thoughts?

    1. Kritika Soni

      Yes, it is ok to add salads like carrots, cucumbers, and peppers to your food, if you are trying to fast for the first time. I will soon write a detailed blog about all the options and ways in which you can fast.

    1. Kritika Soni

      That would be amazing, it can be a bit challenging, as you will feel detox symptoms. But results are worth the effort.

  3. Sarita Pareek

    Quite informative and insightful.The detailed explanation of the significance of Ekadashi and the benefits of fasting on this auspicious day are truly eye-opening.

  4. Aseem

    Amazing information! Thank you so much! I’ve fasted on Ekadashi before and energy flow in the body feels so amazing. Meditation and spiritual practices are much more powerful. Body also feels really light and purified after.

    1. Kritika Soni

      Thank you for sharing your experience with Ekadashi fasting! It’s amazing to hear how you felt a positive shift in energy flow and experienced a lighter and purified body after the fast.

  5. Archana

    Initially it was hard to do fasting. With conscious approach I am able to do it easily now and feel very energised and light

  6. Ravideep

    Wonderful information. I was always foodie person never thought in my life that I can fast. Initially it was bit struggle but then it is so wonderful experience of fasting.I am fasting for more than 3 years now. Keep sharing these information it makes difference.

    1. Kritika Soni

      High five, I think as they say late is better than never. I am glad that you are observing Ekadashi for more than 3 years now. It is not a small thing at all.

  7. Nitshi Jain

    Thanks for the valuable information, many people do fasting but to understand the importance of doing it is great and motivating too!!!