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Should You Do Intermittent Fasting When You Practice Yoga?

Yoga Intermittent Fasting

Should you do yoga when practicing intermittent fasting?

In this article you will find out what correlation exists between intermittent fasting and yoga.

Unfortunately, there are many people who do not understand the benefits of yoga.

Although Yoga is said to offer no benefit, it is actually a practice that gives well-being to your body.

The well-being that yoga can bring, is truly important for both body and mind.

Yoga, in addition to the practice on the mat, provides a series of habits that help. It makes the body healthier, stronger and relaxed. In addition it keeps the mind free, serene and focused. This allows you to be able to practise the contemplation that lead to know each other and live a more conscious life.

Among these, there is also fasting. In the yogic tradition there is a periodic fast to allow the body to regenerate, cleanse itself and rejuvenate, and the mind do the same.

Fasting is not a peculiarity of yoga. But it is present in all cultures and has always accompanied the history of man. In many religions, both food ingestion and abstinence from it, are regulated. Also, fasting is used to acquire clarity and mystical introspections.

For example, in the Buddhist tradition, fasting is used to acquire control over one’s body and purify it and helps the awakening of one’s spirituality. Buddha himself fasted long before enlightening himself.

Yogic fasting

In the yogic tradition, and in the Indian one more generally, fasting days are provided which are calculated according to the moon phases. The days of the month considered most favourable for fasting, are those of Ekadashi. It is the eleventh day after the new moon and full moon, and the days of purinama, or new moon and full moon.

For us Westerners they seem superstitious practices. But yogic practices are the result of a subtle sensitivity refined by a millennial tradition.

We are mostly made of water. And you know, the influence of the moon affects water. This influence is recognized and applied in agriculture, maritime sciences and also in psychological and social sciences. Numerous studies have shown that accidents, crimes, suicides, natural parts, cases of insomnia and sleepwalking, increase in the days near the new moon and full moon.

The practice of yogic fasting begins after dinner, the previous day. We stop eating for a whole day and continue with breakfast the next day, for a total of 36 hours.

The first few times, you may feel some discomfort due to the conveyed toxins that are conveyed in the blood to be expelled. For which, it is important to drink a lot to lighten the work of the kidneys.

After the first fasts and with the right diet, these sensations disappear leaving the place for a sense of lightness and vitality.


Yoga is a well-known and practiced way for relaxation and physical and psychological well-being.

It helps mind and body and is often practiced with periods of intermittent fasting. We call it yogic fasting.

Before doing any sport during intermittent fasting, it is good to consult your doctor to find out if it is suitable for us.

There are many benefits related to Yoga and fasting can offer your body great improvements from a healthy point of view.

Your energy will improve and you will never want to stop doing yoga during your fast.

It will help you keep focused and leave a great feeling of well-being in you.

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Hi, I'm Daniel! What started for me with trying to lose the last few pounds hsa now turned into a passion of finding the best ways to keep the body healthy and slim.

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