Inner Unity

Fasting is known to many as a process where you abstain on all or some kinds of food or drink, especially as a religious observance. It can also mean to abstain against certain activities or habits as well. A number of studies suggest that intermittent fasting has numerous health benefits, including weight loss, lower blood pressure and reduced cholesterol. When we cease the over-indulgence that has become so common in our modern world, even if for a short while, our lives and priorities become clearer.

Fasting will:

*rest the digestive system *allow for cleansing and detoxification of the body *create a break in eating patterns while allowing you to focus more on these methods * promote greater mental clarity *cleanse and heal “stuck” emotional patterns *increase energy level *inner stillness enhancing spiritual connection

Recognizing that there is truly a higher plan or purpose will become more real as we intuitively experience mindfulness rather than intellectually understood. If there are any health concerns, it is best to consult a qualified medical practitioner before fasting.

Before you fast decide the following:

How long you will fast (Beginners should start slowly.

The type of fast (water only or water and juices)

Physical and social activities you will restrict

How much time each day you will devote to meditation and/or prayer

Making these commitments ahead of time will help you sustain your fast when physical temptation and life’s pressures tempt you to abandon it.

You can start with short-term fasting. Even short-term fasts will allow the digestive tracts and organs a chance to rest, repair and heal. As you begin the process of rebuilding your physical body, it will also restore your spiritual connection as well. Click on the link to view a popular method of apple fasting:

http://www.astrodreamadvisor.com/Body_Apple_Fast.html

Also check out http://www.organicfacts.net for more health benefits of fasting