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Articles tagged as Fasting

  • Periodic Fasting Increases Fat Burning And Reduces The Risk Of Disease
    Fasting has been a popular practice among health conscious individuals for centuries. In general, doctors have discouraged the practice of fasting deeming it a dangerous fad among ignorant health seekers. Recent research has proven that regular fasting is not merely a fad, but a health promoting practice.
  • Should ISKCON Devotees Observe Chaturmasya?
    Is it a fast strongly recommended by our scriptures, or just an excuse to grow a beard? Is it an important spiritual process or just an unnecessary ritual? Should ISKCON devotees observe it? And if so, how?
  • Man Claims To Have Had No Food or Drink for 70 Years
    Indian military scientists are studying an 82-year-old who claims he has not had any food or drink for 70 years.
  • Fasting With a Smile
    Among the many Lenten practices, fasting is the most significant. Fasting has been around a long time as a spiritual discipline in almost all cultures and religions. To fast is to abstain from something that gives us pleasure and enjoyment in order that it may enhance our spiritual experience; it is not dieting or ‘not eating’. It is a way to spiritual fitness.
  • Ash Wednesday Marks the Start of Lent
    The Christian season of fasting and prayer began on February 17th.