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.