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Green smoothie recipe to break a fast

After any fast of more than a day or so, it's important how you re-introduce food back into your diet. Oranges are a great way to break any fast, as the citrus content helps to provide a final element of detox as well as to prime the liver for its role in digestion. After this,… Continue reading Green smoothie recipe to break a fast

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Journal for the spring retreat, 7-day water fast: Day 7

Mission accomplished! I know from previous retreats that on the last morning before actually breaking the fast, there's an atmosphere similar to feeding time at the zoo. The lions are hungry :-). I also know that after dawn yoga at 4.45am, there's no point trying to send everyone back to bed for a last couple… Continue reading Journal for the spring retreat, 7-day water fast: Day 7

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Journal for the spring retreat, 7-day water fast: Day 6

Dawn yoga and meditation felt so quiet today, after yesterday's mouna... We kept silence until morning sharing at 9.00 am. After more than a full day without anyone speaking, after more than a day without sitting in our usual group circle, I knew this was going to be a long session. It was. Several of… Continue reading Journal for the spring retreat, 7-day water fast: Day 6

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Journal for the spring retreat, 7-day water fast: Day 5

Increasingly, the fast is going deeper and deeper... After ketosis establishes itself over the first three days or so, the body often gives a "grace period" of a day or so before a deeper wave of detox sets in. For some people this manifests in physical symptoms, and it's no coincidence that over the last… Continue reading Journal for the spring retreat, 7-day water fast: Day 5

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Journal for the spring retreat, 7-day water fast: Day 4

Another beautiful day here in the forested hills above Hungary's Lake Balaton... We've been so lucky with the weather - yet again! Last year, it had been raining for weeks before the retreat and then, like magic, the day the retreat started a long sunny spell moved in. This year too, showers had been predicted… Continue reading Journal for the spring retreat, 7-day water fast: Day 4

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Journal for the spring retreat, 7-day water fast: Day 3

If yesterday's theme was shankhaprakshalana, then the highlight today was a sweat lodge. As much as these two activities are completely different from one another, one crucial element links them together: the way they both assist the heightened cleansing which takes place while water fasting. Now I'll be totally honest. I was slightly panicking at the… Continue reading Journal for the spring retreat, 7-day water fast: Day 3

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Journal for the spring retreat, 7-day water fast: Day 2

As always, the day began at 4.45am with dawn yoga and meditation. I know that may sound shockingly early :-), but given the way that sleep patterns change during a fast, it actually makes a lot of sense. So often, people have a lot of trouble sleeping while fasting. Getting up before dawn for an… Continue reading Journal for the spring retreat, 7-day water fast: Day 2

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Journal for the spring retreat, 7-day water fast: Day 1

Another beautiful day here in Hungary... I loaded the car and very slowly set off on the two-hour drive to the Balaton. (Very slowly because the car has a bit of an overheating problem at the moment. Never mind, the slower pace helped me get into a slower-paced fasting mindset!) As usual, the first thing… Continue reading Journal for the spring retreat, 7-day water fast: Day 1

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Journal for the spring retreat, 7-day water fast: Introduction

Tomorrow we set off for the forest and hills around Hungary's Lake Balaton to begin this year's spring retreat, which consists of a 7-day water fast. This year, in addition to the participants from here in Hungary, we have people coming from the U.S. and England. Everyone has now arrived in Budapest, the staging point… Continue reading Journal for the spring retreat, 7-day water fast: Introduction

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New webshop with water fasting guides!

I'm very happy to announce that www.waterfasting.org now has a webshop - or let's call it a "mini" webshop, given the size of it :-). Right now, three downloadable PDF products are available: "Dealing with detox": how to use natural methods in order to treat a wide range of detox symptoms during a fast of… Continue reading New webshop with water fasting guides!