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Ekadashi & Discipline/Surrender
Moon in Uttara Ashada/Sag + Shukla Ekadashi (11th)
Ekadashi is the 11th lunar tithi on the waning and waxing cycles, so it happens twice a month. It is an optimized time to do intermittent fasting. The first thing that comes to mind when the word fasting comes up, generally, is food/eating, right? That, too.
What I’m generally talking about when I’m talking fasting is limiting anything from the external world that goes into one of your holes of your body.
food (especially toxins, sugars, gluten, processed food)
drink (think caffeine, alcohol, sodas)
polluted air (smoking and unhealthy environments)
polluted sound (eliminate as much sound as possible or use sacred sound therapy)
polluted seeing (eliminate as much tech use, binge watching, news consumption)
toxic body products, shampoos, etc. (the pores of your skin) and negative touch, choose oil massage or take a massage on the 11th day
This is the practice of brahmacharya, turning away from the sensory world and focusing instead on the inner realm, resourcing, rejuvenating. Turning your eyes to Source, Divine, God/Goddess, Nature.
A practice of Ekadashi is a natural rhythm and cycle you can align to as part of an Ayurvedic/Vedic lifestyle. Having this twice a month practice helps keep you on track, resourcing, tuning in, adjusting your sails.
I’m refocusing on the Ayurvedic Lifestyle starting this Sunday 1pm. We will meet together in person OR online (so no geographical boundaries). This will be a building program so you can align with nature, using the Ekadashi dates as your anchors.