5 keys to reconnecting with fasting
Away from stress and haste, starting a fast helps us to connect with ourselves.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has defined stress as the "epidemic of the 21st century".. Although stress is a natural response of our body in specific cases, nowadays this state of mental fatigue, which can cause as many mental disorders as physical, is present in many of our lives.
In MiAyuno.es we organize fasting retreats to help us to take distance from this accelerated world, with the presence of immediate communication integrated more and more in our daily lives. The world is evolving with new technologies that in a few years will transform our environment. Are we ready? Will we adapt?
Both at the professional level, with the daily work, meetings, trips... and at the personal level with the daily management, children, parents, etc... At the end of the day we find ourselves exhausted looking for a way to recharge our batteries but sometimes we even find it hard to find a good night's sleep.
What about our body in all this?
In addition to our state of tiredness, sometimes without realizing it, the pace leads us to neglect our figure, we have no time, then we eat what is there, what we find easily, processed or semi-processed food, what we find on the way. And one day we realize that we have gained a few extra kilos, we have stopped taking care of ourselves.
Relax, let us take care of ourselves, escape from the human anthill of the cities, discover new activities and relaxation techniques, find ourselves again, these are the resolutions that we offer in MiAyuno.
Does fasting represent a new technique?
No, fasting has existed in many religions for centuries, such as Christian fasting (Lent), Islamic fasting (Ramadan), Jewish fasting (Yom Kippur), Hindu fasting, Buddhist fasting and Mormon fasting, among others.
In religions, fasting was initially associated with the purification of souls. But it has always been related to a way for the organism to regenerate itself both physically and mentally.
The purposes of fasting in our 21st century lifestyles
But... what is the purpose of fasting and what benefits does it bring us both physically and psychologically? We know below.
1. A quiet and relaxing place
The first important point to initiate a fast is to choose the environment.. It is essential to feel good, calm, well accompanied to relax and accompany our body in this unique experience that is fasting. At Miayuno.es you can discover the different locations where we offer fasting. We believe that, whether in the countryside, in the mountains or by the sea, we need to be able to disconnect from our usual environment, to be able to look at the horizon without interference such as the bustle of the city or concrete walls.
A place where you can perform hiking activities and be able to observe landscapes that make us breathe and reconnect with nature. Combining fasting with hiking, although at first glance it may seem difficult to think that our body has enough strength to walk in this situation, is the ideal formula to offer your body a moment to detoxify naturally.
2. Always in a controlled environment
Fasting is not trivial, the body sometimes experiences new reactions that without supervision can destabilize an uninformed person.. Apart from children, pregnant women or very weak people, fasting is not contraindicated, however it is always recommended to fast in a structure in which medical advice is offered beforehand to ensure the possibility to do it in the best conditions (for example in case of people taking medication).
We always like to feel assured, cared for, finding a structure that allows us to experience fasting surrounded by professionals both in hiking and health professionals is very important.
3. Isolate yourself from the outside world
Disconnecting from today's world is not easy, now that cell phones have become "THE" most important object in our lives.. From waking up in the morning with it, reading the news while having breakfast, reviewing our agenda for the day, answering written messages received during the night, getting scared by the amount of emails received, knowing what the weather will be like to know how to dress, preparing for the weekend with friends, making sure we have the boarding pass ready for the meeting outside the next day and calling our loved ones to make sure they are well....
Isolating ourselves to meet again starts by leaving the cell phone in a drawer and not touching the computer either. Who said it was easy? but once it is achieved, the body and mind are grateful.
The noise is the one that does not stop stimulating us whether it is electronic noise or city noise. Disconnecting begins to be vital, we are human and we have to protect our machine which is our body.
4. To practice relaxation activities
Combining fasting, hiking with the practice of yoga, meditation and writing, which helps us to get our thoughts out and clear our minds, allows us to optimize the beneficial effects of fasting.which helps to clear our thoughts and clear the mind, allows us to optimize the beneficial effects of fasting. Fasting has many benefits and these body relaxation activities help to optimize these benefits.
5. Discovering emotional therapies
The fifth key is a formidable opportunity to discover new emotional therapies that we may not yet know and have not been able to experience to get an idea of their potential for our body.
When a person feels calm, it is an ideal moment to release the emotions accumulated in our body.
Being in a state of maximum relaxation, we connect with our body, we are more receptive to experience new therapies such as:
- Reflexology: therapy that is based on the principles of Chinese medicine that govern acupuncture. Stimulates points on the soles of the feet.
- Osteopathy: Method of treatment of body imbalances based on massage and manipulation of joints and Muscle tissues.
- Mindfulness: Relaxation technique that helps to become fully aware of our emotions.
With these therapies we can unblock emotions and thus be able to act to: relieve pain, remove anxiety, rebalance our weight, relieve and improve eating disorders, limit chronic fatigue, overcome a personal crisis and / or improve our health or simply detoxify our body and be able to return as new to our active life. to be able to return to our active life as good as new..
And you, have you already experienced fasting?
(Updated at Mar 28 / 2023)