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Some say you should do as little as possible while fasting. Just lay there like an unrecptive lover.
Others say "you gotta keep busy". Long walks, think, introspect, clean, build, make plans, write goals, etc.
What are your thoughts?
Has anyone had a successful longer fast (3+ days) during a waxing moon (the fourteen or so days when the moon is growing fuller)?
05-30-2006, 05:10 AM
I think the "you gotta keep busy" advice can apply to fasts, but only at certain times. If you're juice fasting you'll have a lot more energy and can do walks, exercise, and continue working. With water fasts you'll have your energy go up and down. When it's up I think walking is do-able and good to the the toxins moving and your lymphatic system draining. At other times you won't have the energy to move an arm (if you're doing a longer fast) so it's best to just sleep it off.
06-02-2006, 10:46 AM
I've done 3 weeks, water only, with supervision. The advice was to move around a little, you know, like getting up to get water, bathroom chores and such. The idea is that fasting is actually an internally active state, much more heightened with lack of muscular exertion being mobile and 'doing' stuff. Most of the glandular activities benifit from physical rest. Good time to be reflective though, kinda comes naturally just laying there like a lump of clay.
Trying to think of a funny rejoinder to the 'unreceptive lover' line. Pretty funny as is.
06-02-2006, 01:33 PM
I've always heard that the body does it's healing and repairing when you're resting/sleeping...so it always made sense to me that when people said it's best to rest as much as possible when fasting.
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