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Eat Right

Annapurna Shuddhi

For building peace and contentment

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About the course

What will learn

Dr. Madhav Kirti Das's wellbeing offering focuses on the ancient Indian practice of fasting. Rooted in traditional Indian wisdom, fasting is a powerful tool for detoxification, rejuvenation, and overall health. Participants will learn the art and science of fasting, understanding its impact on the body, mind, and spirit. The program includes practical insights into the physiological and spiritual benefits of fasting.

Benefits of this course

His signature wellbeing offering is "Fasting - the ancient Indian way." This program explores the profound benefits of fasting, drawing from ancient Indian wisdom and modern scientific research. Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of fasting, including its various forms, techniques, and applications. Those who embrace fasting as a regular practice will experience a multitude of physical, mental, and spiritual benefits. The practice of fasting is not just about abstaining from food; it is a holistic approach to health that promotes wellness on all levels. Fasting helps detoxify the body, removes toxins and morbid matter, improves immunity, and enhances physical fitness. It encourages individuals to develop a better understanding of their digestive processes, leading to more efficient nutrient utilization and energy production from food.

Incorporating in my life

Fasting, like many other practices, is not a one-size-fits-all approach, and individual plans should be customized based on one's specific needs and suitability. The key to successful fasting lies in proper planning and guidance, ensuring that it aligns with an individual's unique physiological and mental requirements. Fasting is not merely about abstaining from meals; it involves a systematic alteration of meal patterns and eating habits. Participants will learn how to approach fasting with comfort and ease, making it an enjoyable and sustainable part of their lives. The focus is on aligning fasting practices with the body's inner engineering and digestive processes, ensuring a smooth and fulfilling experience.

About the specialist

Dr. Madhav Kirti Das, an esteemed International Holistic Health Coach, Naturopath Physician, and Spiritual Yoga Guru, stands as a beacon of holistic well-being. His dedication to promoting health encompasses physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual dimensions. As the Founder and President of Holistic Naturecure & Yoga Research Foundation in Rishikesh, he leads Gauranga Yoga Peeth, a Yoga Alliance-affiliated school. Dr. Madhav Kirti Das brings a unique blend of traditional wisdom and modern expertise to his practice. Trained extensively in the Himalayas, he has delved into the secrets of Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga, combining cultural, spiritual, and physical elements. His speciality lies in combining Naturopathy, Detox, and diet to promote holisitc health.

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Ancient & scientific relevance

Ancient texts that refer to this

Charaka Samhita (Approx. 300 BCE to 200 CE)

Context: One of the foundational texts of Ayurveda.
Wellbeing Aspect: The Charaka Samhita discusses fasting as a means of purifying the body and mind, promoting digestive fire (Agni), and balancing the doshas (bodily humors). It emphasizes the spiritual and physical cleansing benefits of fasting.
Summary: Fasting is recommended as part of a holistic approach to health, focusing on prevention and maintenance of balance within the body.

Sushruta Samhita (Approx. 600 BCE)

Context: Another key Ayurvedic text, focusing more on surgical techniques and medicinal treatments.
Wellbeing Aspect: Sushruta Samhita mentions fasting as a method for detoxifying the body and enhancing the effectiveness of medicinal treatments.
Summary: The text advocates for controlled fasting to aid in the healing process and to prepare the body for various treatments.

Modern research & publications

Research Paper: Fasting: molecular mechanisms and clinical applications

Main Author: V. Longo

Date of Publishing: 2014

Abstract: This paper explores the adaptive cellular responses induced by fasting, including reduced oxidative damage and inflammation, improved energy metabolism, and enhanced cellular protection.

Research Paper: Influence of Long-Term Fasting on Blood Redox Status in Humans

Main Author: F. Wilhelmi de Toledo

Date of Publishing: 2020

Abstract: This study investigates the effects of a 10-day fasting period on blood redox profile, showing significant reductions in body weight and improvements in blood lipids and glucose regulation.

Introductory session

30-45 mins LIVE 1:1 online introductory session with Madhav Kirti Das.

The session will be facilitated by the Leela Life Concierge Desk.

Plan for intro session

Brief discussion on fasting and its historical and cultural significance

Understand how fasting promotes physical health and wellbeing

Discover how fasting can enhance emotional resilience and mental clarity

Engage in an interactive Q&A session ask questions, gain deeper insights, and clarify doubts about the course

Plan for overall course

The specialist will be tailoring the course for you and the exact number of sessions will depend on multiple factors such as need, inclination, interest, absorption and more.

The plan below should give you a rough indication of how many sessions will it take for you to inculcate the learnings from this course in to your regular life by yourself.

Live 1:1 online course
5 sessions
Duration of each session
45 mins
Course price

Session 1

Introduction to Fasting and Wellbeing
  • Starting with a discussion on your individual needs and objectives for fasting
  • Get a brief on how fasting helps achive peace, and contentment through physical, mental, and spiritual health goals
  • Overview of the upcoming sessions and what you will be learning

Session 2

Fasting Principles and Mechanisms
  • Discover the science of fasting by exploring how fasting impacts the body, mind, and spirit
  • Learn how to observe and interpret the body's response to fasting
  • Understand the physiological and psychological processes that occur during fasting

Session 3

Fasting Regulation and Monitoring
  • Learn how to regulate fasting periods for maximum benefit
  • Understand how to monitor progress and adjust fasting practices as needed

Session 4

Fasting Theory and Benefits
  • Discover the theories and philosophies behind fasting in traditional Indian wisdom
  • Explore the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of fasting

Session 5

Approaches to Fasting and Crisis Management
  • Learn various fasting practices and traditions
  • Learn how to prepare the body physically and mentally for fasting
  • Discover strategies for handling challenges or difficulties that may arise during fasting

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Holistic health coach and naturopath

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