Fasting – at the Prison Yoga Practice

juice fasting at the prison yoga practice

Dry fasting means not taking food or drink for a period of time.  Many people do this from dawn until dusk or from dawn of one day until dawn of the next day.  Some people do longer dry fasts.  Techniques for breaking the fast include drinking water with lemon or water with lemon and honey and then following this with fruits. More discussion here of dry fasting by someone with a lot of experience.

Wet fasting means not taking food.  Water with lemon or water with lemon and honey or plain water is the only thing taken by mouth.  Again this is generally done for a short period of time but the body can sustain a longer period of time fasting this way than with dry fasting.  Breaking the fast with fruits and then working up to heavier fare is recommended.

Juice fasting is done by restricting the diet to juices.  This is generally done by making juices fresh from raw fruits and vegetables.  This can be done for an extended length of time and provides many necessary micronutrients in great supply.  A great movie on juice fasting is “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead”  Joe Cross, the movie maker, refers to the process of juice fasting as a “reboot” for the body – a sort of detox regimen.  One of the people in the movie is Phil Staples who loses 200 lbs.  Here is Phil before and after – wow!

phil staples before juice fasting - prison yoga practice

Phil Staples - before juice fasting

phil staples after juice fasting - prison yoga practice

Phil Staples after juice fasting






Green Smoothie fasting is similar to juice fasting but instead of putting your fruits and vegetables through a juicer, you use a blender and the resulting smoothies contain all the fiber as well as the juice.  In addition to fruits and vegetables, you can add nuts and seeds to help get some good fats into the body as well.  Again, green smoothie fasting can be done for an extended length of time. Juicing and green smoothies can be made entirely of satvic foods. I have some personal experience to share on this next time.


About sordog1

Shiva Steve Ordog is a Yoga Instructor certified by Yoga Alliance - RYT 200, a Thought Field Therapy Practitioner (TFT-Algo) and a Zen practitioner. He is the author of a book on meditation, mindfulness, and yoga called "Hey, Yoga Man!: Yoga Practices for Everyday Life from a Prison Yoga Practice"
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