Fasting: Ancient Wisdom For Modern Times!
Fasting: Ancient Wisdom For Modern Times!

Fasting: Ancient Wisdom For Modern Times!

15th, 16th & 17th July

5:30 PM - 7:35 PM


Fasting in Sanskrit is called Upavaasa. Upa means “near” + vaasa means “to stay.” Therefore, Upavaasa means attainment of close mental proximity with the Lord.
Fasting is an ancient practice that is recommended as an act of Tapasya, or self-restraint.
Through fasting,
  • We can control our senses which aid in making ourselves spiritually conscious.
  • Fasting teaches us to stop being greedy and self-satisfied.
  • If our senses are out of control and unregulated, we will never be able to reach the sattva-guna or mode of goodness needed for spiritual progression.
The ancient Ayurvedic texts equally praise fasting. Fasting is one of the most powerful tools that Ayurveda offers to maintain or regain health and should incorporate into our daily lives.
According to Ayurveda, fasting eliminates accumulated toxins aiding in detoxification, improved digestion, weight loss, clearer skin, and more energy.
In Ayurveda, fasting doesn't mean going completely without food but involves a lighter and cleaner diet beneficial for our health and overall wellbeing.
Join us on 15-16-17 July along with the two most renowned Ayurveda & Yoga Teachers Dr.Shreejit Ghadigaonkar & Harshvardhan Jhaveri, who will be sharing a suitable fasting practice strongly backed by yoga and Ayurveda techniques.

Program Flow:
Teacher Session Timings
Dr Shreejit  Ghadigaonkar Fasting & Ayurveda 5:30 - 6:30 PM, IST
Harshvardhan Jhaveri Fasting & Yoga 6:35 - 7:35 PM, IST

Ayurveda Highlights:

15th July Day 1
  •  Upavasa kriya - Understand the physiology behind fasting: This session is focused on making the participants understand the dynamics of fasting which is a instant eye-opener for fasting.
16th July Day 2
  • Challenges of fasting:  Dos and don’t according to Ayurveda shastra
17th July Day 3
  • Doshic understanding: Systemic approach to fasting.

Yoga Highlights: 

15th July Day 1
  • Upavāsa: A Yogic Perspective: An interactive session and discussion on fasting vs upavāsa. Yoga, the goal of life and the path of upavāsa. 
16th July Day 2
  • Upavāsa Yukti: Practices to support a healthy upavāsa.  Understand and practice āsana, prāṇāyāma and pratyāhāra to keep you inspired and skillfully journey ahead. 
17th July Day 3
  • Upāya & Dhyāna: Learn how to integrate upavāsa into your life. A short talk on upavāsa and the path of meditation followed by an experiential session. 

Dr Shreejit Ghadigaonkar
Dr Shreejit Ghadigaonkar is from Mumbai. Dr Shreejit Ghadigaonkar completed his Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery ((BAMS)) from Pune which is considered the “oxford of east”. He ended up as first ranker by the final year of his bachelor's degree from Maharashtra University of Health Sciences. After completing studies, he travel to Ayurveda city "Kerala" where he practiced an advance course for Ayurveda Kerala panchakarma for enhancing his knowledge.
He further developed a tremendous interest in yoga and spirituality that leads him to work in the field of Ayurveda and yoga. He did his 500 hours teacher training course from US Yoga Alliance from Rishikesh and master’s in science (yoga and life science ). The knowledge of yoga and Ayurveda is as vast as an ocean and he dreams to just keep on swimming in this vastness of knowledge.
Harshvardhan Jhaveri
Yoga is ādhyātmika and this is the cornerstone of all self-healing sciences. Harsh believes that yoga is the grammar of all faiths and thus its universal versatility with all disciplines of true health spanning physical and psychological well-being. Harsh is a practicing yoga scholar and is studying its various branches and understanding the traditions that have evolved from it. 

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