The Health & Well Being Benefits of Water Fasting Alongside Shuvayi Shava
Not everyone drinks as much water as they should. Add to this is the foods we choose to put into our bodies. This does not allow our body to rest and recuperate enough so that it can maintain its balance. So why not blend the best of both these worlds and go on a water fast? Shuvayi Shava went on a 7-day journey and here are a few of the health and wellness benefits it offers.
7-day water fast – 3 gallons of water
You need to know why and have a strong reason that motivates you throughout the entire week-long fast. Cleansing your body of all the toxins and junk present in it is good enough reason as you begin to lay emphasis on your health from a long term perspective. For Shuvayi, it was her fibroids operation that got her thinking about her health. Reading up on its health benefits can encourage your own body to heal itself. Check out people who offer you valuable recipes to prepare for the fast, for instance Dr. Sebi and Tyler Tolman.
The upside of water fasting
You begin to get mindful of the food you put into your body. You also start feeling thankful for the regenerative element and strength your body has to get you through this task. It is also as much a spiritual process as it is a physical one. It teaches you the power of meditating. As the days go by, you begin to notice an increase in energy levels, clarity as well as focus.
What does increasing fluid intake in the body do?
- The first couple of days are hard: From a physical perspective, you experience hunger pangs and undergo detox symptoms which can cause nausea and diarrhea. Gradually, your body begins to rebalance itself.
- The physiological and emotional impact: You can go a year back from all the emotional trauma you have faced. This can manifest in bodily reactions such as getting teary, sad or angry. It is important to connect and work through those emotions. Meditate and connect with why you are doing this. Seek counseling if needed.
- Other things to remember: If you feel tired or lethargic, have a discussion with your physician and be sure to stay hydrated. You may need to supplement the water with a juice or a vitamin drink so that nutrients in your body are balanced well.
- You start noticing benefits by day 3: Then by day 4 your body is in ketosis (a process that burns unnecessary fat and cells) so it is in the regenerative stage. You don’t get hungry at the smell of food. Slowly, you begin to push through emotional and psychological barriers even though part of your body wants to eat out of habit.
Your dreams are more vivid, senses are heightened and your body starts functioning at its peak. Work productivity increases. Sense of smell and clarity enhance. You feel lighter and less lethargic.
Pace yourself when drinking water throughout the day. Listen to your body saying it’s hungry or thirsty. Be in tune with your body and have a good support system. Remember, it is also a spiritual journey as it’s not just for those 7 days, it’s also about the process running up to those 7 days and preparing for it accordingly. Do it twice or once a year so your body is at its optimal level, and you connect with yourself spiritually, physically and emotionally in new ways.