Fasting is a natural method of healing.When animals or savages are sick, they fast. The bodily machinery thus has an opportunity to cleanse itself and to obtain a much- needed rest. Most diseases are cured by judicious fasting. Unless one has a weak heart, regular short fasts have been recommended by the yogis as an excellent health measure. Another good method of physical healing is through suitable herb extracts.
In using medicines, one often finds that they are not powerful enough to bring about healing, or that they are so powerful that they irritate the bodily tissues instead of healing them. Similarly, exposure to certain types of “healing rays” will burn the tissues.There are so many limitations in physical methods of healing!
Better than the medicines are the rays of the sun. In them is a wonderful healing power. One should take a ten- minute sunbath every day, and on weekends a total of up to three hours sun bathing, taken in periods of from ten to thirty minutes ( taking precautions to protect sensitive skin against overexposure). The healing current thus absorbed is said to remain in the body for three months. Ten minutes a day is better than only occasional exposure for longer periods. A short sunbath daily, reinforced by good health habits, will keep the body supplied with sufficient life energy to destroy all harmful microbes.
Healthy persons posses a natural resistance to disease, particularly to infections. Illness comes when the resisting power of the blood has been diminished by wrong eating or by overeating, or when overindulgence in sex has depleted the vital energy. To conserve the physical creative energy is to supply all the cells with vibrant life energy, the body then possesses a tremendous resistance to disease. Sexual overindulgence weakens the body and renders it vulnerable to illness.
In America, Dr.Grant Sarkisyan has successfully used fasting to treat patients for a variety of disorders, including bronchial asthma, skin diseases, the initial state of arteriosclerosis, hypertension, stenocardia, and digestive tract diseases. A selective diet is to be followed after discharge from the hospital, the preference being for vegetables and fruit dishes, which Dr.Sarkisyn feels are important for longevity.
By Sri Paramahansa Yogananda from”Man’s Earernal Quest”