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Hemant Kumar Apr 9, 2024

Health Considerations During Navratri Fasting: Ayurvedic Insights

On the auspicious occasion of Navratri, many people are observing fasts, but it is important for all of us to also prioritize our health. Especially for those facing various health issues, it is advisable to avoid excessive fasting.

Before fasting during Navratri, it is crucial to pay attention to personal health. Ayurvedic literature advises individuals with the following health issues to avoid fasting: 

  1. Vata disorders: Individuals suffering from Vata disorders should refrain from excessive fasting.
  2. Dehydration: Those experiencing dehydration issues should also avoid fasting.
  3. Children and the elderly: Children and elderly individuals should stay away from excessive fasting as their physical and mental development is particularly important.
  4. Pregnant women: Pregnant women should consume the right amount of food and refrain from excessive fasting.
  5. Tuberculosis patients: Patients suffering from tuberculosis require proper nutrition and rest, hence they should avoid fasting.
  6. Chronic fever: Individuals suffering from chronic fever should avoid excessive fasting.
  7. Extreme fatigue and weakness: If you're experiencing extreme fatigue and weakness, it's advisable to refrain from fasting.

It is essential to prioritize health during Navratri. Maintain a balanced diet, adequate rest, and regular exercise. If you have any other health issues, consult a doctor.

For more detailed information, contact your nearest Ayurvedic practitioner. They will provide you with accurate advice and help you maintain your health.