Celibacy/Abstinence/Weight Gain



I've done everything properly: eating in moderation, proper food, nutrition and variety as well, and moderate exercise as well....

However, I've gained weight rapidly. I've went from 174 pounds to 190 pounds, but my shirt size hasn't changed drastically. I still fit well in many of the same shirts.

Any advice?

ANSWER: Simply adhere to the suggested Sadhana in total. The body will regulate itself as required, in the course of time.

ॐ तत् सत्
(That Supreme being is the absolute truth)

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QUESTION: By regulate itself, do you mean I'll lose weight and get a lean body? Right now my obliques are very large, almost obnoxiously large... and this weight development is very strange

Regulation refers to the right proportion of fat, muscle and bone. A Yogi who performs proper transmutation of the vital force through unbroken Brahmacharya and meditation will eventually eat 'Mitahaara' (balanced diet) and his body becomes strong and healthy, without any form of excess.

ॐ तत् सत्
(That Supreme being is the absolute truth)


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The term 'Yoga' is a derivative of the Samskruth verb 'Yuj' which refers to union. 'Yoga', also called 'Brahma vidy‚' is the eternal dissolution of the individual 'Aham' (Ego) into the Atman (self) for 'Mukti' (liberation). Mere indulgence in '¬sana' or physical postures is not Yoga. ¬sana is only one limb or 'Anga' of Yoga. The eight limbs viz. Yama, Niyama, ¬sana, Pr‚n‚y‚ma, Praty‚h‚ra, Dh‚rana, Dhy‚na and Sam‚dhi are the means to Yoga. Brahmacharya or spiritually based continence is one of the important components of 'Yama'. 'Brahmacharya':- "Brahmani charyathey ithi" - "To surrender one's Ego and go with the will of the Almighty."


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