My name is Sri Nithya Poornananda from San Jose, California, USA. I did Nirahara Samyama as the second batch in 2011 and then completed The Samyama in 2012 December IA.
The first time I did Nirahara Samyama, I went from 160 pounds to 145 pounds in 21 days. For my height, my BMI was dropped from 23 to 20.9! My waist size went from 35 to 31.5 – 32.
During this time, I noticed that since food is a primal pattern in me, I was able to achieve such an amazing breakthrough. It was the first time in my life that I have “fasted” and gone without food. When Swamiji did the second batch of Nirahara Samyama, all I did was drink light juices and I was amazed at my own transformation. I had more energy, less agitation (such as anger, frustration, lust).
During the last day of Inner Awakening, the participants heard the news that the restaurant may close. Swamiji just moved his hand and said “Now all of your will not feel hunger. Look inside, the hunger will not be there” Even now when I remember that incident, my hunger is gone.
Sri Nithya Poornananda
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Fremont, CA, USA.