Meet the 25-Year-Old Minnesota Woman Who Doesn't Eat Solid Food and 'Breathes' for EnergyJuly 02, 2019 15:31
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A 25-year-old woman from Minnesota has a bizarre way of surviving. Audra Bear revealed that she does not eat solid food and gets her energy from breathing. She says she follows the pranic lifestyle and can fast up to 97 days at a time.
She has followed veganism for four years before discovering the pranic living and 'breatharianism' eight months ago. Before adopting the method, she was a little distrustful if she would be able to follow it or not, but she eventually did.
Audra says it has only been eight months ago that she discovered fasting and breathing can be used to receive energy and nourishment as a part of the pranic lifestyle. However, there is no scientific evidence to prove her claims.
Audra says she began by practicing breathwork for 40 minutes a day. After five days of following the procedure, she did not have a hunger for dense foods. Her first fast lasted 97 days where she consumed juices and smoothies.
Talking about pranic living, she told Fox News, "Prana is another word for energy, also known as Qi or Chi. It is a life-giving force that flows in, through and around all things, it's in the air we breathe, the sunshine, nature, connections with people and all living things. It is a powerful energy that actually has the ability to fuel and sustain us as humans."
She added saying, "Living a pranic lifestyle is about shifting your focus from nourishing your body with denser sources (food) to less denser sources (energy), all the while keeping in mind that food is not bad. You can enjoy food if you want to but the abundance comes in knowing that you don't need it to survive."
Now, she practices 'breathwork' between one and three hours a day and doesn't feel the urge to eat or food for survival. There were instances when she wanted to give up, but stood true to her determination. After adopting the new lifestyle, Audra says she has lost 15 pounds and has more energy and feels relaxed about life.
Talking about why she accepted the unusual lifestyle, she says, "I feel like a lot of people eat of out habit not necessarily because they feel like they need it. That's how this lifestyle can free up so much time, money and energy for you to love, express, create and play. This is not about restriction or living in lack. Living in this way is a very big step away from a traditional life but the lifestyle also brings about so much abundance, health and happiness. That is where my focus will always be."
By Sowmya Sangam