If I explained to you what a ‘breatharian’ was, you probably wouldn’t even believe that they exist. For those who don’t know:
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Sounds like an crazy way to go through life IMO. Well it turns out breatharians actually do exist and walk among us on planet Earth. Meet 25-year-old Audra Bear from Minnesota:
Audra says says a lifelong interest in health and healing led her to try the bizarre practices; ‘prana’ and ‘breatharianism’. She claims to be nourished by air and doesn’t need solid food.
In fact Audra’s daily 40-minute breathing rituals mean she prefers to get her energy not from actual wholesome meals but from smoothies, tea and juices instead.
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.
Here she is doing one of her breathing exercises:
She does this every morning for 40 minutes, apparently. Who even has the time? Well, Audra obviously:
Breathwork helps you to realise who you are and what you need or don’t need. I never intended to ‘quit food’ I just started practicing for 40 minutes a day and after about five days I no longer had such a hunger for dense foods. My first fast lasted 97 days.
Wait, what?! 97 days?
You can eat if you choose to, for entertainment or social settings, know your energy is sourced from the life-force all around you. Most days I just drink teas, fruit juices, green juices and fresh coconut waters. I do eat occasionally now, but more for celebratory reasons.
Sounds terrible if you ask me. I mean imagine not eating food! Just living off juice and nature’s energy.
Seems to be working out for Audra though, fair play to her:
As wild as it sounds though, I’d much rather try the breatharian lifestyle than the blood & coffins lifestyle of the Blackburn vampire. Yikes.