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Ekadasi and Exercising
Is it okay to exercise on Ekadasi, the day before Ekadasi, or the day after Ekadasi?
In both Hindu and Jain cultures, the day of Ekadashi is regarded to be fortunate. Specifically, it occurs on the eleventh day of the month's two lunar cycles, the Krishna Paksha and the Shukla Paksha. Ekadashi is the spiritual representation of eleven senses, which are comprised of five sense organs, five action organs, and one mind. People conduct a fast to commemorate the occasion by regulating their eleven senses and ingesting only meals that have been approved while abstaining from others.
Hare Krishna Trivikram Dash. Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. On Ekadashi it is recommended to take shelter of the Holy name and to try to become as absorbed in Krishna consciousness as much possible. Srila Prabhupada has mentioned that we have to give our health the first priority. With this in mind, depending on an individual's circumstances they should act accordingly to maintain the body as is appropriate. Haribol. Your servant, Bhakta David.