November 26, 2009 at 7:14 am #32697
I just read this article and it was submitted in 2002. I wonder if anyone knows this lady or has heard anything about if she is still a breatharian. I believe it is possible but i wonder about any long term consequences of this. Maybe your bones will become brittle, or you will have health issues later in life. I think it’s good to eat very small amounts but i think people should eat SOMETHING, especially since she said she was doing weight training.
I mean there is mind over matter but there is science too. You can’t do just anything because you ‘feel’ you can do it, you should always consider it analytically too. We have 2 sides of the brain we should use them both. I mean… some young kids really believe they can fly after they watch superman but they still fall off the roof to their deaths.
I think if your practice is making you feel you don’t want to eat that can’t be good.
It’s 7 years since she submitted so i’m interested to know whats her health is like now. I saw in Michael’s article where he meditated in a cave he met a 20 year breatharian too. But she broke her hip, maybe her bones have weakened from her not eating. Wouldn’t know for sure but it’s a possibility.
Has anyone seen a breatharian living to 80+ years old?November 26, 2009 at 11:21 am #32698
I don’t know anything about her;
others will have to provide input there.
Bigu is different from fasting.
Fasting implies intentionally denying your body
food, even though your body needs and wants it.
Bigu implies the person is in a state where they
are getting EVERYTHING their body needs, purely
from the surrounding environmental qi.
If a person is truly in a state of bigu, then
there would be NO long-term consequences because
the person’s body is in a perfect state of
equilibrium with their surroundings and is lacking
However, I think a person would have to be a
highly-tuned adept to be able to accurately
perceive that are in a state of bigu, and not
simply in a state of fasting. Moreover, someone
in bigu may not necessarily stay in such a state
of equilibrium and may need to start eating again
lest shift into a state of fasting. This is not
surprising as bigu is an extreme state, and due
to yin-yang duality extreme states tend to not
This does NOT exclude the possibility of being
in bigu for a long period of time, but it does
make it unlikely to say the least.
SNovember 26, 2009 at 4:34 pm #32700
If it’s true that this bigu state is really possible then they should be teaching qigong to all the people in Africa that have no food instead of sending them a few grains or rice. They have no jobs, they have all day to practice, i’m sure they could become adapt at the practice very quickly and become healthy.
I mean every living thing, animal and plant needs some source of physical food, vitamins minerals and especially water. It seems strange that someone thinks they can not eat and live like the rest of us. I couldn’t be sure but perhaps that is some form of qigong psychosis.November 26, 2009 at 6:04 pm #32702
“Superhuman” abilities are nothing new.
It’s possible to train the human body to superhuman strength
and deadlift 1000 pounds. It’s in the world record book.
That doesn’t mean that everyone can train to that level . . .
Nor should it really be a goal . . .
The same can be said of bigu.
I think being open-minded is a safer proposition than
being decidedly certain about something you know little about.
SDecember 1, 2009 at 3:16 am #32704
You must be logged in to reply to this topic.