Falguni was in the prime of her life when things started going downhill for her. For 4 years she suffered from chronic sinusitis, headaches, constipation & breathlessness. Her life was dependent on medicines and doctors. Amidst her search for that one permanent solution for her sinusitis, she found her life completely transformed. Let’s learn more about her journey.
Age29 year old
Corporate Sales Agent
|Workshops attended 3 day juice fast workshop (May 2020)
Time taken to heal4 months
Satvic Lifestyle steps followed
“Only a sinus patient can imagine how it feels when you really want to breathe but you can't. It is like there is oxygen all around you and still, you are suffocating inside. That is how I felt every single day. But now I can breathe freely and live my life independent of medicines and nasal sprays.”
A hopeless struggle
When I look back at my life 4 years ago all I can see is a person suffering from constant headaches, breathlessness, congestion, nasal blockage, constipation, cough, and whatnot. I was not able to do something as simple and common as sitting under the AC, travelling to colder regions or just getting sound sleep at night. I remember waking up at odd hours during the night just so that I can take some fresh air into my lungs and breathe. I have spent so many hours at night just standing by my window trying to breathe a little better. Only a sinus patient can imagine how it feels when you really want to breathe but you can't. It is like there is oxygen all around you and still, you are suffocating inside. That is how I felt every single day.
I was completely dependent on various kinds of medication and treatments just so that I can have a normal life. Even my doctors told me that these problems can never be cured and if I want to live a life free of pain and suffering I have to rely on medication and nasal sprays. 2 years ago situation even worsened to a point where my doctor asked me to go through a surgery which I was not ready for. That is when it hit me that I cannot continue living like this, I need a permanent solution. I need to get back my life. From whatever knowledge I had I started bringing some changes in my routine. I started practicing Neti Kriya, made some minor changes in my diet which helped me to a certain extent but again it was not giving me a permanent solution that I was hoping to find.
The moment things started shifting for me was when I did a 3-day juice fast with Satvic Movement. During these 3 days, I felt tremendous changes in my body. To my surprise, while doing Neti Kriya I felt my nasal passage open up for the very first time. My head didn't feel heavy, my constipation was gone, my breathing became better and I finally saw a glimmer of hope shining through. Later I attended a few more workshops to gain a deeper understanding of the Satvic Lifestyle.
Falguni practicing her daily morning pranayama
I slowly started incorporating the Satvic routine into my life. I did enemas & applied wet packs for a couple of weeks. I changed my diet to more water-rich and natural foods. However, the major change I brought was to quit milk and dairy. Now on looking back I realize how eating heavier foods such as ghee, milk, curd, etc. had contributed to worsening my health every day and how the day I stopped having them I felt an instant improvement. It's hard to imagine even for me that I am the same person who used to put ghee into everything from her roti to sabji to dal and now I don't even have it on my grocery list. I truly feel that more alive and fresh foods we eat the more alive and healthy our body feels.
Unfolding of a miracle
It's nothing short of a miracle to me that my 4-year-old struggle and suffering has disappeared in less than 4 months. Not only I reversed all my health problems but what living this lifestyle has given me the most is the confidence and faith in Mother Nature as well as in myself. Suffering from sinusitis didn't only affect my physical health but it also challenged my emotional and mental well being. When things are blocked inside your physical body, you also feel emotional congestion. I was never able to express myself or how I felt. There were times when I wanted to simply cry but crying sounded like a nightmare to me as I was scared that it will severely aggravate my condition and I won't be able to breathe. I would say that the biggest benefit I have received from following this lifestyle is this constant smile on my face that was not there less than a year ago. Now I can express myself freely, I feel calm in the worst of the worst situations, I have developed an unparalleled love and awareness towards myself. For me, this journey has been the most exciting and empowering experience of this life.
Falguni spending time in nature after her morning run
I have realized that it is never too late to make amends for your past mistakes and change your life. All you have to do is to take a step towards Mother Nature. When you go back to Mother Nature, she will open up her arms and will take you in a tight embrace and will give you a jadoo ki jhappi and everything will start changing. It took me 4 years to come here, to become the best version of myself and live a happy disease-free and medicine-free life. I can't be more thankful for this journey.