Researchers Find Miracles in Yogi’s Fasting

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Prahlad Jani, a breatharian yogi, has been studied twice by medical doctors and scientists – once in 2003 and again in 2010. During these strict studies, Prahlad Jani demonstrated that he does not eat food or drink water. Also, Prahlad Jani did not urine or defecate during these studies. Modern science has difficulty explaining this yogi’s abilities and call it a “miracle in the science.”

Researchers Find Miracles in Yogi’s Fasting

By Stephanie Lam
Epoch Times Staff
May 2, 2010

Update 21 May 2014: Prahlad Jani is featured in the film In the Beginning There Was Light.  Watch the entire film here.

The 82-year-old Indian yogi Prahlad Jani, who claims to have spent over 70 years without food or water, is being examined for the second time by scientists, who have found that his biology is indeed extraordinary.

Jani said he left home when he was 7 to live as a wandering monk, and was blessed by a goddess a year later. He claims that there is a hole in his palate through which his head drops nectar, giving him nutrition and enabling him to live without food or water.

“If his claims are verified, it will be a breakthrough in medical science,” said Dr. G. Ilavazhagan of India’s Defense Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences in a news conference. “This may help in working out strategies for survival without food and water when it is not available; for example, in natural calamities, people face this situation. Similarly, our soldiers may also face this situation when they are left in the deserts or in forest or in high-altitude areas.”

HUMAN MIRACLE: Prahlad Jani sits on a bed at Sterling hospital in Ahmedabad on Nov. 22, 2003. Scientific examinations have shown that yoga exercises have transformed his body.

HUMAN MIRACLE: Prahlad Jani sits on a bed at Sterling hospital in Ahmedabad on Nov. 22, 2003. Scientific examinations have shown that yoga exercises have transformed his body.

In 2003, Jani was kept under surveillance for 10 days in Sterling Hospital in Ahmedabad, India. He did not bathe and was given only 100 milliliters (about 3 ounces) of water each day as mouthwash, which after his use was collected and measured to make sure that he didn’t drink any of it.

Doctors found no deterioration in his health, although he lost weight slightly. It was found that urine formed in his bladder, but it was reabsorbed later.

Since April 22, Jani has returned to Sterling Hospital for further investigation by a team of 35 scientists from India’s Defense Research & Development Organization. Two 24-hour video cameras monitor his acts in his room, while another follows him when he goes out of the room.

The experiment will take 15–20 days and will involve magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans and blood tests, and other measurements of Jani’s brain and heart activity.

As of April 28, doctors have not found any aversive effects in his body from hunger or dehydration. It has been found that yoga exercises have caused Jani’s body to undergo a biological transformation and that his brain is in a state equivalent to that of a 25-year-old.

Dr. Sudhir Shah, a neurophysician involved in the study, called this a “miracle in the science.”

“A person can live without food and water for three, four, seven, to 12 days; and we have studied during fasting in the past that people have done fasting for 16 or 30 days, but they were taking water after eight days and certainly they pass urine—but this case is a unique phenomenon,” he said.

Without water, most people cannot survive for more than four days, and even with water, most people cannot survive without food for 50 days. The longest hunger strike known was of Terence MacSwiney, Ireland’s Lord Mayor of Cork during the Irish War of Independence. He went on a hunger strike while being detained by the British, and died after 74 days.



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KUMAR said:

on May 31st, 2010

The science of yoga simply explains how to control hunger and thirst and much more.It is only possible for yogis and not for ordinary people.There are many such people in Bhaarath/India even today. It is achieved in the higher levels of ashtaanga yogo sutras where the yogi does SAMYAMA on the throat region.For more on this please contact me via my website.
Kind regards


sundancer said:

on July 2nd, 2010

In response to the “misguided comment” by Kumar here, on his website, I am posting this “Truth” about Jesus and His Solar person. Also a truth about what the early church was taught after His resurrection..but..was lost and destroyed by the fourth century (Romanism..the State church we see all around us), erased the solar teachings of Jesus and drove His complete sun drenched teachings underground, and secret…until today.

We are restoring His Solar teachings as predicted in Malachi, and will be presenting much of them in this beautiful forum..Kumar.

Please stop smearing mud and your ignorance.

Malachi 4:2

But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings. And you will go out and leap like calves released from the stall.

Christ gave the Spirit to those who are his, to shine in their hearts, and to be a Comforter to them, a Sun and a Shield.

The Transfiguration

(found in the Holy Bible in Mathew 17: 1-9)

“After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light. Just then there appeared before them Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus.… Jesus instructed them, “Don’t tell anyone what you have seen, until the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.” (Matthew 17:1-9)
Then a cloud appeared and enveloped them, and a voice came from the cloud: “This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him!”

Suddenly, when they looked around, they no longer saw anyone with them except Jesus.

As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus gave them orders not to tell anyone what they had seen until the Son of Man had risen from the dead. 10They kept the matter to themselves, discussing what “rising from the dead” meant.

After the resurrection the Apostles and the disciples taught the early converts, the Essene teachings of the “contemplation” of the sun directly through your eye”gates” and in doing so having “communion” with Jesus directly.

more later…


amy said:

on September 27th, 2010

I am skeptical of the doctors in this study, because I would assume the first thing doctors would want to do, when asked to determine whether someone is in fact a breatharian, would be to do a physical examination. Is there anything at all in his guts? Does he have glucose in his blood (the usual fuel derived from eating foods)? Does he breathe out carbon dioxide – a by-product of metabolising glucose? Any other waste products in the blood which are by-products of normal metabolism, which wouldn’t need be present in a more ‘perfect’ way of getting nutrients? Etc, etc. These questions interest me more than whether someone can fast for a week or two – that is well established as scientifically possible. Videos of this man’s study show him pouring water over his head while bathing – did some water fall into his mouth too?


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