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Five tips and tricks of self care during holy month of Ramadan 2024

Ramadan is the holiest month in Islam, includes fasting from sunrise to sunset and is a period for reflection and Muslim community. It is a time of purification and spiritual rejuvenation

People offering prayers on the 1st Friday of holy Month of Ramadan, at Dastgeer Sahib shrine in Srinagar

HHoly Month of Ramadan 2023 at Dastgeer Sahib shrine in Srinagar

Sonika Nitin Nimje New Delhi

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Ramadan also called Ramazan or Ramzan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar and one of the holiest months for Muslims globally. Ramadan holds massive significance in the Islamic faith and is set apart by a month of fasting (roza), prayer, reflection and communal feasts. 
The conclusion of Ramadan is set apart by a festival called Eid al-Fitr (the meal of breaking the fast), which is one of the two most significant holidays in Islam. In Saudi Arabia, the sighting of the crescent moon denotes the start and end of Ramadan. It additionally determines if Ramadan is noticed for thirty or 29 days. 
This year, Ramadan is anticipated to start on March 11 and conclude on April 9. Muslims fast constantly from sunrise to sunset during the Ramadan month. Suhur is the pre-dawn feast, while Iftar, or dates and water, is the feast that breaks the fast.

Ramadan 2024: Tips of self care during holy month

Mental health
The Ramadan month sometimes feel challenging, yet additionally amazingly rewarding as you adjust to prior mornings, changes in day to day schedules and fasting. Concentrate around ways of focusing on your prosperity during this time, and the taking care of oneself exercises that turn out best for yourself as well as your loved ones. 

Relaxation of body
An altered energy level is one more impact of fasting, and for certain individuals, this might mean laying down for additional rests. Others might need and try and appreciate being all over town securely. Enjoy a short time frame during the day with your family to evaluate your requirements. These can be superb taking care of oneself practices. 

Nourishing Iftar
The night dinner, known as iftar, is similarly significant for getting nutrients and energy. For a moment full of energy, break your fast with a couple of dates or a little piece of fruit. Eat nutrient rich, hydrating soups or stocks to restore your electrolyte and water balance. 

Spiritual reflection and meditation
Ramadan offers an exceptional chance for contemplation and spiritual development. Put away opportunity every day for consideration, prayer and recitation of the Quran. This will fortify your relationship with God. To fabricate inner harmony and quietness, practice care through meditation or dhikr. Utilize this holy opportunity to develop spiritual development and reward by defining objectives, communicating appreciation and asking for forgiveness.

Movement and exercise
Keeping up with physical activity all through Ramadan is fundamental for general wellbeing and vitality even in the fasting time frame. During times when you are not fasting, integrate light to moderate exercise like yoga, stretching or walking to work on your adaptability, circulation and mental lucidity. To keep away from weakness and dehydration, pay attention to your body's signs and alter the duration and power of your exercise likewise.

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First Published: Mar 04 2024 | 3:55 PM IST

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