The Five Practices or 'Pancha Kriya' outline the minimal Vedic practices, also known as Pancha Nitya Karmas that parents teach their children in order to nurture future citizens who are strong, secure, responsible, tolerant and traditional and pass the dharma to the next generation.
Ekadashi means the 11th day after the full moon and the 11th day after the new moon. The human physiology goes through a cycle called a mandala, approximately every 40 to 48 days. In this cycle, three specific days will arise when the body does not demand food. If you identify those days in your life and not give the body food – because it is not asking for it – a lot of your health issues will be handled by that simple pattern.