Our health – physical, mental & emotional is very close to nature. Yet we humans often forget that we are part of nature, made of the same constituents present in nature. Matter, metabolism & movement are three principles that govern our bodies & minds. According to the wisdom of Ayurveda, this matter corresponds to the Earth element, the metabolism is the Fire element & the movement is the Air element. As unique as we are, these three elements are pretty much what we are made of. Once we know our own body mind type, we are empowered to make choices that support our health & lifestyle choices.
Our bodies are made up of solid & liquid forms of matter just like the Earth. And our body is literally made from the raw materials that we ingest in the form of food or inputs from our environment. The conversion of the food, processing of emotions and digestion of new ideas requires transformation which is supported by the Fire element within us. The movement of thoughts, breath, circulation of blood, movement of food through our digestive tract is all governed by the Air element within us. These three elements create vitality on the physical, mental and emotional planes if they are in balance. When there is an imbalance, then we end up with physical, mental or emotional upsets or dis-ease.
The knowledge of these really help us make nutrition choices that support our healing & strength. It helps us to pick the right kind of exercise for our body & mind. It helps not only for our health but also for all our choices in careers, relationships & the environments we expose ourselves to.
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Good Health is the outcome of the on-going process of healing. WelIness has to become a way of life especially in this modern fast paced life. We often experience healing as complex, non-linear & sometimes not even logical .No matter how many systems exist – whether we talk about western medicine or we refer to holistic healing & energy medicine. There are so many modalities & frameworks many of them seem to work well. But every ones healing & wellness journey is quiet unique. It depends on our own mindbody constitution and often our habits & life experiences that have shaped us.
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“The unexamined life is not worth living” – Socrates
Meditation refers to all the practices that we know of from contemplative traditions over thousands of years.Though it may have mystical connotations, how can we use it as a tool to know ourselves better? How can we translate the teachings from the language of these age old practices to a language that is understood & processed by highly pragmatic and sometimes even skeptical over stimulated minds of today? How can these practices be used to help people succeed in life or work?
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Travel to me has immense potential for change, growth & inspiration. Travel always pushes us outside the familiar comfortable routines to electrifying spiritual experiences which may or may not be comfortable. It has the potential to create new impressions in our minds which inturn has a spiraling effect to what we create in our lives. It doesn’t need a pilgrimage for a spiritual break through that we may expect,whats needed is mindfulness and slowing down as we experience the process of travel.
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Many versions of these practices exist individually, but one of the most simple and profound is a combination of the two as described in Search Inside Yourself book by Chade- Meng Tan.
“Sit in a comfortable position that allows you to be alert and relaxed.
Start with two minutes to rest the mind on the breath.
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