Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Eternal Bliss?

While we pay lots of attention to keep our body in mint condition, our mind is often neglected. Why do we define complete health as a healthy mind in a healthy body? Because mind is an integral part of our health. Our personality is reflected by the state of our mind.
You may see a perfect specimen of health but if he is worried or sad or anxious, then no clothes or accessaries can make him look good. On the the other hand a happy man, who is comfortable being who he is, looks good in ordinary apparel also. People can sense your mood and state of mind.
Naturally we all want to be happy and we all want that happiness to last forever - Eternal Bliss. Is that possible? Yes, our Seers (Rishi) had achieved that state of mind and we can atleast try to get near that goal. This after all is the ultimate goal of all human beings. All our activities - from morning to night - day after day - are aimed at attaining happiness.
Then what is the way? More next time.....

Monday, November 13, 2006

Exercise during routine activities

A healthy mind in a healthy body is the goal of all but how many of us can find or the inclination to do regular exercise. Not me - yet I have made a routine by which I get regular exercise throughout the day. In the morning while brushing teeth, combing hair, or any other routine work that involves standing for some time, do spot marching or waist rotation (like with hula hoop).
Never miss any opportunity to walk. Although climbing stairs is sternous, never take a lift for going down.
While bending forward or reaching up to take anything, both these actions can be converted to bending and streching exercise if done with the right posture.
If you are reading this then you spend a lot of time before the computer - sit on a straight backed chair - raise one foot 2 inches from the ground - hold for 10 seconds the raise the other foot for 10 seconds. Any exercise done against resistance (gravity in this instance) is more effective.
You can find little ways of exercising individual groups of muscles while doing various daily activities - you just have to be innovative and dedicated.