Weight loss and fitness is not just an issue of shedding a
few pounds and pumping up the muscles temporarily and losing it all the
moment we stop whatever program we are in. It is a total lifestyle change
involving the body, mind and spirit.
The systemic approach of the modern science has spawned the
huge sickness industry which while bringing relief from much complex disease
does not address the fundamentals of wellness which is prevention. The
progress of medical science does bring relief from pain and to some extent
healing which is however a natural mechanism of the body aided by medicine.
Given sufficient time and proper nourishment the body is able to address the
problem and heal by itself.
The basis of all ayurvedic and natural therapies of ancient
times were based on the simple principle of assisting and providing the body
with natural and organic nutrients to stimulate the biological mechanism
towards total healing instead of just addressing the symptoms.
The ancient system is an integrated system to create
wholeness in body, mind and spirit. One without addressing the other
aspects could only address part of the problem. As with modern medical
system which addresses the physiology and not the mind and the spirit. A
complete human being is an amalgam of all three and not just a physical
Recent research has conclusively established the role of mind
and the spirit in all healing process. The science of Yoga and Meditation
now plays a crucial role in all therapies which involves creating wellness
as opposed to treating sickness.
All who are interested in weight loss, fitness, anti ageing
and general good health must address the following questions:
What are my health goals? Is it treating sickness or working
Do I require all these unhealthy fast foods and snacks which
give immediate gratification but long term pain?
Am I in rhythm with nature which is doing simple things like
early to bed and early to rise, less automation and more physical work and
activities, relaxing when the body sends out signals of stress and
tiredness, maintaining cleanliness and avoiding all modern mores which
prevents the body from recouping and rebuilding?
Do we want our children to be brought up as couch potatoes
leading moronic and violent lives and growing into mentally and physically
unhealthy adults creating an unbalanced society?
If the answer to all these questions is a big NO then we must
begin the process now or it would be too late for all of us and the global
society which is mindlessly adding up junk in every aspect in the name of
growth and progress.
We must begin a process of total lifestyle change which is
natural, holistic and healthy.