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 mass.
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 towards wellness?
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
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
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.