"It is quite possible that India is the real world,
and that the white man lives in a madhouse of
abstractions. Life in India has not yet
withdrawn into the capsule of head. It is still
the whole body that lives. No wonder the
European feels dreamlike; the complete life of
India is something of which he merely dreams.
When you walk with naked feet, how can you
ever forget the earth?"
~ Carl Jung
To me, health is a serious issue and being able
to maintain good health at most times is half
the battle won against the constantly
deteriorating quality of our lives today.
In one of my previous posts, I spoke of all our
modern medical facilities and health care
setups still falling short of being perfect cures
for our ailment-affected lifestyles. What is
ironical is the fact that even as we are in a
constant state of advancement of our
mechanical systems and invention of newer
contraptions to improve our health, we’re also
increasingly waking up to the potential of our
ancient (Indian) health practices.
Indian health systems have traditionally been
rooted in nature and in the use of medicinal
plants, minerals and animal products as
natural cures for ailing health. This very
wisdom is now becoming India’s largest
contribution to the world of science after the
discovery of the zero and the decimal system.
The world is fast waking up to the vast
potential of Indian wisdom on all things health
and wellness related. Be it yoga or ayurveda -
the oldest, most time-honoured medical
sciences and fitness regimes originating from
India, are now being adapted to by people
across the world. In the quest for a holistic
approach to wellness, there has been a
paradigm shift towards all things that promote
oneness with the self and the environment.
Ayurveda, the 5000-year old philosophy that
reveals the secrets of healthy living by
following a natural diet and lifestyle, has thus
helped millions to achieve a balanced life in
harmony with nature's rhythms. Yoga too, is a
body of knowledge that propagates the training
of the consciousness for a state of perfect
spiritual insight and tranquility through
integrating the body, mind, and spirit.
While neither Yoga nor Ayurveda are the fabled
elixirs of life - cure-all solutions to man's daily
concerns, their benefits certainly surpass those
of newer regimes, a fact that is gradually being
proven and accepted even by ‘modern’ medical
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