HIGHLIGHTS OF INDIA
Health is more than the absence of disease, it is a state of optimal well being – World Health Organisation
Wellness as a concept has been in existence in India since ancient times. In a country, where scholars and vaidyas (masters of herbal medicine) conceptualised and defined the science of ayurveda, wellness is a natural extension of a preventive approach. The concept of wellness has been closely linked to the needs of the individual at various stages in his/her life. Though it has been chiefly influenced by changes in society and lifestyle of individuals, this change has also been accelerated by extraneous factors like globalisation.
Wellness is a multidimensional holistic approach to living. It requires awareness that lack of health in one area, causes an imbalance aspects of life affecting the overall sense of well being.
From time immemorial, Indian tradition has been advocating the concept of balanced and correct living and to achieve that one needs to practice regularly yoga, meditation, pranayam and Ayurveda.
Yoga is a powerful means of achieving strength, flexibility, composure and balance in the body & mind. It’s a way of life. It is a philosophy to harness your inherent potential, it is not a religion or separate from you, but a journey to discover your true nature.
Yoga believes that pran is the basis of life, which controls the bodily activities and keeps mind and body healthy. Imbalances in the system can make people sick. Regular practice of pranayam (breathing exercises) , strengthen the immune system, the internal energy that prevents germs to spread in our body.
Kapalbhanti, Anlom Vilom, Bhastrika , Bhramri pranayam are some of breathing exercises , if practices in sequence, can keep your immune system strong & healthy.
Meditation is a good stress reliever . It calms the senses, making the mind inactive and the body passive. It usually involves concentrating on an object like a flower, a burning candle, a circle, a word or even one’s own rhythm of breath. Meditation increases the ability of mental muscle to concentrate longer on your breath, your body or on sound, all of which could have a powerful impact on the rest of your life.
Meditation lights up your heart and liberates you from all desire for evil.
Ayurveda is the knowledge of life. It aims at maintenance of complete physical, mental and social health of the individual. Ayurveda insists on good habits and dietary practices along with medication and thus it becomes a comprehensive healthcare system with holistic approach.
Panchkarma, Pizhiehil, Navarakizhi, Sirovasthi & Dhara are some of the important Ayurvedic treatments for a perfect body & mind.
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