It’s been a while since I wrote about the topic of mental health and the brilliance of the mind. Today I’m comparing how Mental Health was thought of in ancient India. Yes! Indians found out about this 20,000 years ago and wrote some really spectacular literature, tests and methods on the subject. Modern mental health […]
Keeping your mind calm and clear is not just a ‘technique’ or ‘trick’ – it’s a way of life. It allows you to materialize your thoughts into this world (as speech / work) with the same ease as you think them. I’ve found Meditation is an incredibly easy, yet highly effective way to do this.
Let me give you an example of myself. There was a time (back in the year 2000) when I used to be stressed, tensed and honestly could barely find time out of the stress and tension to be able to think! I remember I used to stutter a lot. And could never think up one clear thought – let alone put it on paper. Maybe it was just me back then; but I see some kids today and they have exactly the same problems that I did! It would be no surprise if they grew up carrying these burdens with them.
When I came across a meditation and relaxation technique my parents were practicing, it felt like a lifetime of relief was offered to me in mere seconds. This created an interest in learning more about the workings of the mind – its nuances, awkwardness, dilemmas, limitations – all properties of the limited mind.
Today I write about a comparative approach between modern health-tech and traditional relaxation/meditation techniques. And you will see how clearly the modern method reinforces the traditional one.
Some will tell you that yogasana – unlike Raja yoga – is too slow… But actually, it is an intense and holistic exercise. This ancient form of fitness has its roots in India. Yoga focuses on developing balance, strength and flexibility. Don’t let anyone misguide you, as these are all benefits of practicing yoga and […]
Keeping your brain sharp gets more important as we age. Age takes a toll on too many things. One of the key valuable human assets that diminish with time – is your Mind. The ability of the brain to process, record and analyze information. There’s been a lot of research into old age and the disabilities […]
I’ve been analyzing a number of health and wellness practices since 2000, mainly out of interest in keeping myself healthy and fit. The extent of variability in what’s even called “best practices” is so vast, and so disputable – it’s created a healthcare & wellness mafia of its own! This isn’t a blanket claim of […]
Did you know, the concept of wellness as originally introduced sometime around 5000 BC was a very deep, holistic approach? Surprisingly a majority of the things we know today are re-discoveries of the traditional concept of holistic health – which in itself means we’re wasting valuable time running around from doctor to doctor, therapist to […]