Mind - Body - Soul Balance

Have yourself a Good Morning – II

As I mentioned in my previous blog post, the way I begin my morning has a huge impact on how the rest of my day turns out. So I make sure I begin my day on a positive note.

As I was looking into various practices suggested by the ancient Indian texts, the one thing that was stressed upon for a good, healthy & balanced life is the practice of Pranayam or Deep Breathing.

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Pranayam is a Sanskrit word that can be broken into ‘Prana’ & ‘Ayama’. Prana means ‘Life Force’ & Ayama is to extend. The Practice of Pranayam has a lot of benefits. It creates a steady a controlled mind, Reduces Depression, Cleanses Lungs, Improves the Lymphatic system, cleanses tissues, improves digestion & if practiced regularly over a period of time cures diseases.

After learning how to practice the Pranayam exercises, I decided to include them in my morning routine. After offering (Arghya) water to the sun god, I started practicing Pranayam.

After practicing Pranayam for about 2 weeks now, I cannot go without it even for a day now. It feels so fresh, alert & light after you have done it. My energy levels have improved significantly & so has my concentration. It does make a difference!

Rules for Practicing Pranayam.

a) It needs to be practiced on an empty stomach.

b) In the beginning start with a 5 minute practice.

c) Never overdo it.

d) Consult with a doctor before beginning any new exercise form.

Doing my Pranayams is my favorite thing to do in the morning now. If you are physically fit, You should definitely try it out.

Here are the links of 2 basic Pranayams that I practice everyday.

For those who already practice it, let me know how you like it in the comments section!

Love,

Arry

 

 

 

Lifestyle

The Mind – Body – Soul Balance..

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In an attempt to lead a simpler life, I chose a Minimalist Lifestyle for myself. I cannot even begin to describe that kind of impact it has had on my life. I feel light, happy & sorted.

It was sometime during this process of becoming a Minimalist, that I started thinking along the lines of the Mind – Body – Soul Balance. What was it that I could further do, to live a healthier, more happier & fulfilling life.I spoke to a lot of people. Read a lot of Lifestyle books. I did come across a lot of literature on it. It seems our generation is doing a lot of seeking on these lines. Seeking, because we don’t have it.

I somehow feel, our Grandparents & Parents had a better understanding of this, Body -Mind- Soul Balance than we do . I am sure this was not even something that they had to seek. They just had it & lived by it.

It is not that they worked less harder than we do or had to face lesser challenges in their lives. It is just that they still had a sense of balance in their life, a simplicity in their lifestyle that we seem to lack.

They ate good, organic food. Led simpler lives ( without cellphones, Internet & wifi) Had a strong sense of community & family life. They had Balance in their life. They lived long & healthy happy lives. ( I say that looking at both my grandparents, who lived on for 80 + years & were in great health till they passed away of old age.

I think it is important, we really take a look at both generations & really think about the kind of lives we are leading & the kind of lives we should be leading.

So starting from March, I am going to make some changes in my life & try living in a way that will help me achieve the Body- Mind – SoulĀ  Balance.

Minimalism was a very helpful first step towards it. It is life changing.

Now onto changes at a more personal level. Diet, Exercise & an effort towards a more Holistic Life.

Stay tuned for more!

Cant wait to share this Journey with you.

As always, I would love to hear about your stories towards seeking balance & towards living a better life. Leave them in the comments section!

Love,

Arry.