Our happiness and spiritual development starts with our health. When we are healthy, we are filled with the positive energy and creativity, and spreading that feeling of fulfilment and positive vibrations into the environment.
On some days we might feel depressed and lethargic, getting angry at our dear ones and without understanding. This is most often caused by a lack of energy and health in our body and mind. That’s why it is important to keep a good heath. Good health will bring us inspiration and willpower to wake up inner knowledge and to develop towards better self.
01. Cultivate a positive mind
Mind has a power to change our body chemistry and is controlling every cell in the body.
Negative emotions like anger, anxiety and fear are exhausting our energy which is designed to revitalize systems of the body. On the other hand, positive emotions like love, compassion and happiness are charging our banks of energy and empowering cells and their functions.
When we are cultivating positive thoughts and feelings, positive attitude becomes a habit of our mind. Then we have a capacity and an ability to cope with stress and to attract positive things into our lives.
02. Increase amount of OXYGEN / PRANA
Oxygen is the most important element in the body.
Oxygen is transporting and carrying prana (vital energy) into our body, without which cell can’t live. The main problem of the modern society is that the average person is not breathing properly and is only using 1/3 of his/hers lung capacity. Shallow breathing leads to lack of oxygen in the body and thus lack of prana or vital energy, low immunity and lastly disease.
By doing simple pranayamas like deep breathing, anuloma viloma and kapalabathi we are increasing amount of oxygen and prana in the body and thus improving our vitality, proper functioning of body systems, gaining strength and health in general.
03. Drink enough WATER
Approximately 70% of our body is made out of water. Water plays a key role in transporting nutrients to the cells of our body and excreting waste products from the body.
If we don’t drink enough water (between 3 and 5 liters per day depending on season and climate), then dehydration and accumulation of toxins start and eventually even a disease might occur.
04. Spend time in the SUN & EXERCISE
Exposure to SUNLIGHT triggers the release of hormones in our brain, responsible for a good sleep, mental health and revitalisation. Also, when skin is exposed to sunlight it produces vitamin D, which improves the immune system, helps prevent cancer and is important for the brain functions. That’s why, in order to keep good health, it is important to expose our body to sunlight for at least one hour per day.
CIRCULATION is of great importance for the general health of the body. Approximately 35 litres of liquids are continuously circulating in our body. If that circulation is not good then body’s functions can’t be performed properly. Therefore, in order to keep our body active we need to walk, work out, practice yogic exercises or some kind of sport that we like.
05. Keep a balanced DIET
There are three basic rules that we should follow, as far as nutrition goes: quality, quantity and variety.
Quality – we should always make sure that what we eat is organic and from a reliable source. Quantity – do not overeat, eat moderately and slowly (1/3 of the stomach should be filled with food, 1/3 with water and 1/3 empty (air) for a proper digestion to take place) and only when hungry. Variety – do not eat the same food every day, eat seasonal and a variety of food.