New Delhi: Anything in excess is not good, balance is the key and the whole practice is to reach a stage where balance comes naturally to us. Stop doing something altogether is an extreme measure, which generally turns into obsession. This causes more harm than good.
Not to eat, not to drink, doing excessive exercise, all these are forceful acts which will never have a positive impact. It will only increase negative energy in your system which is mostly a result of resentment.
- Take baby steps, feel no pressure, don’t allow any tension to build up. Slowly and gradually, you will reach there. First, you must try to sit, just sit as much as you can, on the floor in a comfortable position with spine straight, eyes closed and tune in to yourself.
- Feel no stress, just focus on your posture, allow every muscle to relax, have no anxiety. Centre of attention should be your breath. Feel your heartbeat. Give yourself space and peace and then start inhaling and exhaling.
Sit in Silence and Breathe
Listen to stimulating chants or mantras, or just stay silent. This aids the body and mind in connecting to its battery which is the solar plexus that is where tremendous potential energy is stored. This can be tapped through various yoga breathing techniques (Pranayama) which will rejuvenate your mind and body.
This helps in balancing the energy which we have in our body water, earth, fire and air. Any form of exercise is good. Stretching is a common activity. It prepares your body for more difficult tasks. It acts as a lubricating routine to the joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons and other parts of the body by increasing circulation and flexibility.
Nourish Body and Soul
Spend time with nature. Hiking in mountains, vacation on beaches are good for health both mental and physical health. This will cool down your system. When the body and mind are continually overworked, their efficiency diminishes. Relaxing vacation in the lap of nature is the best way to get yourself recharged.
Express Your Gratitude
It’s nice to count your blessings and be thankful for what you have rather than just sulking over what you don’t. Cultivating gratitude doesn’t cost anything. Neither does it take any extra time. But its benefits are enormous. It will open doors for many other good things in your life.
Get enough Zzzzz
Many researches have proved how beneficial is a good night sleep for our health. Getting enough sleep means having a healthy heart and brain. It also means we are less prone to stress. It helps produce better and healthy cells and repairs the damaged ones. It’s important that we don’t forget that getting adequate amount of sleep on a regular basis is a huge part of the equation.
Not to forget only happy us can have happy we. Therefore, stop feeling guilty for easy days. Keep life simple, and remember good life is a product of healthy body and mind.
(Payal Priyadarshini is a banker and a blogger. She writes on health, lifestyle, women, parenting for many publications and websites.)