In today’s instant-fix generation, we have been depending on temporary solutions to our health problems — this is turning out to be an alarming situation. Has any of us ever thought about how the psychological and spiritual wellbeing influences our physical health?
In Sanskrit, yoga means “union”, a union between mind, body, and spirit. Hence vedics have described a deep relationship between them. The Romans had simplified it with the motto “Healthy mind with healthy body”. The art and science of healing the body spiritually were widely practiced and most celebrated lifestyle in ancient times. Today, millennial are well acquainted with yoga know of it only as a fitness regime, and its life-changing powerful elements have been sidelined.
Yoga is widely practiced in form of asana or the postures. This is later taken to the other level of exploring the one’s body through meditation, which helps a person to become a positive receiver. At this point, Reiki steps in to nourish one’s spirit. Reiki is a Japanese energy modality in which the practitioner lays his or her hands on, or above, areas of the body to aid in healing.
A very interesting study was made by a Hungarian doctor Vigh Bela, on how the nervous system was influenced by yoga exercises. He came to a conclusion that certain asanas (postures) and pranayama (breathing) were connected with certain internal organs, endocrine glands, and psychological states.
One of our authors, Mr. Deepak Kashyap, a yoga researcher and reiki master has tried narrating us about the art of healing our spirit through his book ‘Healing the Future’ and how we can benefit from it.
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