Four fundamental ways to maintain wellness and health using simple basic principles and resources available to all.
The secret keys for maintaining good health and wellness are so obvious that they escape notice and remain a secret to most. Yet applying these four keys to health and wellness can spare you – no matter what your age or sex – unnecessary suffering and thousands of dollars in consultation fees from health professionals.
The Essentials that Nature Teaches Us
The secret is looking at what sustains life in its bare essential; and what are so obvious as to be taken for granted to the point of neglect are – air, water, food and life connections. When we understand and fill our life in the right way with these four essentials then the energy and power of the universe that sustains life for ages will course through our system and make our life vibrant.
Four Practices that Ensure Wellness and Health
The four practices that will bring abundantly these four essentials in our life in the right way are – yoga, water therapy, natural food and spiritual practice.
Practicing Basic Yoga for Wellness and Health
Yoga may be described as the art of breathing for life and power. We need not be a Yogi master, or join esoteric group, to experience the benefits of breathing right.
Habitually practicing the basic, simple yoga breathing techniques can make a tremendous difference to one’s health and well – being. Among the most basic practice described by Desmond Dunne in Yoga Made Easy is breathing through the nose, which should be done rhythmically in a pattern of “a long inhalation, a short pause of holding one’s breath, then a long exhalation”, provided it is done in a manner that is without strain. Learning to breath in the right way is a very simple way of removing stress and weariness. A few minutes of simple yoga exercise such as the Death Pose bring complete relaxation better than an hour of nap. Exceptional record performances in undersea diving, as well as other sports, were developed with this basic practice as foundation.
Disease Prevention and Healing Though Water
Taking pure water at regular interval and at the right amount is the next essential practice for wellness and health. Pure water means not only being free from impurities of a pathogenic nature but also from harmful ingredients normally present in processed drinks. Among these harmful drinks listed by consumer oriented researchers are those with caffeine, cocaine and aspartame.
The most important secret of water is that it is so essential – being 80% of the body’s composition – that lack of it in our system will cause such chronic disease as asthma, diabetes, allergies, hypertension, and body pains like migraine, back pain and rheumatoid joint pain. Among the most eye-opening exploration of this secret is done by Dr. Batmanghelidj in Water For Health, For Healing, For Life.
Nourishing Our Body With Nature’s Food
The best foods that nourish the body are the ones closest to the natural state, especially raw vegetables and fresh fruits. There is something about the whole structure of natural foods that defies analysis to its elementary components. This something is a kind of energy radiation, which has been measured and found to be very high in raw vegetables and fruits, but becomes weaker as days progress and are lost altogether when food is completely cooked or processed. Researches on this secret energy of raw foods have been thoroughly reviewed by Leslie and Susannah Keaton in their revolutionary bestseller Raw Energy:Eat Your Way To Radiant Health, which advocates a 75% raw diet due primarily to its ability to boost the immune system, heal chronic and degenerative illnesses and diseases and its anti-aging factors, so that those who follow such diet looked ten years younger.
Making Right Connections Through Sound Spiritual Practice
What is about human touch that babies who are deprived of them barely survived as shown by experiments on new born babies? One of the secret essentials of life is the love energy that flows to human beings when positively connected with other living beings – plant, animals, human and divine. While there is a natural instinct to draw and bestow it, changing configuration of human life and environment militates against it that human persons need to take concrete deliberate steps to make and keep right relationship with other human beings, living beings, the environment and the divine. One of the essential ways to do this is through spiritual practices from religious heritage and wisdom traditions that enable us to make spiritual connections with divine reality. No matter what our religious upbringing we need to engage in spiritual practices that focus on coming to authentic connections and right relations instead of simply going through empty rituals. One such practice is meditation. A way of meditation that is essentially Christian but may be practiced also by those of other religious persuasion is elaborated and presented in different forms in Sadhana – A Way To God by Anthony De Melo. Those who have been practicing meditation habitually experience a sense of exhilaration and zest for life manifested in vibrant living both in the physical and spiritual plane. They are nourished by and connected to the wellsprings of life.
The four keys are four ways we access the same fundamental energy of life. When we learn to understand and practice habitually the way to access these then we begin to experience a life full of energy, free from disease of the body and mind.