“True healing will occur only when we are acknowledging all aspects of ourselves and treating ourselves accordingly.” – Kate Reardon
Healthy lifestyle in regular connotations is mostly linked to losing weight, going on a diet or looking thin. However, to have a healthy lifestyle it is essential that a person is healthy not just on the outside but also on the inside. It is said that you are what you think. The state of your mind plays a major role in deciding how you feel, how you react, and how your body reacts to certain energies. This is what holistic happiness is – happiness inside out. Until and unless you understand yourself completely and find peace with yourself, you will not be happy with the outside elements. Like it is said, happiness in the inside is what reflects outside.
A balance has to be maintained – Balance between your thoughts and your action. This balance will then help in the overall well-being and happiness. It is not that difficult, all that is to be done is look around and make small changes in your day-to-day life. How? Take a look at these 5 MANTRAS that will guide you towards a healthy lifestyle for a healthier living:
1. It’s all in your thoughts:
The best way to be at peace with yourself is finding and knowing yourself. Here is where meditation comes into picture. Meditation not only calms your body and soul but is also found to be beneficial in coping with many ailments including heart diseases, hypertension, insomnia, etc. When you meditate your body and mind are in perfect harmony and this is the balance that is needed for healthy living.
2. What you eat is what you are:
Just like your breath, the food that you eat also becomes essential in determining your health. It is necessary to include all the six Ayurvedic tastes in your food, sweet, astringent, sour, salty, pungent and bitter. These six tastes contain the five elements that helps in maintaining a perfect balance inside your body. Proper nutrition is essential for the body to function well and including these six tastes can help a great deal. Intake of healthy food nourishes the body and also keeps the mind at peace.
3. Proper sleep is the key:
Not just sleep but restful sleep is what is essential. Restful sleep is when you sleep for 6-8 hours and wake up fresh and active the next morning. When a human being does not get adequate sleep, it can weaken his/her immune system and reduce his capability to deal with stressful situations. It is necessary that the sleep cycles are kept in alignment with the circadian rhythms. Only then can you have a peaceful sleep and in turn a healthy lifestyle.
4. Exercise works wonders:
There is no denying the fact that exercise will help you stay fit. When you involve your body in some sort of physical activity, it calms your mind and makes you emotionally strong. Daily workout can help in increasing endurance and making it a part of your lifestyle is a step towards healthier living.
5. Do not shy away, EXPRESS!
Most of the diseases that people suffer from is because they fail to express what they feel and keep the feelings bottled inside them. Accumulating anger and disappointment are toxins that needs to be released otherwise it accelerates stress which in turn can create an impact on your body. So take out the anger or show your happiness, because it is important that you express.
Keeping these five MANTRAS in mind there is a foundation that helps in the overall well-being of an individual and take the people on a ‘Journey to Holistic Happiness’, Vishwa Wellness Foundation. With a wide range of Ayurvedic products and the age-old techniques of instilling calmness in the body and soul, Vishwa Wellness is taking steps to provide a happier and healthier world for all the individuals.