Considering Yoga only as a fitness activity is like valuing a diamond as a piece of glass. Definition of Yoga: Yoga Chitta Nirodha Stoppage of flickering of the mind. Yoga is to achieve equanimity in pain & pleasure, happiness & sorrow. “ġham aur ḳhushī meñ farq na mahsūs ho jahāñ,maiñ dil ko us maqām pe laatā chalā gayā.”(Film: Hum Dono, Lyrics: Sahir Ludhianvi) This is … Continue reading What Yoga Is?
Mental health has become another pandemic triggered by Covid-19 pandemic. Many of us are caught unaware. No one alive has seen so many deaths so rapidly, cry for help all over social media, fear of being infected by a deadly virus, what if we / family members get infected and do not get help or bed? All these questions and issues are looming large, These … Continue reading Mental Health, Pandemic, and A Book
“There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t.” John Green We all know what to do to deal with China and Pakistan, totally oblivion of what to do to deal with Coronavirus and for that matter how to prevent and fight any diseases. Strong military, latest weapons, determined, and decisive leadership are enough to deal with both the neighbouring countries. Similarly, we … Continue reading How to Deal With Your Fitness Enemies in Corona Time?
Mental health is a grossly ignored subject. We visit the doctor for slightest physical pain and disorder but we do not think to go to a psychiatrist even if we are suffering the most horrendous mental health issue. The reasons are mainly two: We don’t know we are suffering from a mental health issue Going to a doctor for a mental health issue is a … Continue reading Why & How to Sustain Severe Mental and Physical Pain?
In one of the talk-shows legendary comic Hindi poet Surendra Sharma said the secret of his happy married life is that all minor decisions are taken by his wife and in all major issues he never listens to his wife and what he says is final. Then he went on to define minor decisions as what should he wears, how much should he spends daily menu in the house, etc. etc, and … Continue reading One Habit of A Happy Person — Shrink Your Circle of Concern
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced Fit India Movement. This is absolutely necessary and much-delayed movement. You Need to Know Why Practicing Jainism Can Propels Health & Peace? Health and Fitness are not only about going to the Gym or doing exercise or having the right diet. Everything will go haywire if your mental and emotional balance is lost. Our health and fitness are more … Continue reading Do You Know Practicing Jainism Can Boost Health & Peace?
V.G. Siddhartha, MD of CCD, committed suicide. Many others especially students and entrepreneurs are also committing suicide every year. They are not as vulnerable as poor farmers in the village deprived of all resources and commits suicide due to the hardship of existence. Many people commit suicide as they are not able to deal with the vagaries of life, be it a failure, high debt, … Continue reading Before it’s Too Late, What You Need to Know About Your Emotional Health?
You have a good job, happy family, reasonable financial stability. You have invested in stocks, mutual funds, life insurance policies, health insurance policies. You have taken care of all your financial risks. Now what? Are you enjoying the freedom you get from a risk-free life? In spite of having a reasonably stable and financially secured life, you don’t know how to spend your free time. The irony … Continue reading Do You Know Pursuing a Hobby can Make Your Life Interesting?
“One in ten children and young people has some form of clinically diagnosable mental health disorder” “The majority of adult mental health problems begin in childhood” “50 percent of adult mental health problems (excluding dementia) start before the age of 15” “And 75% of mental health problems in adult life (excluding dementia) start by the age of 18” The above alarming findings are from robust … Continue reading Mental Illness – A Hidden Minefield Waiting to Explode in Every Home
“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” Aristotle Fitness is important but Wellness is the new Goal. People may be fit but may not be well. They are disturbed. They are disturbed with the self, they are disturbed with others. They are disturbed with the situations. They are disturbed with their job and boss. They are disturbed because others are successful and they are … Continue reading What You Need to Know About Your Wellness
The food we eat impacts our mental health. This is evident from the latest research on the subject. In their research paper, Nutritional medicine as mainstream in psychiatry, the authors have commented that, ” There are emerging and compelling evidence for nutrition as a crucial factor in the high prevalence and incidence of mental disorders suggests that diet is as important to psychiatry as it … Continue reading New research on Food and Mental Health
“Thinking is the toughest kind of work which is why so many people avoid it.” Orrin Woodward Thinking involves brain and fitness of our brain improves quality of our thinking. Exercise is good for physical fitness. But the majority of modern-day diseases are a psychosomatic disease. This means connected with both – the mind and the body. We focus on our physical fitness (most are … Continue reading What you need to know about your mental fitness
Do you know before creating the Harry Potter series, JK Rowling was clinically depressed? Leading Indian actress Deepika Padukone was once a depression patient. Anuksha Sharma another leading actress was treated for her depression. She once tweeted. I have anxiety. And I’m treating my anxiety. I’m on medication for my anxiety. Why am I saying this? Because it’s a completely normal thing. It’s a biological … Continue reading Anushka Sharma, Deepika Padukone, and Mental Health