TO Each of us is familiar with the situation when, being adherents of a healthy lifestyle, we condemn this or that person for the fact that he, for example, smokes, consumes alcohol, fried food, and so on. Unfortunately, we are less and less concerned with spiritual health – our own, our neighbor, the society of which we are a part … As a result, modern society is increasingly degrading, more and more violence, deception occurs, people hurt each other and are less likely to turn to it Attention.
Of course, physical health is very important, but it can bring much more benefits in conjunction with spiritual health. Having started to lead a healthy lifestyle in this way, we, undoubtedly, contribute to the recovery of our world, our society. That is why the concept of “healthy lifestyle” is very multifaceted, and which of these facets to pay the most attention to is the personal choice of each person.
A healthy lifestyle as such is formed at several levels:
- Social. We must pay tribute, today there is an active promotion of healthy lifestyle.
- Infrastructure. This is a very broad level: the governments of developed countries are trying to control the ecological situation, change the living conditions for the better, and so on.
- Personal. At this level, each individual person defines his motives, values and organizes his own life.
Thus, the rules of a healthy lifestyle are divided into standard and individual ones.
Basic rules of healthy lifestyle
Let’s take a closer look at the basic / generally accepted rules of a healthy lifestyle. So this:
- Refusal from any addictions: alcohol, smoking, any drugs and so on.
- Compliance with the daily routine, first of all, it concerns sleep and wakefulness at the appropriate time.
- Balanced diet.
- Frequent walks in the fresh air.
- Regular physical activity.
- A positive attitude towards any situation.
As already mentioned, each person supplements this list of rules independently, relying on those goals that he himself identified as priorities.
Obviously, the list of these rules lacks the aspect of satisfaction. What is satisfaction, and is it so important for the health of our body? The concept of satisfaction is also multifaceted, this is the state of a person, being in which he is satisfied with his work, his family, his life in general. This is a kind of inner harmony, losing which, we become nervous, irritable, lose control over ourselves and our way of life, and in this case, what kind of healthy lifestyle can we talk about? Therefore, we can conclude that maintaining internal balance and following your own desires, your nature and your inner “I” is one of the most important rules of a healthy lifestyle.
Once we come to the decision to lead a healthy lifestyle, we begin to look for an activity that will help us maintain our physical health. Ideally, these are activities that will help us improve not only physically, but also spiritually. If you have already come to this realization, then yoga practice is perfect.
Regular yoga sessions reveal to us many rules for a healthy lifestyle, the existence of which many did not even suspect.
10 rules of healthy lifestyle
If we consider healthy lifestyles through the prism of yoga teachings, then the set of generally accepted rules becomes much wider:
Completely eliminate any substances that cloud our minds. Oddly enough, many people tend to drink alcohol in small quantities “for health”: this is an illusion. The same applies to smoking: in many countries smoking of tobacco and other substances of plant origin is also allowed, moreover, these substances are positioned as a natural way of relaxation. Starting to practice yoga, you will learn to relax and concentrate, using only the capabilities of your own body and mind.
Define a daily routine for yourself and stick to it. You need to learn how to rest: for this you need to listen to yourself and understand how much time you need to get enough sleep; 7-8 hours of sleep is generally accepted, but you may need 4-5 hours. Dedicate hours in the early morning to meditation and asana practice so that you can come to inner balance before starting the work day and thus maintain the ability to control yourself and your life.
Eat properly and in a balanced way. Food is an extremely important aspect of our life: it is able to support the vital functions of our body, and, on the other hand, unhealthy diet destroys our health and even our karma. Vegetarianism- this is the nutritional system that cleanses our body, saturates it with useful substances. It should be noted that the rejection of meat is the first step towards the purification of our karma, according to the laws of which, by causing pain to other living beings (since eating animal meat is equivalent to killing them), we contribute to the return of this negative energy to ourselves. Avoid fatty foods, all types of soda, give preference to low-fat dairy products, cereals, purified water, vegetables, fruits and herbs. Eat small meals no later than 2-3 hours before bedtime. At least once a week, arrange fasting days for yourself and cleanse the body through fasting. Practice complete cleansing techniques twice a year.
Work your body regularly. Regular active yoga classes are the best fit , regardless of whether they are classes in a gym with a mentor or at home on their own. Daily practice of asanas helps to maintain a healthy mind in our body. At the same time, the work of the joints, spine, as well as internal organs and all systems of our body is normalized.
To be in nature more often. Try to regularly retire in the clean air, look for harmony and answers within yourself, put your thoughts in order. Only through unity with his nature can a person come to balance within himself.
Maintain a positive attitude and resist stressful situations. Yoga teaches us never to despair or panic. Through many asanas and pranayama, we learn to calm our mind and thus maintain a positive attitude.
Analyze everything that happens. Start with the fact that you need to analyze any of your situations: at the end of the day, analyze how it went, what you could not have done, and what, on the contrary, needed to be done, what should have been paid more attention. Over time, you will learn to analyze your life in a global sense – such analysis can ultimately prevent many mistakes.
Work on what’s going on inside yourself. Without spiritual health, it is impossible to lead a healthy lifestyle . Of course, work on ourselves is much more difficult than on our body, however, having mastered it, we become wiser, stop giving unnecessary reactions to anyone, and as a result we prolong our life and acquire (along with inner beauty) external beauty.
Know your body through awareness of yourself. This is perhaps the most important rule of a healthy lifestyle; that is why it is the most difficult to follow. To know yourself means to realize the limitless possibilities of your body, to understand that you are capable of much. Engage in self-development in both a physical and spiritual sense. Eliminate any manifestations of envy, desire to lie, and so on in yourself.
It should be noted that all these rules are interrelated; some of them are difficult to follow, however, with the support of yoga teachings, you will understand that there are no unattainable goals. And the last thing: never feel sorry for yourself and do not invent unnecessary problems and illnesses for yourself; remember that thought is material!