While we hear about “Hindu Dharma”, it’s just not about the spiritual and ancient history that we need to discuss about. Hindu Dharma is much more than Spiritual teachings & Philosophy. Some of the beneficial Health tips that Hindu Scriptures provide are worth knowing about. Applying these into our daily lives will result in a better lifestyle especially in this present hectic generation.
Karma says it all..
As per Hindu Dharma, Karma literally means “deed” or “act”, and often refers to the accumulations of your actions and determines each soul’s unique destiny. Karma stands for the belief that an individual experiences the effects of his or her behavior and actions, and that every act or thought has consequences. Negative thoughts and actions can result in commensurate suffering, wherein good thoughts and actions can liberate a person.
Meditation connects to better health..
According to study, “Meditation” is the medium to evolve into higher beings through mental focus. Meditation is also a part of Yoga. It can help overcome negative thinking, negative vibes, fear or specific phobia and anxiety if practiced regularly.
Maintain a balance with Nature..
Four natural elements, Earth, Air, Fire, and Water make up a Human Body. Maintaining a proper balance of these elements indicates good health, whereas imbalance in these factors can lead to health disorder. Hinduism teaches strive to achieve balance throughout a life using self-control, meditation, Yoga and a clean diet.
Dharma stands for the ultimate moral balance of all things in life and belongs to the universe and the individual as well.
Hygiene & Cleanliness contribute equally..
An Individual must maintain his personal hygiene and cleanliness in order to attain a healthy living. Hindu Dharma preaches that our home and body must be maintained in such a way that no negativity enters inside our body. Talking shower every day, having bath before going to a religious place or entering the pooja room is a must. Keeping our body fresh makes your mind fresh.
“Tulsi” & its benefits
“Holy Basil” has antimicrobial properties and is known to promote longevity. Tulsi is a very important plant in Ayurveda and can be found in nearly every Hindu household. The plant’s extracts can be used for many common ailments like the common cold, stomach disorders, headaches, inflammation, malaria, and heart disease. Tulsi can even purify or de-pollute the air and acts as a repellent against mosquitoes, flies, and other insects.
Fasting- Good or Bad??
There have been a number of discussions over the practise of fasting in India. Woman and men in India fast during various occasions. It is important to note that intermittent fasting is rarely done continuously for more than one day.
According to a study done on mice at The University of Southern California by Valter Longo, published in Cell Metabolism, the benefits of intermittent fasting included improved immune system, reduction of cancer incidence, and promotion of stem cell regeneration, particularly in the brain.
Self-Control is in one’s own hands!!
The Bhagavad Gita, states “It is true that the mind is restless and difficult to control. But it can be conquered…through regular practice and detachment. Those who lack self-control will find it difficult to progress in meditation; but those who are self-controlled, striving earnestly through the right means, will attain the goal”.