In this unprecedented period in the world’s history where health has been come a constant source of concern, a pure devotee can give us some secrets of health.
What is the most important secret of health? Srila Prabhupada reveals it in his purport to Srimad Bhagavatam 1.1.10:
“In Kali-yuga, the duration of life is shortened not so much because of insufficient food but because of irregular habits. By keeping regular habits and eating simple food, any man can maintain his health. Overeating, over-sense gratification, over dependence on another’s mercy, and artificial standards of living sap the very vitality of human energy. Therefore the duration of life is shortened.”
Ayurveda explains that one of the main causes of ill health is stress. Stress can result from natural changes like the fall in temperature from day to night. When the stresses of material life occur, an imbalance in the body’s energies (doshas) may prevent the body from adjusting adequately. The result is disease. Regulating our lives, however, will minimize the effect of stress, and therefore it may be said that the more regulated one’s life, the healthier one will be.
To aid the regulation of life, Ayurveda prescribes daily and seasonal regulations.
The briefest possible healthy scenario would include:
1. Preparing the night before
2. Arising before dawn
3. Urination and defecation, to empty the digestive tract so that it has space to take in new nourishment.
4. Washing the hands, feet, face, mouth, eyes, and nose (all the senses), so that with purified sense organs we may accurately perceive the sense objects. Bathing.
5. Contemplation of the Deity.
6. Light massage, exercise
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