What strategies do you use to maintain your health and well-being?

Daily writing prompt: My answer follows: –

The Intellect should be active.

My strategy: To Embrace Holistic Well-Being: The Path of Advaita Vedanta and Patanjali Yoga Sutras:

Maintaining health and well-being is essential for leading a fulfilling life. This content will explore two powerful paths that can lead to a healthy body and a healthy mind: Advaita Vedanta, a philosophical approach emphasizing non-dualism, and Patanjali Yoga Sutras, a comprehensive guide to the practice of yoga.


Tranquillity is most important for human beings. 

To achieve tranquillity, meditating on the Mystic Syllable, OM, the cosmic vibration may be practiced. Mind can be trained to achieve freedom from anxiety.

Healthy Body:

Advaita Vedanta: Non-Dualism for Physical Health Advaita Vedanta is a school of thought rooted in ancient Indian philosophy. It teaches that our true self is beyond the limitations of the physical body and the material world. However, this philosophy also recognizes the importance of taking care of our bodies, as they serve as instruments for self-realization.

a) Mindful Eating: According to Advaita Vedanta, the body is a sacred temple that houses the divine soul. Thus, it emphasizes the importance of mindful eating. Nourishing the body with wholesome, balanced, and sattvic (pure) foods not only supports physical health but also contributes to mental clarity and spiritual well-being.

b) Moderation and Balance: Non-dualism advocates for moderation in all aspects of life, including diet, exercise, and rest. By avoiding extremes and maintaining balance, individuals can cultivate healthier habits that lead to increased vitality and overall well-being.

Healthy Mind: 

Patanjali Yoga Sutras: Cultivating Mental Harmony Patanjali Yoga Sutras, dating back over 2,000 years, is a foundational text for understanding and practicing yoga. It offers a step-by-step guide to attaining mental and emotional balance, leading to a healthy mind.

a) Asana (Physical Postures): The practice of asanas helps in improving flexibility, strength, and balance. Engaging in regular physical exercises, especially yoga poses, can promote physical health and mental relaxation. By connecting the mind with the body, practitioners experience a profound sense of harmony.

b) Pranayama (Breath Control): Patanjali emphasizes the significance of breath in controlling the mind. Practicing pranayama techniques regulates the breath, reduces stress, and calms the mind. A peaceful and focused mind is better equipped to face life’s challenges.

c) Dhyana (Meditation): The ultimate goal of yoga is to quiet the mind and experience a state of deep meditation. Through regular meditation practice, individuals can gain mental clarity, reduce anxiety, and increase self-awareness.

Combining the Paths for Holistic Well-Being: While Advaita Vedanta and Patanjali Yoga Sutras are distinct paths, they are not mutually exclusive. In fact, they complement each other beautifully in the pursuit of holistic well-being.

Advaita Vedanta encourages us to recognize the unity of the self with the universe, reducing stress and anxiety by understanding the impermanence of the material world. Patanjali Yoga Sutras, on the other hand, provide practical tools like yoga and meditation to attain mental stillness and focus.

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By integrating both philosophies into our daily lives, we can achieve physical health through mindful practices and mental well-being through yoga and meditation. This harmonious combination fosters a deeper connection with us and the world around us, leading to a more balanced and fulfilling life.

“Ashtanga Yoga”: Eight limbs of Yoga.

Published by

Arun Singha

Retired from AIRPORTS AUTHORITY OF INDIA as Dy. General Manager (CNS).BSc(Mathematics Honors). Age 60years. Studying ancient Indian Philosophy along with modern physics and modern Biology. Follow Dr. Bruce H Lipton, Dr. JOE DISPENJA , Gregg Braden and Swami Sarvapriyananda among others. Writing consolidated articles on Upanishads, Advaita Vedanta and other ancient Indian Texts. Wish to work for the society to help people through personal guidance, motivation. Self has work experience of 36 years in the field of Air Navigation Service at different Airports in India. Gained vast experience in handling man and machine. Would like to reach to the people to share my life experiences, how I had overcome great challenges and difficulties at different times and positions.

17 thoughts on “What strategies do you use to maintain your health and well-being?”

  1. It’s devinely and picture perfectly beautiful Sir, wonderfully articulated. Best and factful essentials for life 👌 ❤💛🙏🙏

  2. Sir, why do I find that there is a relation between astrophysics and Vedanta? I am admirable to see how webb telescope is used to visualise the distanced galaxies similarly reality is what we perceive through our Vasanas and “Isness”. This further proves why Isness is the common denominator, the basis the locus of everything is called consciousness. Always fun to discuss such a profound topic. Thank you once again for the wonderful posts. 🙏

    1. Thank you so much for your comments.
      Your words are very insightful.
      You are highly intellectual.
      Very true.Vedanta and cosmology have relation. Both are connected. Astrophysics is not separate. Vedas has explained everything.
      Thank you so much for your reply.
      Best wishes.
      Take care 😊🙏

  3. This is the highest achievement – indeed, to realize the unity of oneself with the Universe, to understand that the body is only a shell in which you are currently being realized. The one who manages to achieve this is, in principle, immortal.
    These are very interesting practices. Thank you for popularizing these principles, Arun.
    I will ponder these thoughts, try to understand them deeply.
    Best regards, Olga

    1. With a great smile 😃, I reciprocate that you are already in.
      You are connected to the supreme source.
      I will share my personal experience. That was awesome.
      Have a blissful time ☺️❤️

      1. Thanks for the positive response. I think I understand what you’re talking about, Arun. I am very glad that you had such an invaluable experience.

        I wish you further positive, Olga 💖💖💖

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