For 35 years, wellness guru Mickey Mehta (right) has been actively promoting the benefits of staying active. Here, he tells us what inspires him to adopt a different approach to healing, and why success in any given field “must be secondary”. My passion for life and my keen interest in the evolution of mankind made me focus more on holistic health. Everybody works towards their success, but our focus should be on the evolution of our strength. Success must be secondary. For this, self-disciplined love for yourself is very important. There should be love, regard and respect for others, the environment and animals. Wellness is all about Fitness is a word created by the west. It is a shallow word. Health is a deeper word. It means organic wellness. Health is healing, and healing is sacrosanct. Which is why my gyms are called temples. We exercise and work out without shoes. These workouts address the entire body, the mind and the soul. We have a programme called Yo workouts — So-yo, Stretch-yo, Ab-yo, Card-yo, Strength-yo, Cross-yo and Cool-yo. These Yo workouts are all encompassing. They are like therapy, but they give you five times better results than a regular gym. This inspiration comes from within. It is about healing the world, not just India. I want to start a wellness culture, which can be spread across the world. Everybody can exercise at home, in the shower, on the bed or the sofa. You don’t need to go to a gym. You can go to a park or a beach. If you serve yourself well, you can serve the world well or better. We must become healers as human beings. So, sleep every night with a wish to heal yourself and wake up every morning with a promise to heal the world. Of course, my new mantra is ‘Feel-Loss-of-Eyes’, which means shut your mind and open up your heart. Wellness belongs to the whole body and is not divided in parts.