Oneness and Wellness
The word ‘health’ comes from the root word ‘whole’. When we say we’re “feeling healthy”, we’re saying that we have a sense of wholeness within us. A person can be said to be of good health only if he feels complete in body, mind and spirit. Mere medical fitness does not indicate complete wellness in the true sense. In order to experience this sense of wholeness and oneness, it’s important that in body, mind and energy functions, there is a certain level of intensity.
In yoga, neither the body nor the mind is looked at in isolation — the focus is on energy. If your energy body is in proper balance and full flow, your physical body and mental body will be in perfect health. For this, you have to go to the foundations of your energy system and activate it in a proper way, building a foundational yogic practice that establishes your energy in a manner that your body and mind are naturally fine.
No one gets to live in perfect conditions. The pressures of life, the food that we eat, the air that we breathe, the water that we drink, can affect us variously. The more our activities, the greater our exposure to things that can throw our chemistry asunder, creating health problems. But if the energy in our system is properly cultivated and kept active, these things will not have an effect.
This life energy in you created your whole body: bones, flesh, heart, kidney, everything. Do you think it can create health? If your energies are kept in full flow and proper balance, they are capable of much more than just health.