Our guest blogger, Mohan, is back! This month he begins a series on explaining the factors critical to leading a balanced life. Enjoy!
Most of us have a busy life and hectic schedule. At least this happens in cycles, for a fortunate few, while the rest are forcefully sunk into the duties of our daily lives. I am not going to state anything that we don’t already know. From the moment we get out of our beds and until we retire in the evening, our neural networks are screaming with instructions, trying to endure all kinds of challenges. Insomnia and improper sleep are topics for a later day. Stress, exertion and emotions challenge us every moment we live through the day. We constantly push ourselves, not paying attention to where we are, both mentally and physically, until something breaks down. The bright side is we all know this is a predictable pattern, and while it cannot be avoided, we can be prepared to deal with it.
I frequently hear people, or even catch myself, uttering the following phrases:
“I do not have time to breathe”
“I have not had a break to catch a bite”
“I need a break to unwind”
These pretty much sum us up and reflect the status updates of our daily lives.
These three phrases reflect how we manage our life style and prioritize tasks. When we catch ourselves in one of these situations, it is an indicator we need to calm down and venture the basic connection among life force (Prana), nourishment (Ojas) and actions (Tejas). These topics could fill volumes on their own, however, let’s focus on Prana today. Continue reading