We all agree that in order to achieve the so called development, we have left behind some of the valuable treasures from the past. The modern lifestyle deluded with the flashlight of materialism has pulled us all away from nature. We have started hearing terms like lifestyle diseases- how unfortunate can it get, when the very way we live is associated with many diseases. It has always been a give and take relationship; you pay for what you get. But modernisation has started charging us over, the things that don’t cost us anything but are the base of our very existence. 7-8 figure salary but the package includes stress, hypertension, hair fall, high blood pressure, heart diseases, diabetes etc. Now by the time you work your back around to get to such a position professionally, inclusions in the package make sure that you are not able to enjoy what you get. We run after the things not even counted in our necessity.
This race is on and I think there is no possible way to come around or set on the return journey. But is there a way we could strike a fair balance with the modern lifestyle and nature? The answer is yes. Fortunately, we have been able preserve some things from the past like Ayurveda. And I strongly believe that Ayurveda is the thing that proves to be a connection between the roots and the branch of the tree called life. If we strongly still hold on to the roots, we will succeed to take the blow of the modern world or else will fall prey to undesirable guests with the modern high figure packages.
Earlier the saying was that we work hard for bread and butter; the irony today is that we work extremely hard but don’t find time to eat properly. We need to make friends with Ayurveda. No time for exercise, no time left for gym, sit for 10 minutes perform basic breathing exercises and you have released lot of tension from your body. You are short of time, consume some natural Ayurvedic stuff and your body gets rid of toxins. Not able to sleep properly, meditate for a short while the anxiety is gone. You think you can’t intake enough fruits etc, required by your body, consume some of the Ayurvedic juices and it takes care of your body requirements. In order to earn a healthy financial score in the life, we forget about the investments to be done with the body, so it pays us back by being away from diseases and when we grow old. When Yoga then takes care of the spiritual and mental part of our body, Ayurveda takes complete care of the physical aspect of it.
Hence I believe, if we take refuge of these ancient sciences, it can save us from the side effects of the modern lifestyle and to some extent put us on the right path in life.