Dear children, a healthy and strong body is an invaluable asset. You will be able to concentrate on studies, enjoy vacations and participate in sports competitions, only if you are healthy. Lokmanya Tilak and Swatantryaveer Savarkar made special efforts to acquire physical fitness during their student life. It was due to their physical fitness, they were able to endure life-threatening conditions during while imprisoned in Mandalay and Andaman respectively. To maintain a strong healthy body, observe the following :
1. Perform yogasanas regularly : Body building exercises like aerobics provide only physical exercise along with some entertainment. Yogasana is a gift given to us by ancient sages; by regular practice of yogansanas one can live a long and healthy life.
Suryanamaskar is a preliminary yogasana.
2. Doing Pranayam (breathing exercises) regularly : Pranayam not only enhances immunity but also reduces the incidents of recurring cold, asthma and digestive disorders. Learn the various exercises under the guidance of a expert and maintain your health.
3. Embrace Ayurveda : Today, even for a minor health complaint, many people resort to allopathic medicines immediately. Why are we forgetting the importance of ayurveda? Allopathic medicines can cause side effects or can create some other disorder. This is not the case with ayurvedic medicines, which bestow a healthy and long life.
So, children next time if you suffer from cold or cough, will you ask your mother to prepare ayurvedic concoctions? Remember, the responsibility to preserve the heritage of Hindu culture lies with you.