Monday, March 12, 2007

Know your body -1

விபூதி எத்தனை வகைப்படும் தெரியுமா?
Makkale,
Everybody wants some sort of happiness....Karmayogis who work for the welfare of others without expecting anything in return wants some sort of happiness that is permanent or stable.. any common man who still has cunningness, revengeful attitude etc. looks for something that gives temporary happiness (after any act )..Every man tries something out and sees if it gives happiness and satisfaction or not and kindaa selects things that give happiness..Any achievement that we make using our body always had been linked to the pathway (by our ancestors) that leads to understanding our soul and self.

We all would have heard from great sages that our happiness is within us. If we stop thinking about our external problems/passions, we can hear the inner self. I have never understood it till date though I remember what I heard.May be thats because we all have thought that "I am not born to become spiritual" or "I dont think I can do it". Okay !! please dont think that I am talking too much philosophical.. I am tellling all this to reemphasize the fact that our ancestors had kept their body in good shape not because they wanted to show that they can have a roadroller roll on them but to get into the spiritual path. Even people who did not want to get too much spiritual, need body strength to achieve their goals through strong determination (mind).

Right from childhood, we always study, get a degree and a job. I have heard stories from one of my friends,vino, who has a big agricultural land about how his father would take him, make him work in fields.what all he would do whenever he gets bored with studying (though they are THE landlords of that area). Do you think WE will have the strength to do such work when by chance we are out of our studies / job. Many of us have loose flabby fatty muscles, weak bones, poor ball and socket joints. Some of us even have problems such as wheezing, dust allergy, sinus. What does all this crap mean?? I hardly ever heard these problems from my parents generation ..How come we all got so sick?? Our parents/ grandparents who struggled hard economically have made us focus to study and thereby did they spoil our health by not making us do much physical activity. No... we cannot just blame them.. its also the techie advancements that made us sedentary.

Apart from that, are most people who always worked physically, free of health problems? True to an extent but not always true. Whatever it is, the thing that I see in our generation and a generation before is this. We spend so much time and energy to make money, gain knowledge, wisdom and give happiness to our people around. Do we ever bother about our body and our constantly thinking mind!! They are supposed to work for us always like our eyes. Only a blind man will know how much an eye is of use!!

People realize it only when they get to a stage with disease(s) and/or ailment(s) and they become incapable of eating the food that they bought with the hard earned money. I too realized it only after suffering. I had developed some sort of back pain since last few months. In the beginning, I stayed quiet and later went to a doctor..When the doctors here and in India felt that everything is normal with my spine bones and body except that they is a muscle pull and told me to observe my body and change my lifestyle, thats when I thought about my body and mind. Till date I have not clearly understood the nature of our body and its functions and I am working on such a seemingly subtle but undiscovered problem with body.

During this time, I have gained many things out of which the foremost thing is I have attempted to understand our physiology and gained little success with exercise and yoga. The next is I have understood much of the flaws that I have in me and the third is I have understood the importance of yoga asanas and how it works.

Yeh, you might also say that the physiology is still so fascinating and much is not discovered.. Its a puzzle and so its normal to not understand. But tell me this.. what is the knowledge that a common man has about physiology. We try to know how our cell phone works, how the share market inflation changes etc. etc.. But do we ever bother to know where is our liver in body? what function it does? How can we avoid diseases? Because it seems complicated.. It is not!!!
Even if we try, we get to know info in bits and pieces..We all think its the doctor's job to repair our body and we cannot avoid/are not responsible for any problems that happen within our body..

Above all, the thing that I really hate is " we believe too much of modern science and get into deeper picture instead of understanding a broader picture of physiology". There were saints and body built people from india who attainned great heights just by controlling their senses and passion.One who can control his own senses and passion( they are called jithendrian) can really achieve anything impossible... People who just try to go in that path will atleast stay free of illness.Those people knew never knew molecular biology techniques, gene function etc. but they knew the basic body physiology and biochemistry just like our grandparents know. So, staying healthy and having a calm mind do NOT need specialisation in biology. But we dont know even that physiology.

So, what do you say Priya??..Okay..

My motto of this post and the forthcoming posts are to help us understand the importance of knowing our body. I wish to share the little knowledge that I gained in physiology w.r.t physiological problems..Stay tuned.. Please feel free to share your ideas as always.. I hope you gain something out of these science posts as like sindhai sidharal previously!

10 comments:

ACE said...

// Apart from that, are most people who always worked physically, free of health problems? True to an extent but not always true //

You are right.

Apart from physical excersise, two important things are food habits and healthy mind.

In olden days the food(vegetables at least) was fresh, had lots of variety and cooked with care. Now, its frozen foods and also we dont care much while cooking. (atleast me).

Temples, festivals, preachings helped in olden days to have a healthy mind. Also, joint family system helped a lot physchologically and kept people more sane and healthy. Now a days we spend more time watching serials and stupid stuffs rather than concentrating our mind on good stuffs.

It is difficult to maintain the health level our ancestors had, but it is not impossible if we tried little harder. As you said all we need is some understanding and effort.

Priya said...

very true ace!!!

Aravind said...

the browser asks for accepting some security certificate when I browsed to ur blog . was jus wondering as a blog with SSL..

Priya said...

sslaa?? apdinaa??

ACE said...

SSL na secure socket layer. It is used for security purposes and it includes certificate verification and stuffs..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transport_Layer_Security

Anonymous said...

Hey Priya,

Edho nalladhu panna pora nu theriyudhu oorukulla. Udar payirchithanai payirpithu makkalai uyirpikka thodangiya muyarchithanil kaala suzharchiyil ayarchiyillaadhu nee thodara vaazhthukkal.

rc.

Priya said...

okay ace!!

thanks rc...oru chinna correction..
udarpayirchi illa yogapayirchi

ACE said...

கவிதை கலக்கல்ங்க.. 2, 3 தடவை படிச்சேன்.. ரொம்ப நாள் ஆயிடுச்சு இந்த மாதிரி எல்லாம் படிச்சு..மரபுக் கவிதை எல்லாம் 12த் படிக்கும் போது எழுதியது (கதை எழுதினா 1 பக்கம் எழுதனும், கவிதைனா 16 வரி போதும். :) ) 2, 3 வார்த்தை பிரயோகம் நல்லா இருக்கு, எப்பவாவது சுட்டுக்கறேன்.. :)

Priya said...

thank you ace.. good to hear that you had been writing marabu kavithai..
2, 3 வார்த்தை - apdinaa???

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