Incredible energy and perfect health
Tiredness has become an epidemic. Most people feel exhausted every few hours. And thus the billion-dollar industry of stimulants runs to give us the fuel we feel deprived of. Be it tea, coffee, Red-bull, sports drinks, etc. etc, they all are required not for taste or health, but to keep us charged.
Just think about the fact that tea or coffee is hardly a century or two old for most parts of the world. Humans had a much tougher life before that and yet never felt the need of these stimulants. Please understand that these addictions are merely marketing gimmicks. The commercial mafia thrives and grows only if we are dumb, sick and addicted to them. The marketing frauds will want us to believe in all the rubbish that they produce and would use every moment of our attention to hoodwink us – TV, Newspaper, ads, billboards, music, radio etc.
However, here are some excellent tips for you to stay charged throughout the day without taking recourse to these stimulants which only make you addict and race you faster to old age. They include both do’s and don’ts. Try them at least for 2 weeks and see the change.
Tip 1 : Drink lots of Water
Drink lots and lots of plain water (unless you have a medical condition that prohibits you from it). Make sure water is not chilled and near body temperature. Drink at least 2 liters of water in the day. Avoid water for an hour before and after meals.
Do not drink water during meals. If you feel dry in the throat, you can sip in not more than a quarter glass of water in total.
Drink one liter of water the first thing in the morning. This is separate from the 2 liters you should drink during the day. Drink it before doing for toilet. Resist the urge till you are done with a liter of water. For better results, you can make the water slightly lukewarm. Add a pinch of lemon or honey if it suits you.
Do not drink lots of water in the last hour of your going to bed.
Tip 2 : Stop watching TV
Just stop watching the idiot box. It’s not only idiot but dangerous as well. The less TV you watch more energetic and smarter you would feel. Optimize accordingly.
Make a rule not to watch TV for at least 2 hours before sleep and 4 hours after waking up. This is the worst-case scenario. More you watch TV nearer to your time to bed, closer you approach your agedness. Go to sleep while watching TV only if you hate yourself!
Even if you have to watch TV, avoid shifting channels. The flicker dumbs mind and increases tiredness.
Ensure you take frequent breaks from gazing the screen. Do not be glued to the screen.
Tip 3 : Sleep well
Take sufficient sleep.
Do not change sleep timings frequently.
Do not sleep under the high-speed fan. Lower the fan speed Avoid sleeping in a chilled environment. Fresh air is best.
But in case you need to sleep in an air-conditioner, set the temperature, not below 27-28 degree Celsius.
Meditate for 10 minutes before sleep. First, sit in lotus position and take few deep breaths. Then give yourself positive vibes. Make positive resolutions. Thank God and meditate for a while and then go to sleep.
Do not sleep straight on back or stomach. Always sleep on one side.
Do not fold your legs tightly while sleeping. Keep body relaxed and straight.
Avoid sleeping in the daytime. If you are drowsy or tired, a 20-minute nap after an hour of lunch is sufficient.
Make a habit of thanking God for another opportunity to make good efforts, the first thing when you wake up.
Tip 4 : Avoid junk food
Say no to spicy, oily, rotten, dirty and junk food.
Avoid meat and egg. They are not food for those who seek bliss in life.
Do not drink cold drinks, packaged drinks, packaged food, bakery products, chocolates and any artificial food, unless it’s for prevention of death.
Eat non-spicy, simple, natural nutritious food.
Make habit of taking few grams of Triphala powder daily once with water, either at night or morning.
Eat sprouts every morning in breakfast.
Try sucking a piece of ‘Baal Harad’ (Small Harad) after food. It is a great digestive and reverses the ageing process.
Say no to tea, coffee, tobacco, alcohol, narcotics etc. Your body simply does not need it. In few days, you will realize how much more energetic you actually deserve to be, when you replace this unnecessary stuff with tips listed here.
Tip 5 : Practice Brahmacharya
There is no parallel to Brahmacharya. Put simply, it means avoiding even the thought of lust or sex in any form – subtle or coarse.
For the western society, it may seem that this would rob away all happiness from life. The truth is completely opposite. Only when you stop feeding yourself with junk, can nectar be served to you.
The mere practice of trying to control the mind from various attacks of sensuality is an energizing process.
There is a saying that it’s easy to show valour in one-off war. But one who controls his senses for 24 hours, 365 days relentlessly is the true warrior.
Practice Brahmacharya and get following benefits:
– an inexhaustible source of energy
– warrior-like attitude
– long disease-free life
– sense of purpose and direction
– ultimate happiness and bliss
Each of these claims can be tested within merely a month of disciplined practice in this direction. The marketing fraudsters may try to tell you that sex and wine is good. They are not wrong. Its good for them if you are dumb and diseased!
Brahmacharya is the greatest potential remedy for all humans living today and needs a right, relevant and correct representation. I will write a separate book on Brahmacharya.
Tip 6 : Keep your spine straight
Keep your spine straight throughout. A stooping posture makes you lose energy. Do exercise regularly. There are various forms of exercise, and you can choose, mix and match most.
Tip 7 : Avoid using gadgets
Avoid use of mobile phones, earphones and iPods to the extent possible. They are worst drainers of energy these days.
Avoid listening to noisy music. Spend time listening to music within.
Tip 8 : Breathing control
During the day, you may feel the low energy at times. Often people try to deal with it through coffee, tea etc. Or some doze. Try this that will take less time than to drink a cup of tea:
- Pull your anus tight.
- Five rounds of belly breathing.
- Five rounds of chest breathing.
- Five rounds of shoulder breathing. (Shoulders move up as you inhale, drop as you exhale)
- Now start your natural breathing, relax anus.
- Have one glass of water.
- Take 2-5 minutes walk.
- If slightest urge, go and relieve yourself.
- Stand, hands joined straight above your head. Raise your toes and stretch once. Angdai in desi language And back to work!
Once you begin, soon your energy drops will reduce in few days, and you may not even need to do this again. Just sipping water once in a while will suffice.
Tip 9 : Have a dream
Dream big, plan big and put big efforts. Seek knowledge of life, its purpose, mission, desperately. Nothing is more energizing than this. And smile a lot.