Meditation and The Body - For Better Health
"Our body is a precious gift to us. So honor your body"
We have to keep our body sacred, as it is a mobile temple. The English word "nerve" is derived from the Sanskrit word 'nar'. In a man's nerves lives Narayana, the supreme Lord. Hence we have to keep our body sacred as God lives in the nerves of our body. Repeatedly uttering the word 'OM' purifies the body.
Meditation works by bringing an effect from the level of being to the mind. With the breath we bring this effect to the physical level as well.
There is something called body language. It shows what you are within you. If someone walks with stiff and elevated shoulders, body language shows that there is so much of ego and stiffness in that person. They twist their neck and walk in some particular manner. They are not comfortable with people. So, stiffer you are, stiffer the body, stiffer the mind. To loosen up your mind, to loosen up your ego, to expand yourself, you need to do certain asanas and meditate. You are not just the mind; you are not just the body. And in yoga, the body, breath and the mind are all united.
Do pranayama and meditation. Your body will become strong and Intelligence sharp. Make wishes and pray, everything will happen. In meditation you realise that you are not just the body, but you are more than the body.