Its Impact on Health & Wellness
Jay Chatterjee & Roshmi Raychaudhuri
Do you pay enough attention to your leisure? Too much is bad;
but too little even worse!!
Actually, the time spent in leisure activities
has a big role to play in ensuring that you live an active,
enjoyable, and productive life. And
in doing so, you develop all 4 planes of your existence : physical,
mental, emotional and spiritual.
Some tend to regard the human body as
a machine, while others view it as a highly complex organism.
Whichever way one looks at it, the body/ machine/ matter requires
adequate amounts of both exercise and rest to continuously maintain
and repair itself. (Even machines need time off for servicing
So, any time that we invest in leisurely
pursuits gives our bodies the opportunity to repair and renew.
This is the reason yoga practitioners spend so much time in
Leisure also has a role in maintaining
sound mental health. It provides a much-needed break from obsessing
over stress- building concerns (which, are part and parcel of
each of our lives) by giving our minds the chance to turn off.
More often than not, we return from leisure
activities refreshed and ready to deal with our problems in
a more objective and constructive manner.
Writing, is a pursuit I recommend strongly.
Not necessarily to get published (though that could be an additional
bonus). I have used it myself, during periods of great stress,
to purge my negative feelings.
And I can vouch for its cathartic effect.
Put down on paper EXACTLY what is troubling
you. Write about your concerns, your feelings, as they occur,
without pre-judging or assessing how it will appear to a reader.
Just record. Then read it through once, and trash it.
You may or may not get new insights into
yourself. But I can assure you that you will feel much, much,
On the emotional front, shared leisure
activities provide an excellent platform to bond with family
and friends. And for those of us who enjoy new experiences,
travel affords a means for us to come into contact with other
cultures and ways of life that are different.
Travel can open up blinkered eyes, attitudes
and minds, develop empathy for others and develop inter-personal
Finally, some leisure activities can lead
us into awareness of the spirit within us. The beauty and goodness
of God's Creation ( even though some may choose to attribute
it to 'The Big Bang') becomes more apparent when and if we give
ourselves the time to notice it.
Dwell upon the beauty of a sunset, the
majesty of the ocean, the grandeur of the Himalayas or the serene
and subtle pleasure of lying in a hammock in one's own back-garden!
At moments such as these one begins to
understand that God's gift of human life is a mystery to be
lived, not a problem to be solved.
There is nothing like a cruise to bring
it all together, now that they are going at such bargain prices.
Invigorating fresh sea air, changing sunset
colors, and the world brought to one dockside. Marvelous food
( even salt-free, if one chooses); the best of shows or quiet
places. And, as for exercise, we do The Tibetan Technique wherever....!
If you want more, there is exercise whichever way you want it...
walks, aerobic classes, tennis, golf.....even swimming!
Both Jay and I LOVE travelling , and take
every opportunity that comes up to do so. When foiled by time
or money, we indulge in arm-chair travelling!
Using visualization, of course! Places
you are eager to visit can be great image and focus builders;
try incorporating them into your own visualization sessions.
In this age of violence, accidents and
terrorist attacks, life is a gift - so relax and enjoy it!
Jay Chatterjee, a Chartered Accountant and ex-Corporate Banker,
lives in Canada.
Roshmi Raychaudhuri is a business-woman residing in India. They
have shared a longstanding and keen interest in the effects
of natural therapies. On a trip to the Himalayan foothills,
they came across an ancient anti-aging and body rejuvenation
system based on stimulation of the hormonal glands. They have
put this information on their website for the world to share.
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