Chandigarh, March 10, 2010: Mental tension, emotional ups and downs, fear, anger depression can cause diseases from common cold to cancer and headache to heart attacks. There is a strong need to learn techniques to cool down one’s mind even in odd circumstances. For healthy body and mind positive attitude is must. Rajyoga meditation is a powerful tool for holistic healing.
This was stated in a special talk on Health in your hands by B.K. Dr. Girish Patel, a renowned psychiatrist of Mumbai and regular speaker of various TV programmes who is also the organizing secretary of the medical wing of Brahma Kumaris organization. The event was organized by Meditation Training Centre sector 15-D of Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya here today. Dr.Patel will also conduct various programmes on holistic health at Industries of Baddi tomorrow.
Besides paying attention towards exercise and balanced diet for physical well being, he underlined the importance of awareness about mind. He was very much concerned with a drastic change in the Indian lifestyles over past few years. He clarified that diseases in the form of stress, anger, and ego are injurious to mental health which ultimately affect one’s physical health.
Dr. Patel, who has authored nine books on health, also warned that if drastic step in lifestyle optimization and timely medical check-ups are not undertaken, diseases like diabetes, heart attacks will rise to very high level of red alert. He said that the pendulum of the health concept has swung from absence of diseases to physical, mental and social well-being of a person. Rajyoga meditation is a powerful tool for holistic healing.
In her welcome address, Brahma Kumari Anita, Director of Centre said that mental tension is the biggest killer in the modern times because about 70 per cent of the disease originates in human mind. She emphasized the need of nurturing a positive attitude to ensure the development of a healthy mind with a healthy body in life.