When did you last notice that your breath is not regulated? Or did you not know it? Similarly, did you know that the disease had started setting in without you knowing it?
Our body is the last in terms of experience in form of pain, discomfort or medical intervention to get a sign of the onset of disease. The dis-Ease had already set in with the mind first.
As mentioned in our Vedantas, the karma is not only doing action, it’s the thought first, then words and then follows action. All that is perceived by our mind in terms of what we see-hear, past life impression (Samskara), our upbringing and everything and anything forms an impression on the mind.
The mind starts to intertwine with our tattvas, which forms our essential nature.
This mind is a very important part of us which helps us to function, plan and take action and cannot be left out; in fact, it will not let us go.
My master Yogi Bhajan said, “If you can win over your mind, you can win over the world!”
How can we do it? We can do it with our master inside us, God within us which is our “Breath”. Our breath or Prana is the best guide for us to notice our moods, emotions, Dis- Ease and all that possibly we think is going on in our bodies, and also in the
blame game we love to play mostly with others.
All is within. If the ill-ness or Dis-Ease is in us, pain is inside us and, then, we are also gifted with the tool of healing in us.
Our body produces Endorphins naturally to heal the pain, which we may need otherwise in for of medicine orally. Literally, Endorphins means “endogenous morphine”, which are endogenousopioidpeptides that function as inhibitory neurotransmitters. As per the definition found online, they are produced by the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus in vertebrates during exercise, excitement, pain, spicy food consumption, love, and sexual activity, and they resemble the opiates in their abilities to produce analgesia and a feeling of well-being. It consists of two parts: endo- and -orphin; these are short forms of the words endogenous and morphine, intended to mean “a morphine-like substance originating from within the body.”
Our bodies are very intelligent and can produce everything that a human body was created for and is capable of. Of course, the exceptions are when we are born with certain deficiencies and ailments, which by proper care can be taken care of.
Instead of us being fatalist about even a pain in the body, and taking our mind to the wildest side of the disease possible, the first thing we can always do is watch the breath.
Naturally, our abdomen comes out on the inhale and goes in on exhale. Yes, this is the natural way, instead of what some of us think is the other way.
Start to work on your prana, as that will lead you to a healthy mind. When we are tensed, our muscles contract and so does the flow of breath. The organs also feel the contraction, especially if we have some organ systems weaker. The digestive system is the first one to get affected in terms of Illnesses setting in. It starts to give trouble in various forms, which could be as mild as acidity and as fatal as failure of the system.