Upkeep of Body
Acharya Harish Chandra
It is our duty to keep our body in good health, a leased house for the soul. Moreover, we will suffer if health deteriorates. It is important that we don’t let harmful substances enter into the body system via any tract, mouth or nose, and in whatever phase, solid, liquid or gas. Food should be nutritious, healthy and delicious. It is well recognized that meat, fish and egg are not natural to human diet. Also, we should avoid intoxicating drinks that harm our brain cells. Even carbonated drinks bring in excessive sugar. There are healthy cold drinks for summer in the form of homemade fruit juices and smoothies. Yogurt drink, coconut water, etc. are other alternatives. Tobacco and drugs should be avoided too. Even the right kind of food and drinks should be in moderate quantity. Excessive consumption of even sattvik substances can result in tamasik effects. If you are a regular practitioner of Patanjali Yoga Meditation then the body signals will guide you what to consume, when and how much.