Swadeshi Wellness is a modern word with ancient roots. The key tenets of wellness as both preventive and holistic can be traced back to ancient civilisations from the East (India ) to the West (Greece, Rome). Swadeshi means our very own so Ancient Indians accorded great importance to health and wellness derived from the practice of yoga, and the application of the ancient science of healing, Ayurveda. The basis of all life’s endeavours is Swasthya. A sound body is the epitome of perfect health, which is a pre-requisite for the attainment of spirituality. The entire lifestyle in ancient India aimed at the achievement of physical, mental, spiritual, economic, and social well-being—to be enjoyed over a hundred autumns. Jeevaama shahadah shatam (Let us live for a full hundred years) was the Vedic prayer chanted by everyone. The science of Ayurveda (Ayurvedic medical science)
With their focus on holistic and natural approaches, self-healing and preventive care, these movements have provided a firm foundation for wellness today. As these have evolved, proliferated, and gone mainstream, they have informed the healthy-living, self-help, self-care, fitness, nutrition, diet, and spiritual practices that have become a flourishing wellness movement in the 21st century.
wellness is not a passive or static state but rather an “active pursuit” that is associated with intentions, choices and actions as we work toward an optimal state of health and wellbeing. Second, wellness is linked to holistic health—that is, it extends beyond physical health and incorporates many different dimensions that should work in harmony.
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