Tuesday, May 17, 2022

#YogaForDigitalWorld: Mind, body and social media

We swear on being connected globally through various social media platforms but seldom know the neighbour next door! Strange and sad…. 

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Our world today is at finger tips. The Human body has five crucial sensory organs and today’s world has changed this number “5” to “10”, 8 fingers and 2 thumbs are the most important parts of the human body in the current scenario. We swear on being connected globally through various social media platforms but seldom know the neighbour next door! Strange and sad….

There’s a strong prevailing notion that “fastest fingers” are always the “first” in any field. The one who presses a button first is the winner. Let’s analyse, is this a fact or just another passing phase!

What have we gained from today’s digital world of innumerable gadgets and social media platforms? Well, we have more comfort, facilities, money, entertainment, success, pleasure, connectivity to the world and definitely all these has made “a small world” in real sense of term!

And what have we lost? Health, peace of mind, relationships, social contacts, culture, family bonding, friendships, emotional well-being, face to face communication skills, alertness, energetic living, actuosity, industriousness and most strikingly, for children and youth the charm of playing outdoor games that enhance their skills and emotions.

 

The need of the hour is to strike a balance between knowledge and use of information. For this balance we need a healthy body and strong yet controlled mind. How to achieve this balance? This is for sure that this balance can be achieved through “yoga”

The scales are far from being balanced. Often we believe that with supersonic technologies, multiple gadgets, fingertip information we can achieve a lot. But actual reality leaves this belief as an illusion! And this illusionary world has created a mountain of “stress” and imbalance in our lives.

We strongly need to realise that information and knowledge are two different aspects all together. Gathering information through gadgets and social media platforms is making us informed and not wise.

Hence the need of the hour is to strike a balance between knowledge and use of information. For this balance we need a healthy body and strong yet controlled mind. How to achieve this balance? This is for sure that this balance can be achieved through “yoga”.

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Rupal Rajesh Pardeshi
Rupal Rajesh Pardeshi- Anonymous, passionate yet unconventional writer with piqaunt pen , a skilled cook ,active member of Yoga Forum, an amateur Kathak dancer and an international faculty for Youth and Children @ Art of Living.

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