At age 97 Ida Keeling broke the US sprinting record for her age group, doing a 100 meter dash in under 52 seconds. More impressive is the fact that she only started running at the age of 67. Keeling took up running to get over her depression. Life has not been easy for her. She lost her husband at age 42 to heart attack. She lost her two sons to gruesome homicides. Then finally when her brothers passed away she took to running to lift her depression at the urging of her daughter. And she has never looked back since then. Ida Keeling meets our definition of an yogi: not allowing life’s setbacks to get to her, staying active and fit, and counting her blessings everyday.
Here is her mantra for life: “Don’t wait for somebody to love you; love yourself. Do what you need to do, not what you want to do. Eat for nutrition, not for taste. And try to stay calm if you can.”
I have a friend who has high cholesterol. “It is my genes. My dad also had high cholesterol,” he says. Many of us feel trapped by our genes. We feel that our fate is sealed because of the genes we have inherited. We have this feeling that we have ticking time bombs in our bodies that we are helpless to control. Here are four things you need to know:
1. Genes have to “express” themselves
One way to understand genes is think of them as if they are “computer programs”. Just like computer programs can do nothing unless they are “run”, genes are also dormant until they “express” themselves. Just because you inherited a bad gene does not mean that it has to express itself. Without this happening the gene has no direct influence on your health.
2. You inherit more than your genes
How much of my friend’s high cholesterol is attributable to the genes he inherited? One thing that we often overlook is that we inherit more than our genes from our parents. We inherit our food habits and life-style habits from our parents too. A large portion of my friend’s high cholesterol is likely a result of the food habits and life-style habits that he has inherited from his dad, rather than his genes. The amount of sugar and fried food he eats and the way he manages stress may be things he has learnt from his dad, and this may be a bigger influence on his cholesterol than the genes he got from his dad. Continue reading →
ONCE upon a time long, long ago, there lived a great sage and teacher. In those days esoteric knowledge was not openly available to all, instead one had to find a teacher who was willing and able to impart this knowledge and apprentice oneself to him. Such a man was the sage of this story and he would take only three pupils at a time for ten year periods. This sage lived in a forest with his three pupils.
Ten years passed and the students were told that their education was complete and they could leave. They came in turn to receive his blessing, and with offering of fruit and flowers. The first student approached the master for approval and permission to go out into the world and take up the work he had learned.
“And what have you learned?” The master asked.
“Revered one,” answered the student, “I have learned to conjure gold and precious jewels out of the air. I have learned to make myself invisible. I have learned to transport my body to any place that my mind can imagine.”
Two American Native Indians and an Irishman were walking through the woods. All of a sudden one of the Indian ran up a hill to the mouth of a small cave.
‘Wooooo! Wooooo! Wooooo!’ he called into the cave and listened closely, until he heard an answering, ‘Wooooo! Wooooo! Woooooo! He then tore off his clothes and ran into the cave.
The Irishman was puzzled and asked the other Indian what it was all about, ‘Was the other Indian crazy or what?’
The Indian replied ‘No, It is our custom during mating season when Indian men see cave,they holler ‘Wooooo! Wooooo! Wooooo!’ into the opening. If they get an answer back, it means there’s a beautiful squaw in there waiting for us.
Just then they came upon another cave. The second Indian ran up to the cave, stopped, and hollered, ‘Wooooo! Wooooo! Wooooo!’ Immediately, there was the answer. ‘Wooooo! Wooooo! Wooooo!’ from deep inside. He also tore off his clothes and ran into the opening.
The Irishman wandered around in the woods alone for a while, and then spied a third large cave. As he looked in amazement at the size of the huge opening, he was thinking, ‘Hoo, man! Look at the size of this cave! It is bigger than those the Indians found. There must be some really big, fine women in this cave!’ Continue reading →
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