Preventive Health through Vegetarianism and Meditation
Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj
Preventive health through vegetarianism and meditation is a popular keynote topic of Veggie Fest, in Lisle/Naperville, Illinois, drawing about 40,000 people locally and internationally. Medical doctors, nutritionists, and mental health practitioners give informative and motivational speeches highlighting research that shows how a vegetarian diet and meditation improves physical, mental, and emotional wellness.
Benefits of Vegetarianism and Meditation
The benefits of both vegetarianism and meditation are profound. Through meditating and eating a vegetarian diet, studies show that one can cut the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and some forms of cancer. It can also reduce inflammation which leads to many other preventable illnesses.
Along with improving the health of our body and mind, meditation and eating a vegetarian diet contributes to our spiritual well-being. We are better able to sit in stillness so we can meditate better, focusing and concentrating within to experience inner spiritual treasures.
Through the practice of meditation, people are able to connect with the inner self. While sitting in a comfortable position at home or anywhere else, we can tap into experiences to explore the gifts that lie within us.
We have a spiritual essence that exists beyond the physical body. When we identify with that spiritual part of ourselves we can become conscious of what lies within us.
It is encouraging to see the response to Veggie Fest. It shows that people are focusing on preventive health in the form of a vegetarian diet and meditation for a healthier body, mind, and spirit.
Noted physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, acclaimed author and international speaker, Dr Kunwarjit Singh Duggal, talks about how if we choose the right way to eat and the right way to move, we can prevent the development and progression of chronic diseases
The diet we choose impacts all aspects of our health and affects our environment. People from various backgrounds and cultures have chosen to go vegetarian, and the diet is fast becoming mainstream. In fact, some suggest the question should no longer be “Why are you a vegetarian or a vegan?” but, “Why are you not?”
There is an expression, “You are what you eat.” In countries of the East where vegetarianism has been the diet for thousands of years, people recognize that whatever they eat forms a part of their body and also influences their thoughts.
Each of us has the power to create a healthier way of life. The choices we make today impact our physical, mental, and spiritual health tomorrow. We are laying the groundwork for our health in the future, whether months or years from now.
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.
Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website.