We also have to make sure we rest every evening and GET ENOUGH SLEEP! We should have down time every night before bed. It's imperative to take it easy and relax each night, otherwise we can damage our health.
As I said, 5 or 6 days a week we should be active, one or two we should rest more, and ever evening we should rest. This cycle is important four our mind and body. Also, during the waxing phase of the moon we should put in extra effort at work and with all our activities. We should push ourselves more (though not over-exert) During the waning period we should still meet our standards for being active, but we should take it a bit easier, we should assimilate and celebrate what we have accomplished more; have a get-together, throw a party. The two of waxing are especially active, the two of waning, still active but not pushing ino high gear too much, and we should cherish and enjoy all life thoroughly.
This is the secret to a happy life. It is also imperative (from my viewpoint) that we live according to medicine -- Ayurvedic as well as other types, with balance.
Additionally, it is important to meditate every day, etc. to keep a sattvic mind, and we should also restrain our callass speech, especially in referance to other people. Try not to point out peoples bad points too much, instead accentuate the good ones. Be honest in all your dealings, keep a balanced diet, never over-exert yourself, drink lots of water (especially after getting up), and get some light excercize in.
Your face will glow, you thoughts will be clean, clear, and good natured. You will enjoy life.
SSJ3Gogeta wrote:I find people come with all sorts of excuses not to weight train.
Kids will say 'Oh it will stunt my growth'
Women will say 'Oh it will make me look like a man'
I have no problem with intensive excercize regimes or weight training. I am an ex-Sailor and and ran/PT'd every day. I don't believe in excuses. I was a well oiled, basically trained machine-- an unstoppable product of my 3 RDC'S-- men whom I have immense respect for to this day. They trained me to be a warrior. I take the same no frills, never quit, never give up attitude into every aspect of my life. That is why I never back down, and why I accomplished so much in life. I just find weight training increases my pitta and so I don't do it. It's nothing to do with excuses.
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