People feel crazier, sadder and angrier … and need relief. This line from the “2017 Wellness Trends, from the Global Wellness Summit” is as true today as it was 3 years ago. In fact, if one digs deeper into the current mental state of mankind, things look much worse and the relief even more elusive.
According to the World Health Organization, depression will be the largest health risk in the world by 2030. This projection is in stark contrast with the belief that the richer the people get, the happier they become. Anxiety disorders and loneliness, too, are on the rise.
Where are we getting it wrong then? And does it mean there is no light at the end of the tunnel?
Wellness experts believe that people have to learn “the discipline of living again”, implying that one must learn to strike a balance in one’s life, and in this balance lies the key to a healthy and happy life. Our approach to health is body-dominated, giving little to no importance to mental wellbeing. And that ultimately leads us to despair and destruction.
So, is there any system that gives equal importance to mental health as it gives to physical health?
Yes, there definitely is, and that is Ayurveda. This 5000-year old healing science emphasizes on the balance of one’s body, mind, and soul through the right thinking, the right food, and the right lifestyle.