Breathing. It is the one thing we all do as human beings from the moment we are born. It is a life giving and sustainable energy that brings wellbeing, reason and triumph into our lives by delivering a positive can-do attitude whilst helping to clear the debris that collects along the energy pathways via. the circulatory, lymphatic and nervous systems of our human experience. It comes from the air we breathe.
When this life giving natural energy is lacking or severely depleted , the human body suffers cumulatively over time - if the situation is not rectified. It is in fact a process of aging that is occurring. The human spirit can also experience a sense of loss and spiritual abandonment as free flowing energy diminishes throughout the human body, much as one feels the loss of a mother's maternal instinct to nurture one as a babe in arms. However, the whole experience is not necessarily happening at a conscious level. Nonetheless, if the situation is not rectified, painful conditions and symptoms can develop. What is the conventional response to this scenario?
Humanity invests huge sums of money in an ttempt to find effective quick fixes for a multitude of ailments, some of which affect hundeds of millions of people globally. Ailments such as depression and obesity are increasingly affecting more of the Earth's population worldwide each year. Simultaneously, we are experiencing the deleterious effects of human environmental degradation resulting in climate change - fires, floods and tornadoes happening with greater frequency and ferocity whilst recording new highs and lows of temperatures and floodwaters. Global populations are experiencing serious losses of resources and farmlands costing billions of dollars to nations worldwide. Is there a connection between the deleterious conditions human beings are increasingly confronting and the instability of the eco-systems and our natural environment? I believe so. Let me explain. Every single cell in the human body and throughout all life on Earth requires oxygen to be alive and intelligent. It is a well known fact in natural healing and hatha yoga philosophy that a lack of oxygen to the brain (and in my professional opinion, coupled with tension around the base of the skull) that can cause chronic headaches and depression.
As humanity increasingly pollutes the natural environment, including the atmosphere, land, earth and sea, we place the wellbeing of ourselves and all life on Earth at risk of becoming increasingly out of touch with what truly matters, and place our wellbeing and that of our natural environment in serious danger. Our posture and gait (the way we walk) suffer in the process of trying to cope with invisible environmental pressures and other stressful conditions. The natural environment is going through similar stresses as it attempts to cope with a variety of unsustainable pollutants entering the atmosphere, land, rivers and oceans. Subsequently, our eco-systems are becoming increasingly destabilized. The evidence of that happening is already plain to see. We must respond calmly yet quickly move to support clean green energy options, products and services to avert the serious consequences of climate change.
There are no quick fixes to solve all of humanity's ailments. The 'root cause' is predominantly environmental. We are now required to respond to the serious environmental situation we confront with wisdom and thoughtful action if we are to solve the major illnesses of the modern era and simultaneously solve the causes of climate change. It's up to all of us to take responsibility for creating positive change in thoughtful, innovative and creative ways.