When I thought about the title I would use, I thought about what the word “wellness” meant to me. It’s certainly the buzzword all over town these days. Being of East Indian descent, I wanted to use a word from the ancient language of Sanskrit to describe how wellness pertains to all of us. The word “kriya” fit. Kriya literally means ‘the action of the soul’. We are all on this journey to live our fullest potential – from the aspects of mental, physical, and spiritual wellbeing. The soul is always evolving……it is, therefore, always in motion. In yogic terms, this starts with our breath. The wellness kriya, to me, is the process by which we all strive to become more of who we truly are…….that perfect, authentic self that lies deep within us. We accomplish this by engaging and incorporating 7 actions – the ingredients that I feel make up, what I call, our wellness quotient. Those seven kriyas are: Exercise the Mind & Body, Take a Risk, Feel Gratitude, Be Present, Believe in Spirit, Embrace Change, and Let Go. Living our lives with these actions in mind will increase our wellness quotient and allow us to follow our truth. Each week we will look closely at one of these categories. My purpose is to empower others to believe in themselves and to provide teaching tools for unleashing their true potentials. Let’s start peeling down the layers and get to the core!
**Enjoy useful information and inspiration each week as we discuss one kriya of our wellness quotient. Look for postings Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. My hope is that each of you will feel motivated and empowered to live life with fullness and learn to navigate through your own lives with a positive outlook.