Balance of The Left and The Right
Balance is a wonderful quality to be developed-often ignored in life.
The balance I’m talking about can be physical , mental as well as emotional .
The Buddhists advocated moderation in everything, a sort of an in between path.What they probably meant is maintaining a balance in life.
In Hinduism there is the Triguna terminology…. All matter is either Satvic,Tamasic or Rajasic ,not in an absolute sense but in a balance of the three.To reach the absolutely satvic state ,you have to go through a state which contains all the three in the proper proportions or in balance.
The Chinese Yin and Yang is also a sort of Balance-between male and female- between the left side and the right side.
Even the body has a biological balance between the left side and the right.Understanding this balance is crucial in understanding health and well being.There is a delicate balance between sanity and insanity and understanding balance is vital in remaining on this side of sanity.Medical terminology also uses the word unbalanced to denote a mental state of a patient.
The left side of the brain and the right side of the brain are known to have separate functions but the balance between the two is important.
So become more aware of the left side and the right side of your body and always maintain a physical balance of the two.Even yoga recognises the value of balance and if you see a perfect yogi,all his asanas will convey BALANCE if you are a keen observer.The Natraj Asana,of Lord Shiva standing on one leg,is also a perfect example of perfect balance.Garuda Asana is another important asana of Balance or Ek Pada Pranamasana.
So recognise the importance of balance between the left and the right, and practice it at all times.Sitting ,standing , lying down or moving around-be aware totally of the balance in you.
Start with the physical.The outlook change will also happen mentally and emotionally gradually.