“Good health is the exterior expression of an inner harmony.” —THE MOTHER
On December 27–30, 2017, Sri Aurobindo Centre for Advanced Research (SACAR) and NAMAH—The Journal of Integral Health (a quarterly publication of Sri Aurobindo International Institute for Integral Health and Research [SAIIIHR]) are jointly organized a ‘Living Within’ Study Camp, titled ‘The Inner Approach to Health’.
The workshop was conducted in a beautiful atmosphere and succeeded in instilling in everyone a greater confidence and faith in the inner approach to health. Everyone stepped closer to becoming their own physician – the ‘Inner Healer’ became a more vivid reality. The presentations, though very diverse in style and approach, laid their foundation in every instance on harmony and truth as the bedrocks of complete health.
Building a bridge between body and soul is essential to developing the body consciousness of the body itself but our inner psychology has to be aligned too for this to become a reality. Our health has to be looked upon as a complete integer. No facet of our inner world can be overlooked. This essential bridge became a recurrent theme of the study camp. Getting there requires intense inner work. For example, this comprised sessions on emotional cleansing and mental clearing. A consciousness-based approach was throughout embraced. The character of the sessions was usually interactve in style and content. In this way, the workshop itself became an insightful and joyful inner journey for everyone who attended!
During the four days, different pathways, such through Yoga Nidra and recitation of Chandas, were demonstrated and adopted but the psychic connection was always kept at the forefront of every session. The orientation throughout revolved always to and from the inside. The inside, after all, always governs the outside.
“An illness of the body is always the outer expression and translation of a disorder, a disharmony in the inner being; unless this inner disorder is healed, the outer cure cannot be total and permanent.” —THE MOTHER