Fitness Tips For Your Mind | Ayurveda For Mental Health Part 4

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Episode Topics

  • Real Ayurveda For Mental Health
  • Charaka, the original Ayurvedic physician said: "Both body and mind are the locations of disorders as well as pleasures. Mind effects body and vice versa. Hence any partial view cannot lead to proper understanding and successful management of the problems."
  • The way we treat our body is the exact same way we should treat our mind. Our mind and our body are no different, whatsoever.
  • Our mind needs daily rest, just like our body does. That daily rest for the mind is called concentration.
  • Our mind needs nutrient dense and diverse nourishment, just like our body does. That nutrient dense and diverse nourishment for the mind is called studying time-tested disciplines and skills of all sorts (as opposed to consuming processed mental junk foods such as modern media's predigested narratives).
  • Our mind needs daily movement, just like our body does. The daily movement for the mind is called thought experiments. A typical thought experiment is negative visualization or doing art if you are a math person. :)
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Transcription

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The Spartan mind strength podcast the podcast

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for mental grit and resilience.

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hosted by Vie Binga and Tim Ganley

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Hello, this is Tim. And this is Vie, and we welcome you

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to another episode of the spartan mind strength

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podcast. So brain, what are we gonna talk about today?

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Yay today on the brain! Yeah.

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ayurveda for mental health part 4

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Stay tuned. We'll be right back.

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It's Pinky and the Brain it's Pinky and

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the brain one is a genius the

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other is insane. One of my favorite cartoons amazing

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amazing cartoon. I would watch it

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every day when it was out. I loved it. So brain tell

me about the brain.

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Oh, wow. Yeah, that was a great lead. I

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didn't even see that coming.

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I wonder who the brain is? Yeah, well actually

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was Pinky the insane

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one or was the brain the insane one. We don't know

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because

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the pinky seemed to be more of the genius. Sometimes

there is a fine line between

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genius

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And insane there's a

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very fine line. I don't walk that line at all. Okay, let's

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talk about the brain the brain the brain

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the brain.

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When we say the brain when we

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say brain, actually we mean mind

right in the more abstract sense

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of the word mind the

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brain the brain is specific organ,

right? You can actually touch it. You can

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actually touch it if you cut yourself open and pull it

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out. Yes, just like the heart just like the liver liver

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actually brain makes for some good

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food. Yes. Yes, but not a human brain.

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Not the human brain. No, no. No, we're not.

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No, kicking in the cannibalism here. Are

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you no no, no. No I was

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with some. What was it chiante?

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That was a good movie. Yes, it was.

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Okay talking about the mind

right ayurveda for mental

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health.

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Going back to charaka the original ayurvedic

physician.

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Charika was saying that the body

affects the mind and the

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mind affects the body. Yes.

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They are all connected and you cannot

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look at one without looking

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at the other.

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whenever you talk about physical health pretty

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much you're talking about mental health whenever you

are talking about mental health, you're talking about physical health because

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both of them play off of each other if you're

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healthy and body your mind is more likely to be

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healthier exactly doesn't mean it is that's

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key.

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Go ahead. It's more of a percentage exactly more

of more of a probability. Yes,

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right. healthy body does

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not imply

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Healthy Mind necessarily

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and a healthy mind doesn't always imply for

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a healthy body exactly. It's not a

causation.

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It's a correlation but it's not a causation,

but we can say that if you're healthy

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in your body, you're more you are happier

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or more content healthier in your mind.

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Exactly that you can say. Okay chances

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are higher

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So if you're unhealthy, you're feeling pain usually and

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if you're feeling pain, it's hard to be healthy in the

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mind exactly and vice versa.

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So charaka was saying you have to

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always address both. Yes.

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And that actually makes it very simple for

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us.

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The blueprint that he's giving to say, okay

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what to do we do. What

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are the basics

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To actually treat our body

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right to keep it healthy.

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Maybe we can do something similar (puppy asking for a break)

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Oh oh our puppy needs to take

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a break. We'll be right back to talk about the brain and Pinky.

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After we take puppy potty stay tuned.

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So we're back and puppy went potty

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very quickly. Yeah, and that was a lot of potty. she's

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been training. She's been housebroken

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and she loves to hang out in our in her

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she shed. Yes during the daytime when it's

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not nice outside, but now it's nice outside. So

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we might not hear her for a little bit. She's chewing

on her Pig ear. Yeah. She loves

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that eating. Yummy. Yummy

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Pig ear.

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so continue

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so we were saying that charaka is

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giving us a blueprint when it comes to

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the mind. What is it how is it

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that we keep our body healthy. Let's

look at that.

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And maybe we can do something similar for the

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mind to keep our body healthy

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We have some basic rules say

there's now there's a lot of things that

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you can go into categories into the basic

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rule, so it's not just

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Like four pillars. Yes, there's multiple

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categories of it. Yes, if you

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want to get really in-depth, but we're gonna just hit the

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the basics the very basics the very

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absract

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Our body needs rest.

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Some some sort of rest. Okay, you sleep you

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get quiet time get

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quiet time get a nap

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or something That's you do a day

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or two off of a heavy workout. Exactly exactly let your body heal.

That's the rest.

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We'll call that rest our body needs

nutrient dense and

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diverse food, right?

It's a given that you can't

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have a healthy body eating

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junk food overly processed

food all the time, right? You need

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nutrient dense and diverse food

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and then the other

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thing the other category is you

need some sort of

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physical movement right some sort

of physical challenge, right? You

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can't just sit on your

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butt or do the same thing.

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All the time even people who have jobs where

you have to stand a lot, right? That's still

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not you can't say. Well, that's my workout. That's

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my movement.

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You still have to do something you still have to do something else.

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You still have to challenge

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your body differently from the

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routine. Yes.

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So those are our three categories for the body, right? Okay, we

can transfer those we

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can see how these Concepts fit in

our mind. Okay. So the

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first concept you talked about is rest the rest.

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Yes how so resting the

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body taking a day or two off of after a

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heavy workout just to do I know the old bodybuilding stuff

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is chest and triceps on

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Monday back and biceps on Tuesday legs on

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Wednesday. You took Thursday off and then

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you could do a full body on or aerobics

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or on whatever so you

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had a following I haven't done body

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building in so long. I'm glad I don't have to remember that

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anymore. But in body weight training

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you can do still a whole bunch

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of different things. You can do this for this body part and something different

the next day. Yes, like today we sprinted.

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Yes puppy love sprinting by the way. Puppy loves sprinting

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I am so happy. I'm so happy.

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She loves it. So we were able to do that

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where tomorrow will probably do a

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lot of more mellow

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Stretches. Yes, so do and I

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don't like using stretches sun salutations breath

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work, even though we do breath work pretty much daily. But

tomorrow will be more breath work. It'll be

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more eye exercises next stretches.

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So we're gonna rehab body basically,

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so that's that's your rest for

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the body. What is your rest for the mind?

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The rest for the mind is

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doing as little with

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it as possible. Okay. So

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if you go ahead when I say that I

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mean instead of thinking about everything that

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you

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always think about

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just

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focus on something in particular

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that doesn't require

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a thought process so that would fall into would

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that fall into concentration exercise. Yes. Exactly. Okay,

so concentration exercise which is

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way before meditation way before

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meditation, but it's actually more important than meditation exactly.

It's concentration contemplation meditation.

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You can't get to

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meditation. If you are not able to

concentrate and contemplate. So

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all those people that meditate daily are full of

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s***.

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Most of them statistically, let's put

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it that way.

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So the for concentration you

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pick something you you listen

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to a bird say I know in one of my

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courses we focused on

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a deity. Yes. So...

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