Body, Mind & Soul
Wellness is a frame of mind and a state of being where there is a robust synchronicity of physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and socio-economic well-being. The pandemic has thrown into high relief the primal interconnectedness between all these vital determinants that constitute wellness and by extension, a sense of self worth and esteem, productivity and prosperity.
In what has been a seismic shift, we have collectively as global citizens, been forced to hit the pause button to revaluate what we deem essential to survival. As we re-purpose and recalibrate our lives and livelihoods, we are forced to confront change head on and unless we are nimble and agile in our response, we can crack under the pressure, with the fear of the unknown overwhelming us as the proverbial Damocles sword, hanging precariously over our heads. To tide over these challenging times it is therefore of paramount importance that we recognise and effectively mitigate the stress factors that could emasculate
or worse, paralyse our attempts to navigate hitherto unchartered terrains.
If the pandemic taught us one thing, it is to tune in to our being, reach out to the universe and to accept just how interdependent and interconnected we are in this intricate, fragile web that we call life! Each one of us individually and all of us collectively, therefore have a vital role to play within this shared ecosystem, to ensure the well-being of ourselves, our communities, nation states and the world at large.
Given such a scenario, taking care of oneself, body, mind and soul becomes an almost selfish act of self preservation! Through a process of accretion, with each individual aiming to stay optimally and holistically well, organisational well-being is assured. Corporate wellness has always been at the core of HR strategy but the pandemic has trained the spotlight on this concern even more sharply. Wellness will most certainly become an essential competence, which from recruitment to retention and career advancement will become a key driver to ensure and sustain corporate health.
The AyurDNA initiative will undoubtedly offer an essential toolkit to individuals and corporations to reinforce the ancient yet timely adage that health is indeed wealth, a gift worth protecting , nurturing and nourishing for sustenance and growth. My congratulations to the AyurDNA team and best wishes to grow from strength to strength!
Dr Rathi Jafer
InKo Centre (The Indo-Korean Cultural and Information Centre), Chennai, India.