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Preksha Dhyana : Human Body Part-I (Anatomy and Physiology) (Softcover)
by J.S. Zaveri
For a practitioner of Preksha-dhyana, it is necessary to know the functions and characteristic activities of the human body and the roles played by them in health as well as diseases. This book provides an adequate understanding of the subject in an easy-to-read non-technical text. For convenience, it is divided into two parts. In the first part, an attempt has been made to provide a foundation of basic knowledge of human anatomy and physiology in an accurate and comprehensive way. The term anatomy refers to the study of different parts of the body, their form and relationship to each other, while physiology deals with the function of the living body. Because the study of the function is meaningless without the knowledge of the structure involved, anatomy and physiology are inter-related and essential for the study of life sciences as well as health-care. The second part of the book deals with various facets of health-care.
Everybody has a right to remain healthy and everybody can develop the ability to protect himself from the sickening effects of the environment and prevent illness. The process of keeping fit and healthy is more a matter of common sense and self-discipline rather than hard work. But basic to the care of health is a working knowledge of the living body. One must first acquire adequate knowledge of the working of various body systems. Then and only then one will be equipped to take better care of one's vital organs such as heart, lungs and liver.
The knowledge and care of the body would positively increase the ability to resist environmental hazards and develop the strength to fight off their attacks more vigorously.
This book is specially useful for the non-medical common man and woman who keenly desires to remain healthy and fit not only in youth but also in old age. The text is complemented with suitable illustrations and tables. It is hoped that it would give the reader in general and Preksha-sadhak in particular an opportunity to learn the way to live a better life.
Benefits of Prekṣā Dhyāna
Prekśā may appear to mean different things to different people because it contributes to increase physical, nervous-as well as spiritual energies.
On physical level, it helps each bodily cell to revitalize itself, and facilitates digestion; it makes respiration more-efficient and improves circulation and quality of blood.
On mental level, it proves to be an applied method to train the mind to concentrate; it offers a way to treat serious psychosomatic illnesses without drugs; it is an efficient tool for ending addiction and other bad habits; it reveals to one the mysteries of the mind by the realization and the real experience of the inner consciousness which, includes the subconscious and the unconscious.
On the emotional level, the strengthening of conscious reasoning controls reaction to environmental conditions* situations, and behaviour of others; harmonization of the functioning of nervous and endocrine system results in control and eradication of psychological distortions.
On spiritual level, regulation of blood-chemistry through proper synthesization of neuroendocrinal secretions, and dispassionate internal vibrations lead one to attain the power to control the mind and to become free from the effects of external forces compelling one to lose equanimity.