Sanatan Kriya, The Ageless Dimension is primarily a thesis on longevity, perfect health and anti-ageing. The learned author Yogi Ashwini connects the reader with human lifestyles nearly 6000 years ago, and shows how, down the ages, man himself has been responsible for his physical, mental and spiritual deterioration.
Written in a coffee table format, with a smooth flowing, racy narrative style, complemented with pictures and tabulated information charts, replete with authentic quotations from research journals published by the Western Universities and Research Institutions, the book is a pleasure to read. The author dons many roles as he explains the process of ageing in the human body. As a scientist critically examining the ageing process with scientific precision, as a philosopher drawing from the scholastic storehouse of ancient Vedic scriptures and at other times like a modern guide telling people that they themselves are responsible for their ailments which with some effort they can get rid of.
The main thrust of the argument is that if the rishis of the ancient times could live a long, healthy and satisfied life, then what ails the youth of today?…plagued by problems like obesity, diabetes, disorders of the vital organs, cancerous growths, when they should be hale and hearty. Modern man uses alarmingly excessive portions of medicines, drugs and chemicals which make him dependent and helpless; he is snuffed out at the age of 40. Alienation, anxiety, stress, jealousy, depression, negative attitudes, over indulgence, over reaching, waywardness, casualness, extraordinary ambition, the socio-economic rat race are some of the deplorable factors that make life unbearable and distorted with the result that the human body begins to wither away. In desperation people turn to cosmetology, artificial environs, beauty salons, gymnasiums and all other forms of unnatural lifestyles.
Yogi Ashwini holds, that longevity, health and natural beauty is directly linked with the process of internal cleansing, fitness, strength and rejuvenation through proper diet, routine, and basic understanding of oneself. Through the different chapters, he describes techniques and steps that help prolong life, add meaning to it, and raise it from the level of the physical to the ethereal. The process of ageing which develops in all the different layers of the human body is well expounded with remedies mentioned alongside. The writer weaves in and out of the physical, the philosophical, the yogic, the medical and scientific aspects of life with remarkable ease, finally convincing the reader that it is high time to look inwards into the lost paradise that resides within each one of us. Like Socrates, he implies, “Know Thyself”
Back to nature is the watch word of Yogi Ashwini. The authenticity of the illustrious author is remarkable. Sanatan Kriya, The Ageless Dimension is the need of the hour. As one goes through the volume, it lifts the mood and shows the righteous path to health and happiness.
Author: Dr Satnam Kaur