Yogic Herald Jan/Feb 2019 - Page 50

LIFESTYLE By Chaina Karmakar Whenever we talk about root, it gives us the picture of trees. The more deep the root is, the more stable the tree is. It cannot be uprooted e a s i l y. I n t h a t w ay i t i s applicable on us as well. Deeper the root is, the more balanced we are, more stable we are, more grounded we are. What are the reasons that we get uprooted easily? How to deepen our root? 2 Reasons: 1 Parents: In most of the cases we witness, children are disconnected from their parents. Reasons can be so many like mother herself is not rooted, she herself feels lack of love, not connected with mother, rejected being girl children, suppressed upbringing, raised up in a harsh way. 48 www.yogicherald.com Jan./Feb. 2019 Cultural Shock: When we relocate to other countries for any reason, all of a sudden we start feeling a sense of uprootedness. Every country has a different culture and civilisation. The way of living is different everywhere and celebration of festivals is very different. Few people are capable of adapting new culture, few cannot. After adapting also, a sense of uprootedness remains and struggle reflects either in their relationship or at professional level. Most of the people relocate for better standard of living and they get used to that comfort zone but a sense of discontentment most of the time is there. 3 Religions: About religions everyone has got a different opinion. The reason behind every religion is to keep us rooted in order to bring balance in our life. If people are practicing in true sense it helps us to be more flexible and compassionate. But all religions have been distorted over a period of time. Every religion has got different traditions, rituals , language, literature, which we are practicing generation after generation and got transferred in our DNA. In the name of globalisation and modernisation, by discarding them we are actually uprooting ourselves, which can be witnessed in