Sai Vibrionics Newsletter

" Whenever you see a sick person, a dispirited, disconsolate or diseased person, there is your field of seva. " Sri Sathya Sai Baba
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In Addition

Vol 10 Issue 1
January/February 2019

1.  Health Tips

Exercise for health and happiness

“Man needs a healthy body for a healthy mind, filled with good thoughts. It must be recognized that sports and music have been designed to confer health and happiness on man. But, physical fitness alone is not enough. Mental health is equally important. Together with the gross physical body everyone has a subtle body. One has to take good care of this subtle body also. For this, spiritual exercises will have to be performed which will help one to realise the Divine.1

1.What is exercise?

Exercise is any physical pursuit or workout that is more intense and hence more challenging than our usual level of daily activity.2

2. Why exercise?

The purpose is to be physically fit and healthy, mentally fresh and agile, to have fun, and feel happy and in harmony with oneself. This is regardless of age, gender, or physical ability.3,4,5

3. Benefits of exercise are manifold!  

4. Walking is the simplest of all exercises!  

5. Choose a suitable exercise

Stretching can also be an integral part of daily exercises. One may do 3-5 minutes of dynamic stretches before exercise to prepare the muscles. Dynamic stretches are simple active movements of hands and legs to stretch the muscles. One should not hold the stretch in the end position. One may finish the exercise session with 3-5 minutes of static stretches. Each static stretch has to be held in a comfortable position for nearly half a minute. It is believed to be very beneficial after exercise to prevent injury, to reduce muscle soreness, and to improve one’s range of movement. One may choose to do, under guidance, yoga asanas which include postures, stretching, and breathing techniques to unify the body-mind-spirit.21

6. Transcend barriers to exercise

We may not have the facility or ability to go to a gym. There may be no time or space to do exercise regularly. One may not be inclined or may be lethargic, it does not matter. Any activity is better than none at all. We can reap the benefits of exercise by being active throughout the day. For instance, we can take the stairs instead of the elevator, walk instead of using a vehicle, do household chores by oneself instead of using machines, and so on. Regularity and consistency in doing them with enthusiasm is the key. 3-6,26

7. Safety tips for exercise

Practitioners can utilize the 108CC box or SRHVP to make suitable remedies for strengthening the circulatory and skeletal systems, cleansing, and emergencies as an aid to hassle-free exercise.

References and Links:

  1. Sathya Sai Baba, The Journey from Physical Fitness to Mental Health, Source: Only God is your true friend, Discourse 6, My dear students, Volume 2 --
  2. What is exercise:
  3. Benefits of exercise:
  4. Benefits:
  5. Benefits:
  6. Importance of exercise:
  7. Exercise good for children and teenagers:
  12. Walk for health:
  13. Walk for fitness:
  16. Figure 8 walk – an ancient practice
  17. Infinity walking in 8 shape
  21. Body weight Exercises:
  22. Stretching:
  24. Thich Nhat Hanh, How to Walk, Parallax Press, California, 2015 edition
  25. Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now – A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, 2001 edition, page 92-111
  26. Barriers to exercise:


2. Three workshops in Puttaparthi, India, November 2018

November was filled with the fervour of workshops for AVPs and SVPs as usual, with an additional 2-day refresher seminar for 17 VPs and 2 AVPs from Kerala and Karnataka. These were conducted by two senior teachers10375 & 11422, interspersed with inspiring sessions by Dr Jit Aggarwal and Hem Aggarwal. Dr Aggarwal shared at length how vibrionics was started and reached this stage, how Swami guided him at every step, and how each practitioner had a role to play to take it forward with gratitude at heart for the opportunity given. It was emphasized how important it is to maintain complete patient records and document case histories properly. 

AVPs and SVPs qualified after days of intense training. One of the SVP candidates participated from Uruguay through skype and WhatsApp (including exam via email) as she had an infant and a toddler to tend to and could not make a trip to Puttaparthi. Such was her zest to learn, she attended all the sessions every night into early hours of the morning (due to different time zone). All AVPs and SVPs made presentations on how their practice has paved the way for inner transformation. Each SVP promised to play his given role in taking vibrionics forward.   


Om Sai Ram