“The body is the temple of the soul” – This sentiment is expressed in both Eastern and Western traditions, and rightfully so, as improvement of the physical form is a key part of a completely developed individual. Almost everyone wishes they could have a healthier, fitter body, but most people feel that they are constrained by circumstances such as time and/or money that prevent them from achieving this. This, however, is almost never the case; with proper understanding and application of that understanding, we can take control of our health and physical form. At Oculus, this facet is broken down into five modules:
Physiology & Medicine – From biochemistry to organ systems, this module serves to convey an understanding of the biology of the body that provides the basic context for all health and fitness concepts. Also, because most people have the greatest interaction with their health in terms of the medical system, aspects of medicine (such as pathology, pharmacology, and surgery) are included here. Consults and seminars here can be conveyed at any level of detail to suit the audience, from a layman’s overview to something appropriate for those in the medical industry.
The Razor’s Edge of Health Technology – There are some absolutely incredible things being done at the boundaries of medicine today! However, since many of these technologies are in clinical or preclinical testing, they are not generally known to the public. For those interested, this module offers an opportunity to learn about these fascinating advancements!
Spiritual Approaches to Health – While modern medicine can do wonders to treat the diseases that arise in the body, many of those diseases do not need to arise in the first place and need not continue. This module shows how relieving inner stress can lead to significantly improved health and even a slower aging process. It also ties in with the Spirituality facet to provide direction on how to achieve such rejuvenation and healing.
Nutrition – Nutrition is fundamental to life, yet it is a subject full of mistaken preconceptions, even among many supposed experts. This module uses rigorous science to shed clear light on how to eat properly to fuel the lifestyle and body you desire!
Fitness – Just as the human body requires adequate nutrition to be healthy, so it also requires sufficient physical activity. Based in the science of exercise physiology, this module will help you learn how to design workouts that both are compatible with your lifestyle and help you achieve your fitness goals!