You are as young as your ability to protect depleting Prana is.
Prana depletes when you have no control of certain habits.
1) Eating 2) Exercise 3) Sex
On top of it, there are no regime to refill the prana like Pranayama. Environment is polluted and low at prana.
In Mahabharata war, many warriors including Shri Krishna, Shri Arjuna, were above 70s. They were fighting and leading young generation of Abhimanyu! Fighting together! Age does not matter! Aging is state of Prana. If Prana is powerful, you can remain forever young.
In reality, bacteria is nothing but manifestation of प्राण. प्राण consolidation for your “i”-ness is based on state of your mind. Hence, it is all mental!

So when the subtle bodily प्राणमय कोष is full of compatible and stable प्राण , there is no infection. When it is disturbed, due to environmental stress, or your own mental stress or your physical stress (lack of good food, air and water), or all of them – we see so called bacteria-led infections.

This is the reason, when you feel low at प्राण, preserve it. Fasting helps here. Boiling water helps. हवाफेर = changing place for temporarily helps. Pranayam helps. Walking helps. Surya Namaskar helps. Sandhya helps. Homa helps.

First and foremost thing is to understand body beyond physical body. We have mind. We have energy footprints. We have प्राणमय शरीर. All of them can be afflicted by disease. Keeping all of them healthy is our responsibility. Mere food won’t help. Radical change in habits needed.

Strengthen your prana whose manifestation is microbes and body cells. Spend good amount of time in nature. Esp. during sunrise and sunset. Do Surynamaskar. Eat food that is loved by beneficial bacteria in your GUT. Reduce outside food. Cook for self and family. Reduce stress. Laugh a lot! Regularize routine. Same time for meal and sleep at least. Include desi gay milk, ghee in diet. Include food grown using desi gay dung and urine. Avoid polished food (sugar, salt, rice)

Here is the interesting paper that confirms that you are as young as your Prana is!


‘Ridiculously healthy’ elderly have the same gut microbiome as healthy 30 year-olds

“The main conclusion is that if you are ridiculously healthy and 90 years old, your gut microbiota is not that different from a healthy 30 year old in the same population,” said Greg Gloor, PhD, the principal investigator on the study and also a professor at Western’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and Scientist at Lawson Health Research Institute. Whether this is cause or effect is unknown, but the study authors point out that it is the diversity of the gut microbiota that remained the same through their study group.

“This demonstrates that maintaining diversity of your gut as you age is a biomarker of healthy aging, just like low-cholesterol is a biomarker of a healthy circulatory system,” Gloor said. The researchers suggest that resetting an elderly microbiota to that of a 30-year-old might help promote health.

“By studying healthy people, we hope to know what we are striving for when people get sick,” said Reid.

The Gut Microbiota of Healthy Aged Chinese Is Similar to That of the Healthy Young

The microbiota of the aged is variously described as being more or less diverse than that of younger cohorts, but the comparison groups used and the definitions of the aged population differ between experiments. The differences are often described by null hypothesis statistical tests, which are notoriously irreproducible when dealing with large multivariate samples. We collected and examined the gut microbiota of a cross-sectional cohort of more than 1,000 very healthy Chinese individuals who spanned ages from 3 to over 100 years. The analysis of 16S rRNA gene sequencing results used a compositional data analysis paradigm coupled with measures of effect size, where ordination, differential abundance, and correlation can be explored and analyzed in a unified and reproducible framework. Our analysis showed several surprising results compared to other cohorts. First, the overall microbiota composition of the healthy aged group was similar to that of people decades younger. Second, the major differences between groups in the gut microbiota profiles were found before age 20. Third, the gut microbiota differed little between individuals from the ages of 30 to >100. Fourth, the gut microbiota of males appeared to be more variable than that of females. Taken together, the present findings suggest that the microbiota of the healthy aged in this cross-sectional study differ little from that of the healthy young in the same population, although the minor variations that do exist depend upon the comparison cohort.

IMPORTANCE We report the large-scale use of compositional data analysis to establish a baseline microbiota composition in an extremely healthy cohort of the Chinese population. This baseline will serve for comparison for future cohorts with chronic or acute disease. In addition to the expected difference in the microbiota of children and adults, we found that the microbiota of the elderly in this population was similar in almost all respects to that of healthy people in the same population who are scores of years younger. We speculate that this similarity is a consequence of an active healthy lifestyle and diet, although cause and effect cannot be ascribed in this (or any other) cross-sectional design. One surprising result was that the gut microbiota of persons in their 20s was distinct from those of other age cohorts, and this result was replicated, suggesting that it is a reproducible finding and distinct from those of other populations.


  1. Thanks Marut for writing all blogs related with Dharma and Health. I am currently reading all your blogs. You mentioned in this blog that prana is very important for gut.
    I have very poor digestion system for years and I have tried all Ayurvedic treatment but all are effective for temporary basis and I cannot find permanent solution. Even if I eat lots of fruits and vegetables, I still have constipation and stomach gastric problem.
    Please advise how to recharge prana to get back to normal digestive system.
    I would appreciate if you advise me in the right direction.