An ancient seer said that “our body is essential to every achievement.” The body should not be weak or diseased, but strong and healthy with harmony between the spiritual, mental and physical aspects. A natural state should be characterized by an overwhelming feeling of lightness, health and contentment. The human birthright is bliss and perfection, with overflowing vitality, energy and joy. Who wouldn’t want to feel strong, beautiful, and healthy? These characteristics are not something you can buy on the world market, and they do not come from a desire. These characteristics are only possible through self-effort and tapasya. A strong, healthy body is the best way to achieve the fourfold Hindu goal of human existence (dharma artha kama, kama, moksha, wealth, pleasure and emancipation). Charaka Samhita says that freedom from disease is the best form of health. Although Indian medicine has many effective treatments for illnesses, it recognizes the importance of prevention over cure. Statistics show that prevention is more cost-effective than treatment. Statistics also show that prevention costs less than fighting an actual illness. Regular exercise is one of the best preventative measures against illness. Even in modern times, the centuries-old Yoga system with its distinctive Suryanamaskar practice is still the best all-inclusive health care practice.