Sadhguru: One thing is on the level of the body. If your body is not healthy, if I talk enlightenment to you, are you interested? If you are diseased in the body, if you are in some suffering, if I talk of some other higher dimensions, what are you going to understand? You will not understand anything. So wellbeing of the body is important.
Another aspect is if your external situation is not conducive, either in your economic situation or in your relationship with someone, again it is a problem. If you are depressed because you don't have money or because of some problem in the house, now if I talk about enlightenment to you, again you are not interested. You think it is enough if this problem goes away. At the same time, if all of this has to happen well, our life energies must function in a certain way. Otherwise whatever you do, it won't happen.
If our life energies do not function exuberantly within us, this is like our own life turning against us. This is the problem with many people. They are saying they are in tension, stress, and suffering. What this means is, your own intellect is functioning against you, that's all.
If I come and poke you, it is an external situation. If your own mind is poking you, what does it mean? Your own mind has become your enemy. If your own mind, body or life energies become your enemy, then who can come and save you?
Your body, mind and life energies should work for your wellbeing. If they start working against you, whatever you do, it won't work. So, this Uyir Nokkam means, a small practice to make our body, mind, emotions, energies and the five elements in this system work for our wellbeing.