What is Holistic Health?
This term “holistic” is thrown around so often and has taken on the function of a buzzword. It’s now seen as trendy, but what does it mean to be holistic? The actual definition is characterized by the belief that the parts of something are intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole.
And the concept behind holistic health is characterized by the treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the symptoms of a disease. Basically, this means preventative care using natural resources from the Earth instead of fabricated medications or surgery. We’ve been taught only to see a doctor when things go wrong instead of how to prevent any of the chronic diseases that are prevalent today. Unfortunately, none of us value our health till there’s a problem. But if you think about it, we are nothing without our health. Your health is your wealth.
When we refer to your ‘well-being’ in holistic health, we mean the five pillars of health: physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual. These categories are what’s been deemed as necessary to be in good health. And the one thing I found that incorporates all five of the pillars at once is yoga: Movement for the physical, breathing for the mental and also releases emotions, practicing in a class setting is the social, and yoga puts you in touch with a higher consciousness which is the spiritual. If you’ve been wanting to try yoga, I have some free classes uploaded that anyone can do.
And I also know that not everyone feels this same way when they practice yoga, so here are some other things I do to look after my well-being holistically. I incorporate whole real foods into my meals and take nutraceuticals (instead of supplements) from The Healthstyle Emporium. Meditating brings me mental clarity and allows me to have a cry or a laugh if needed. I try to regularly meet up and talk things over with friends and family even if it’s just digitally. And then lastly, I take a few minutes every morning to be still and journal.
Hopefully, these tips serve you and will help you find your own rituals and routine. But if you need help with it, I'm always here.
Sending you so much love,