Being holistically healthy means aspects of you and your physical body has reached optimal wellness. These aspects include:
Chakras are energy centres, or vortexes, that channel life energy. Blockages result in illness or functioning at a lower level. Yoga, breathing exercises, good posture, meditation and visualisation can all help clear your chakras. Your chakras are associated with your mental, physical, & emotional interactions.
To be rooted is similar to how some see being in control. A feeling of being behind the wheel. But in truth, being rooted is understanding the Big picture, our part in it and learning from Wisdom. And easy and fast method is by ‘seeing’ red – the root chakra. Once you get used to this visual you can improve on it by visualising planting a red seed that germinates into a red-leafed Maple, growing strong and sending solid roots into the Earth.
Many emotional/physical states can be improved by correct breathing. Breath is a Life Force that we often deprive ourselves of. Correct breathing happens by entering through the nose with only the belly moving out (shoulders and chest stay still) and breathing out through the mouth, creating a pull from the bellybutton to the spine. The speed that you breathe in this way, can alter your energy. Faster breathing will create energy whereas slower breathing will be calming.
Creative expression heals and gives. To create is an ultimate positive during which time energy replacement happens and you’re left feeling happier and perhaps transformed. Art therapy is a successful medium to give expression and release where it’s needed – to young and old.
Your True Self
Staying true to oneself is easy when we focus on it, but losing focus is just as easy – a reality we must always stay aware of. To learn from others is and have empathy is encouraged, but to take ownership of others’ energy, emotions and reality is ill-advised.
Your Physical Self
As adults we are responsible for healthy diets, exercise and all aspects physical. As with Ayurveda, it is vital that we keep all aspects in equilibrium. We must also protect ourselves from harmful ingredients and effects of psychological issues, noise and bad posture, food, water and air, dental/medical materials/procedures, household and cosmetic products, clothing/other fabrics plus electrical appliances.
Auras are the visual proof of our vibrational energies. Cleansing of the aura has a positive ripple effect on our energy states. Cleansing happens by itself when we walk in wind and rain.
Resting is as important as sleeping. Sometimes our bodies need meditation/prayer/quiet contemplation time more than sleep. Create a spiritual & personal space for your quiet time. This could simply involve a little side table or bench in the garden. Resting is vital in stress relief and simply concentrating on a bug in the garden 10 minutes a day will do wonders. Scientific research on meditation has shown helpful to treating epilepsy, anxiety disorders, blood pressure disorders, esteem and psychological disorders. Other benefits include psychological healing, improved sleep, creativity, self-esteem & self-control, order & inner peace, less medical care and an anti-ageing effect.
Loosely meaning the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of an individual which are interconnected and thus treated with equal importance.
In modern Western medicine, the whole body gets far more attention than ever before. Health practitioners now believe that for example, a fitter person is a happier one due to chemicals released during exercise. And that a depression-sufferer may have aches and pains in the body due to emotional and mental condition etc.
Thus a holistic approach will look at the whole body and person when analysing health complications and treatments.