What Is The Holistic Approach To Health?
A ‘holistic health approach’ is an all-encompassing strategy that improves optimal wellness by taking the entire person into account, which includes mind, body and spirit.
The spirit is the magic of the holistic approach that is not typically included or addressed in other health and wellness strategies.
It is a synergy of mind, body and spirit that creates incredible wellness!
On the holistic health journey there are a multitude of effective techniques and possibilities used to achieve great results.
Unlike some other methods, it’s an approach where you are encouraged to play an active role in maintaining your own well-being.
Your holistic path to better overall health can be discovered through experimentation, self-awareness, instinct, and intuition.
Outlined below are the 8 wellness categories that we focus on in our own healthy holistic living guide.
Below each numbered section is a link to a comprehensive article on the subject. This is to give you a better understanding of areas you are not familiar with.
You may choose to work on specific areas individually, however our guide is designed to help you with all areas simultaneously to give you the greatest results.
People all have slightly different biochemistry so your holistic wellness will be achieved through your own unique practices.
1. The Physical Condition Of The Whole Body
Physical activity is a beginning point and foundation for most health programs, however, we keep it in balance with other aspects of our holistic approach
2. Natural, Non-Pharmaceutical Holistic Medicine
Using naturopathic and herbal remedies for holistic pain management, detoxification and treating the person, not the symptom
3. Clean Eating For Improved Gut Health With Holistic Nutrition Principles
Create personalized organic meal plans to address dietary needs using philosophies of nutrient intake ratios, integrative cooking styles and individualized supplementation
4. Meditation Techniques For Mental And Emotional Well-Being
Mindfulness practice that includes mantras, sound bathing, visualizations and other styles of meditation
5. Energy Healing, Chakra Balancing And More For Your Spirit!
Massage, self healing and other therapeutic practices, to be done by one’s self, with practitioners or in groups
6. Creating A Holistic Home Environment
Reducing indoor pollution and chemical exposure, along with ways to create greater tranquility and more
7. Principles Of Spiritual Wellness
Spiritual wellness defined with examples of what it encompasses and techniques on how to improve your spiritual connection
8. Empowered Global Citizenry
How to find your purpose through community involvement for an empowered sense of self
Different Techniques Are Necessary For Different Individuals
Everyone responds to things a little differently so some will find benefits among certain holistic techniques only to receive less than desired results from another.
It is worth mentioning that a resistance to wanting to participate in a particular health and wellness activity could indicate an area for greatest improvement.
Instinct and intuition should always reign as the guiding force behind the holistic seekers path.
As an example, one may find optimal well-being through a combination of vinyasa yoga, reiki healing, organic juicing, hiking, herbal tinctures, music meditations, and art.
While another may find their holistic path with tai-chi practice, johrei healing, a Mediterranean diet, running, cleansing supplements, vipassana meditation, and volunteer work.
The key is in creating your own unique balanced holistic lifestyle! Which our guide helps you to do!
Always remember that the techniques you choose can be modified and changed at any time as you continue to progress on your journey.
Understanding the broad domain of the holistic health approach helps to clarify the ingredients necessary for creating an optimal holistic lifestyle.
While seeking advice from others is recommended the holistic approach to health involves the individual ultimately understanding what works best for themselves.
You can undoubtedly find support from other holistic seekers in your local community and group wellness activities are also very beneficial and recommended.
The holistic path is full of epiphanies and discoveries of new and effective techniques that will inspire, motivate and encourage you to continue on your journey to greater well-being.
HK’s Guide To Modern Holistic Living
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