Holistic living is the art of living in balance with ourselves and our environment. Understanding and respecting that all things are interconnected is at the heart of a holistic lifestyle. It is a non-medical philosophy of well-being that considers the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of life as closely interconnected and balanced. It offers a way to balance your life in all areas to achieve a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling lifestyle. It is about taking responsibility for our actions and choices in the knowledge that these choices have consequences for all living things on the planet.
Holistic living is about living a balanced life spiritually, socially, physically, emotionally, mentally, financially. It is a more universal approach to regular health care. It includes all of the unlimited resources available to each of us. It is defined as viewing one’s self from a whole perspective and focusing our health care needs on the mind, body and spirit connection. It also includes accepting personal responsibility, health education, using preventive care and all modalities of care available such as surgery, western medicine, chemotherapy, nutrition, rehabilitation, hypnosis, acupuncture, psychotherapy, bodywork, energy work, and spiritual healing to mention a few.
One major theme of Holistic Living is that we are ultimately responsibility for our own health. It is only when we take personal responsibility that we can truly begin to be healed. Each one of us is so unique that no one treatment, medication or technique is going to work for us all. Our beliefs, values and attitudes affect our health and must be a part of the cure.
Since ultimately we cannot be completely healthy until we achieve balance in our life, with others and in our environment, then perhaps the true definition of Holistic Living is achieving BALANCE.
- Compiled by Ayurved Sutra Team / Post : Shruti P