The term Holistic lifestyle was coined in the 20th century, though it existed in India thousands of years ago but unfortunately was lost somewhere. It was seen as unscientific, illiterate and orthodox. Of late, however, there has been a growing awareness of the benefits of holistic living, not only in India but also around the world.
Holistic lifestyle is often confused with Holistic healing. Holistic Lifestyle is much larger than Holistic healing. Holistic healing uses modalities such as Homeopathy, Bach Flower Therapy, Reiki, Theta Healing, etc. to seek a balance between a person’s social, physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual health.
Holistic Lifestyle is a way of life that continues even after healing. You choose to follow a healthy lifestyle by introducing physical exercise, yoga, mindfulness, meditation, positive thinking and mindful eating in your daily routine. It begins with self love and moves on to loving every creature and thing around you.
Inculcating Holistic living in your fast moving daily schedule may sound difficult but once you realize its deep impact in your life, it comes naturally. Positive consequences and changes that follow, make you incorporate this lifestyle, effortlessly, with love. Ultimately, you soak in the benefits of balance within and without by living in harmony with yourself, nature and the universe around you.
5 simple ways to adopt a Holistic Lifestyle.
It starts with looking inwards and wanting change. Once you’re ready, the following steps will help.
1. Meditation :
Meditation is a science which has now been accepted in modern medicine in many places across the world. It helps in slowing your brainwave cycle to instil a general sense of well-being and inner awareness, thereby calming your mind and body, as a result. There are different kinds of meditations available, you can try some to see which one strikes a chord with you. Some guided meditations are available here. You can also find them on other sites on the web. Techniques like Theta Healing and Mindful Meditation can also be learned to practise meditation yourself. Click here to learn more about Theta Healing and click here to learn Theta Healing for yourself
2. Self Love
Nurturing and caring for yourself has been proven to be a very effective way of reducing anxiety, worry and stress. Spending quality time everyday doing something that brings joy to your soul, without guilt, can uplift your soul.
In addition, since Holistic healing is based on the premise that you have the innate capability to heal yourself and this ability is unleashed when your mind is calmed and you are at peace, appreciating and celebrating yourself while being grateful can greatly help in calming your mind and making you one with the universe. You can start by identifying things you love about yourself and using them as affirmations every day. This can be followed by identifying limiting beliefs, converting them to positive ones and using them as affirmations as well. Click here to explore ThetaHealing Practitioners who can help you change limiting beliefs to positive ones, through a Video-Enabled session, from the comfort of your home.
3. Mindful Eating
Loving yourself includes loving your body. Eating foods that work for your body is a form of self love that nurtures your soul. Organic, Dairy free, Sugar free, Non-fried, Probiotic, Natural, Vegan food not only nourishes your body but also is gentle on the environment. You can contact a recommended nutritionist who can guide you with your food plan. Click here for a Video-Enabled session, with a Nutritionist, from the comfort of your home. It is, however, important to listen to your body and be mindful of what works for you individually. Your body and soul is so unique that you are best equipped to understand it in ways that no doctor or nutritionist can. Ayurveda believes that the key to good health is getting rid of toxic waste and maintaining a good gut. Foods rich in good bacteria that maintain microbiome health in your gut can not only make you feel physically healthy but also mentally healthy. A large part of serotonin, the happiness hormone, and dopamine production takes place in the gut, a healthy balance of these hormones and chemicals can increase you happiness quotient.
4. Physical Activity
Exercise increases the heart rate and promotes the flow of blood and oxygen to your brain. Which in turn, improves your health and reduces risk of disease. Regulation of hormones and chemicals through exercise also increases happiness and mental health. You can choose a physical activity you enjoy, to enhance the effects of exercise. Play a game you love, take a walk in nature, do yoga, tai chi, etc.
5. Pursue Positivity and Pleasure
Thought is everything, what you think is what you attract. To keep your thoughts positive, stay with relationships that are fulfilling and nurturing, have conversations that are positive, not critical, keep positive company, be in a profession you love going to every morning, play with your pet, spend time with your children, seek entertainment that uplifts you and so on and so forth.
Following these simple pleasures of life will change your mental, physical and emotional health leading you to a happier, peaceful, loving life!