MIND BODY SPIRIT
Mind Body Spirit......
You've probably heard this phrase a thousand times, but have you put it into action in your life? It's time to find
balance in all aspects of your being, so you can live the joyful, fulfilled life you've always wanted.
So what does it mean? A basic definition is viewing the totality of your mental, physical and spiritual
states to arrive at a point of balance between them. It's the essence of the word "holistic" which means to take into
consideration all aspects of a person's being rather than just the physical.
Holistic means whole. Looking at the whole picture.
Focusing on the whole package...
MIND BODY SPIRIT DEFINITION
Mind body spirit also refers to an approach to wellness that encompasses all factors that either raise or lower
An example would be making the connection that for some reason you just "don't feel well" when doing a certain activity
or being in a certain place. Using the approach of mind body spirit, you would make the correlation that for whatever reason,
whether proven by science or not, that activity or place affects you detrimentally.
Using a holistic approach, you would want to explore what it is about the activity or place that doesn't feel right, see if
the "feeling" is coming from a physical level, a mental/emotional level, or a spiritual level... then take steps to minimize
it's influence in your life.
Another example (focusing on the positive this time) is realizing that a certain activity "feels good" to you. It could be
painting with water colors, walking on the beach, visiting with a certain friend, or even just sitting in a certain place.
It could be that when doing a certain activity any pain you typically experience feels diminished, or that you always feel
refreshed and energized afterwards.
Using the mind body and spirit concept, you would be open-minded to the idea that the activity is affecting you physiologically
in a beneficial way, once again, even if modern science hasn't gotten around to publishing a study on it's positive effects.
The mind body spirit approach is about listening carefully to inner cues about what feels beneficial and what doesn't,
and then acting on that knowledge by minimizing or increasing it's influence on your life.
BODY MIND SPIRIT ARTICLES
This whole website is dedicated to the concept of holistic living/body mind and spirit, but we've gathered up a few of the
choice articles on the subject for you to peruse.
How to Meditate for Beginners :
A simple approach to starting a meditation practice.
Mantras : Learn about different mantras
and how they can decrease stress levels and offer peace of mind.
The Healing Power of Sound : An
introduction to research being done on the effects of sound on our lives.
Positive Affirmations and Positive Thinking :
An introduction to positive affirmations and how thoughts can affect our health.