Holistic Therapy

The Holistic Approach to Yoga & Meditation - What Holistic Healing Means:

Holistic healing means taking an holistic approach when seeking treatment for imbalances and choosing to live a more balanced lifestyle. 

           

What primarily distinguishes holistic healing apart from other forms of medicine is that physical health is not necessarily the main focus, although experience of physical discomfort may first prompt a person's pursuit of holistic healing.

It is true that our pains and other physical discomforts demand our attention, and holistic healing is not an "alternative" to conventional medical care. Sometimes going to a medical professional is the best solution to addressing a dis-ease. 

However, physical illnesses are the symptoms of a greater imbalance that may or may not have a root cause in the physical.

Holistic or "wholistic" healing addresses all parts of the individual, not just the physical aspect of a person where manifested illnesses are most apparent. Holistic healing is not intended to serve as a band-aid or a one-time fix. It is an ongoing journey of discovery in search of more answers and ultimately; living better, being healthier, and striving for wholeness.

Holistic Healing Goes Beyond the Mind-Body Connection: 

Holistic healing is really a lifestyle approach. Overall wellness AND "wholeness" is highly valued. All parts of a person's life (physical healing, mental health and wellness, emotional well-being, and spiritual beliefs and values) are considered. Taking an holistic approach involves seeking the tools that will help us attract our desires and find personal power.  

A person who embraces the desire to find wholeness within his or her own being soon learns the importance of tending to relationships, caring for the planet and our environments, having compassion for humankind in general, and accepting and tolerating differences among a diverse population of people.

Role of the Holistic Healer:

The holistic healer recognizes that our discomforts or pains are merely symptoms of an imbalance. The imbalance could be a physical issue, the result of abusing the physical body through an unhealthy diet, lack of exercise, or too little sleep. Or, the imbalance may be the result of mental, emotional, or spiritual needs not being met. No aspect (mind, body, spirit, or emotions) of a person is overlooked when an holistic treatment is sought.

The holistic healer looks at the "whole person" in order to make his or her complete evaluation and uses all information gathered before suggested treatments to the client are offered. 

Holistic Healing Therapies and Treatments:

These holistic therapies are available from Shanthi Bhavana Meditation & Yoga:

  • Yoga (various traditions & adaptations, including Chair Yoga)
  • Meditation - finding clarity
  • Devotional/Spiritual intention & focusing
  • Chanting
  • Sound Healing Therapy
  • Relaxation Massage Therapy


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