What is health?
As defined by World Health organisation (WHO), it is a "State of complete physical, mental, and social well being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." Health is a dynamic condition resulting from a body's constant adjustment and adaptation in response to stresses and changes in the environment for maintaining an inner equilibrium called homeostasis.
The journey of optimal health!!...
Optimal health is an individual ability to maintain there physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and social-economical aspects of self. That is, it is the health goals that a person can realistically achieve to feel their personal best. No two people's health goals are the same, that's why optimal health is such an individualized matter. One person might focus on physical health while to another healing emotional wounds is a more pressing matter. It really just depends on what is important to you. Likewise, one person's optimal health may be another's bare minimum. There is no right or wrong when it comes to optimal health it's just a matter of finding what best suits you and your abilities. This depends on your own personally journey so there are many moments of transition which offer us periods of stress and discomfort which will challenge our resolve and homeostatic balance.
Physical health is establishing a sound diet and understanding the science of food, your exercise routine such as Tai Chi, stretching in the evening, walking upright or sitting correctly. Emotional health, which involves how you feel and react to stressful situations. How you feel about yourself and your role in the world are also included in this category, therefore affirmation and breathing techniques learnt as well as chi gong movement balance this facility. Other areas include your social-economical health and your intellectual (mental) health, that is, how you interact with others and how you find new ways to stimulate your mind. Tai Chi is vary challenging although these routine are simple remembering routines and connecting the mind with the body while moving in coordination is continually developed, also there is a community element to Tai Chi as well as an level of intimacy during training. Spiritual health is a important factor how much of a role this will play in your life depends on your specific needs and preferences, this aspect of oneself develops the more internally you look into yourself and connect it with the outside world nature and the universe. So now your more aware becoming optimally healthy you must continue to acquire correct information therefore study is essential to make better health choices and develop the motivation to incorporate healthier choices in your life. Nevertheless optimal health is attainable when the desire to become healthy overcomes the roadblocks to achieve health (ie misinformation, lack of time and money). All aspects of optimal heath are incorporated into the PTAH KI holistic health system.
These are enormous and are well worth the journey and effort. A partial list of benefits that come with Optimal Health include:
• High energy
• restful and rejuvenating sleep
• no chronic pain (painful accidents can occur)
• live to over 100 years
• ability to have satisfying sex
• exercise as energizing and enjoyable
• no digestive or elimination problems
• infections easily overcome or rarely appear
• no allergic reactions
• breathing is easy and energizing
• reproduce healthy offspring if you choose
• feeling of joy, satisfaction, optimism
• easily deal with most emotional stresses and anxiety
• ability to focus mentally
• your 5 senses function well
• no chronic illness
• rarely require a sick day
• healthy oral cavity
• hormonal balance