Holistic fitness has furthered and developed over the past decade to identify the difference between exercising the body just for physical purposes or appearance and the more integrated multi-dimensional view that takes into account the different dimensions of what it means to be fit and healthy
When you think about what it means to have a healthy and a fit body:
Are you able to function and do all of the things you want to do in life with relative ease, fluidity, and pain free? Is your body flexible, strong, and full of vitality? Do you have the energy you require to meet life’s daily tasks? Do you feel good both internally and externally?
When it comes down to defining what it truly means to be fit it isn’t just about having a chiseled abdominal 6 pack
Delete those misleading infomercials from your mind as there are very few out there that preach the truth of the matter
You have to consider all of the necessary dimensions emotionally, psychologically, spiritually and physically to encounter what it truly means to be holistically fit and healthy
The main point that holds all of these together is the spiritual component because our connection to our highest self is related to our ability to be able to listen to our own bodies with the intuitive gift that we are all given
It comes down to when your body tells you what it needs do you listen and respond?
Have you developed the awareness and consciousness with which to pay attention to the cues?
Your body is a wonderful vehicle perfectly designed to take you through life effectively if you cooperate with it, take great care of it and refuse to abuse it
You must become skilled at cooperating with the information your body sends you if you want to achieve optimal fitness for yourself
If we had to make it through an entire lifetime with just one car we would most likely be very cautious and thoughtful with its maintenance right and would pay great attention to protecting and preserving it
If we listen equally attentively to our body’s signals we can effectively get in sync with what our bodies need to achieve harmony of health and fitness at any time
If you are experiencing a lot of muscular tightness would it make sense to lift heavy weights or to take a yoga class?
If you’re exhausted know your limits and make the choices that shows you respect and love yourself
Give it some rest or a massage or some healthy food to assist the restoration and rejuvenation process instead of participating in any sort of strenuous activity
Holistic fitness can be simple by listening to your body and responding accordingly
Use your intuition and trust it
The human body is very wise and this must not be forgotten