"Whole Being" health and how Rise supports it
Health is more than the "good" or "bad" numbers (weight, blood pressure, lab results, etc) you learn from your doctor. A common scenario is the results are "normal," and yet you feel unwell. Fatigue, brain fog, lack of motivation, irritability, and other complaints are frequent. It is not unusual for these symptoms to be dismissed. Doctors say, "nothing is wrong." Even when problems are chronic, often no diagnosis can be made, and people accept a lower quality of life than is possible for them. Our modern medical health care has both remarkable high-tech advances and extreme short-comings. Many feel dis-empowered in the modern system.
There is a reason that yoga, and subtle-body or energy work like Reiki, meditation, and mindfulness are becoming so popular.
They all provide experiences of wholeness; free of the compartmentalization that pervades not only our health care, but our lives. These holistic practices allow you to settle into yourself. Some people in the US spend most of their time living in their heads. Their bodies are mostly for transporting their over-active minds and for momentary pleasure. Uncomfortable with their bodies, some people numb feelings and sensations using non-beneficial habitual behaviors, which generally promote disease. It is also common for many to feel anxious in or about their bodies, alienated from how to live with comfort and ease. For those who have taken a different approach or have been blessed with good health, these practices maintain it and take the journey of wholeness deeper.
Mind/body practices build confidence on every level.
Through these practices, you can learn to calm and discipline the mind, balance and heal the emotions, restore the natural healing capacities of your body, and feel more connected to your true callings and other people. You might consider this the process of or experience of settling into yourself. This can help you build compassion for yourself and others. When you feel confident, you often feel less threatened by others and more capable of responding with greater vision to small and large unpredictable challenges.
Now...the holistic principles of true wellness
In our western medical model we have 11 major systems of the body: skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, nervous, respiratory, endocrine, digestive, urinary, renal, lymphatic and reproductive. Western medicine largely assesses and treats them individually but all these systems are absolutely interdependent. Each is affected by the other with even small changes or imbalances of any kind. More importantly, we are perhaps one of the few cultures that does not recognize and raise our children with some knowledge of one more system...
The Chinese call this Chi, Japanese call it Ki, Yogis call it Prana
The Eastern medical model, highly effective and widely respected, gives the highest priority to the maintenance of this system missing in our understanding of the body. It was not identified by western modern medical researchers as they dissected cadavers to learn the structure of the body.
There are over 150 more names for this around the world. Scientists have called it a "Biofield" composed of the"Bioenergetics" of biological activity. Alternative practitioners call it "Life Force Energy," among other things. This system also interfaces with every other system of the body, and it is considered primary in the East because it can be the quickest, most effective and "easiest" to treat to support healing from disease or accident.
All the classes, tools, meditations, one on one sessions, and even the focus of nature at Rise are elements to help you experience, understand, support, explore, clear and maximize this system of your being that we refer to as your energy body. Even if you just want to relax and enjoy a spa-like atmosphere, improvements will happen in your energy body. Whether you know it or not, this is a factor in attaining good health. And it can be one of the easiest and most fun to explore, there are many ways to play...