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health and wellness - what is it?



Health and Wellness in the Modern World

Among the many things in life that we value, where does health fit in? Health is seen as a resource for everyday life, not the objective of living. Health is a state of being; either you are healthy, or you are not. Wellness on the other hand, is a process, a continuous moving toward a greater awareness of yourself and the way in which environment, interpersonal relationships, nutrition, fitness, stress, and other factors influence you. You work toward becoming the best you can be without traditionally accepted limitations regarding your age, your race, or your genetic blueprint.

Illness and "health" are opposite states, but you can be ill and still enjoy "wellness" if you have a purpose to life, a deep appreciation for living, and a sense of joy. "Health" is a pretty simple concept; wellness on the other hand is a multifaceted and complex concept that involves much more than simple physical condition. Health is not something that is available to everyone. Moreover, wellness becomes a matter of self-evaluation and self-assessment. You may continually work on learning, and on making changes that will enhance your state of wellness; you can take the reins. Everyone despite physical limitations, disease, and ability, can enjoy wellness. Wellness is a full integration of physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual well being - a complex interaction of the factors that lead to a quality of life.

What is Health and Wellness at Monterey Bay Healing Tao about?

Health and Wellness at Monterey Bay Healing Tao provides classes and healing modalities with training and learning experiences that enable one to accept a definition of "health" that goes beyond mere freedom from disease, and encompasses the notion of wellness. Inherent in that task is the recognition that behaviour: physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual, plays a role not only in the development of disease, but in our ability to resist and prevent disease, and maintain optimum health.

Life style practices in health and wellness at Monterey Bay Healing Tao offer classes, learning experiences and treatments to improve health knowledge, health behaviours, and address underlying health conditions. This process incorporates wellness practices into daily life and places personal responsibility squarely with the individual.

What will I gain by choosing classes or healing modalities at Monterey Bay Healing Tao?

  • You will be offered classes in Taiji (Tai Chi) and Qigong meditative practices that provide you opportunities to develop and understand theoretical, practical, and abstract concepts related to a healthy life style with emphasis given to stress management and fitness.
  • You will enhance your self-confidence, develop physical and leisure challenges.
  • You will be able to apply knowledge gained through practice and experience to your personal growth, and health and wellness goals.