Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Enlivening Our Health

By Doctor Sheila Patel - Staff Physician and Director of Health Programming
- The Chopra Center for WeIlness

Our health is a constant interplay between body, mind and spirit.

An imbalance in any of these areas of our lives can lead to dis-ease and can potentially keep us from feeling vital and healthy.

By harnessing our body's innate healing abilities, we can move closer to health. In fact, even with the most powerful medical treatments, we also need to engage our natural healing in that process in order for it to be successful.

To move more toward more healing, we first must identify and acknowledge what is that is currently challenging us - whether it is emotional, physical or spiritual. Once this is done, we can then engage in practices to release theses challenges.

Through the active process of release, we then open up the space to bring in healing and nourishment. This brings us closer to a state of complete balance of body, mind and spirit.

Through meditation and other practices such as yoga and mindful eating we allow our body mind and spirit to exist in their natural state of balance where health is then revealed.

I am participating in the Chopra Center's 21 Day Meditation Challenge. This was the Day 9 Pre-Meditation intro.
They have a 21 Day challenge every season and it really is always great!