Yogic Concepts of Holistic Health and Wellness

Om Lata Bhagat

Abstract


Perfect health is the way of attainment of peace and happiness. The concept of holistic health is becoming popular in last few decades in modern medicine, but it existed in traditional healing methods from ages. The present paper discusses the yogic perspective of holistic health and wellness. It describes the concept of “five sheaths of existence (Panchkosha)”and yogic practices to take care of these sheaths. Yogic meaning of well-being is physical fitness, mental agility and spiritual verve. Yoga is curative, preventive and promotive science of health and wellness which encompasses all aspects of life. We must understand and practice yoga to achieve holistic health and wellness.

 


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