As our world changes and evolves, so does holistic therapy. While some fads come and go, as people learn and discover new healing methods and share their knowledge, new practices arise. Many of these practices have existed in other cultures for a very long time, but the Western world is just catching up. The power of the internet made it possible to integrate the mind, body, and spirit even further with new findings and explorations of holistic therapy. Here are the latest trends that we have been fascinated with lately.
Breathing is an unconscious activity and humans take approximately 20,000 breaths each day without stopping to think about it! But when you do focus and control it, it can be a wonderful thing. Using breathwork to heal and become aware of the mind and body is an ancient practice that has begun gaining popularity in Western circles lately. Using the breath to alter your state of consciousness or simply to become more aware of your body is gaining popularity due to the mental and physical benefits it provides. Breathwork can increase mental clarity, relieve stress, and even improve your sleep - it’s no wonder this trend is rising and rising.
“Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.” So wrote Gustave Flaubert, the famed French novelist. Tidying and decluttering shot up in popularity thanks to Marie Kondo, the Japanese organizing consultant who’s methods for tidying and decluttering involves asking yourself if the objects you surround yourself with ‘Spark joy’. It’s no secret that many households have items, tools, clothes, and many other things they no longer use or even remember about. Decluttering your life is like relieving yourself of extra weight. Rather than throwing unwanted and unused things away, people trade, donate, and upcycle these items to bring a little bit of order to their lives.
While the power and benefit of the internet cannot be denied, disconnecting from being online and paying attention to your surroundings has been a much talked about subject. From blue screens that disrupt sleep to the effect of social media on self-image, our computers and smartphones have increasingly become extensions of ourselves that we overuse. Mindful and purposeful interaction with our devices can help us increase our attention spans and think twice about whether we need to check that notification. Products like the Light Phone, which links to your smartphone but has limited capabilities and encourages you to disconnect, apps that track your internet use and just leaving your phone behind when you go for a walk have all been acts individuals take to disconnect.
Done for millennia for religious reasons, fasting has been gaining popularity as a holistic treatment for weight loss, mental clarity, and creating a better relationship with food and eating. You may have heard the term intermittent fasting, which has several methods that can be employed, form the 16/8 method to alternate-day fasting. Whatever you choose, the quality of the food is just as important as consulting with a professional before starting.
The Final Word
Whichever trend you’ve tried or are wanting to try, we commend you for thinking holistically when it comes to your health. Our wellness services take into account your history, lifestyle, and health goals. Get in touch with us for a chat to learn how nature can be the best cure.