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International Mind-Body Wellness Day

International Mind-Body Wellness Day

January 3 is International Mind-Body Wellness Day, an opportunity to celebrate how a healthy mind and emotions mean a healthy body! Body and soul connection is integral to our overall health and well-being. Our emotions, purpose, spirituality, experiences, goals, beliefs, habits, and actions all impact mind-body harmony and overall health. That is why we celebrate International Mind-Body Wellness Day at the start of each year, because nothing is more important than creating the best possible, and what better time than the new year for a new you?
Bestselling author, TEDx speaker, and mind-body wellness expert, Jaya Jaya Myra knows the full power of harmonizing mind, body, and soul and its impact on physical health. Using only holistic strategies, including purpose and mindfulness, she healed herself of fibromyalgia, anxiety, and depression when allopathic medicine failed to help her. This led her to create The WELL Method and write The Soul of Purpose, looking at the direct connections between spirituality, purpose, and health.

History of International Mind-body Wellness Day

The concept of mind-body wellness has been around for literally thousands of years, and there are plenty of ways that we can elevate our mind-body wellness and promote overall well-being. Everything from mindfulness, meditation, diet changes, spirituality, gratitude, mindset, purpose, and even decor and colors can impact your mental, emotional and physical well-being!

Personalization isn’t new – in fact, it’s ancient.

Our purpose, goals, desires, beliefs, and physical body type are unique. Our most ancient healing systems, including Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine, recognized this and paved the way for other personalized approaches to bring the mind, emotions, and soul into a state of harmony.

Mind-body wellness expert and best-selling author, Jaya Jaya Myra, has a few tips on how we can celebrate International Mind-Body Wellness Day today and every day:

Use The WELL Method to create a personalized plan for a healthy mindset

Jaya Jaya Myra created The WELL Method to help people make a positive, healthy attitude. The beauty is that each person can customize it to their unique needs, beliefs, lifestyle, and personal ethos. Here’s the framework:

W – Work-Life Harmony

E – Expect/Enable Excellence

L – Live Your Purpose

L – Love, Not Fear

No matter your goals, The WELL Method can help you succeed and keep the essential things in life focused while reminding you that you are strong, worthy, and capable of anything! You can learn more about The WELL Method in The Soul of Purpose.

International Mind-body Wellness Day Timeline

3000–1500 B.C.
Considered to be the oldest healing science and arising from ancient Vedic culture, Ayurvedic knowledge originates in India and paves the way for many of the modern natural healing systems in the West.

3000–2000 B.C.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
This form of ancient Chinese medicine is developed and involves acupuncture, herbal medicine, cupping, massaging, and movement exercises like tai chi.

500 B.C.
Ancient Greek Medicine
The humoral theory, based on the idea that good health comes from a perfect balance of the four senses of humor: blood, phlegm, yellow bile, and black bile, is the primary medicinal system during this time, and Hippocrates developed the Hippocratic Oath.

The 1790s
Dr. Samuel Hahnemann began developing the form of complementary or alternative medicine called homeopathy, based on the idea that “like cures like” — small doses of a natural substance that causes symptoms can help improve those symptoms.

The 1860s
Involving the use of water for pain relief, the pioneers of hydrotherapy were Vincent Preissnitz and Sebastian Kneipp in the 18th and 19th centuries — it eventually spread to the U.S. when John Harvey Kellogg began using it in the Battle Creek Sanitorium.

The 1870s
A branch of medical practice developed by Andrew Taylor Still in the U.S., osteopathy is a ‘hands-on’ approach to treating medical disorders through manipulating and masking the bones, joints, and muscles.

The 1890s
Daniel David Palmer performed the first chiropractic adjustment on a janitor named William Harvey Lillard, who had partial deafness due to one of the vertebrae in his back ‘popping’ out of position.

Mataji Kawakami, a Japanese therapist, creates a healing style he calls Reiki Ryoho — a healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient using touch to activate the natural healing processes of the patient’s body and restore physical and emotional well-being.

The 1950s
Organic Farming
This movement begins to counter the harmful effects of commercial pesticides, artificial fertilizers, genetic modification, food additives, and growth hormones in farming and agriculture.

International Mind-body Wellness Day Activities

  1. Find your favorite mindfulness practice
  2. Practicing mindfulness can be done in so many different ways! The key is to find a technique suited to your unique temperament and primary type. Whether meditation or yoga, acts of kindness and service, mindful eating, or daily self-care and appreciation, mind-body wellness plays a huge role in improving the quality of life.
  3. Get a good night’s sleep
  4. Good sleep is foundational to lowering stress and keeping the body healthy. Before bed, try shutting off your devices at least one hour.

Why We Love International Mind-body Wellness Day

  1. Everybody needs a healthy mind
  2. The mind is one of the most powerful tools to create a healthy life and a better world. A positive mindset can lead to a more robust immune system, more vitality and energy, a healthy microbiome, reduced stress and cortisol levels, and even a balance of your hormones.
  3. Purpose creates better health
  4. Living a purpose-driven life can directly impact your physical health and lifespan. The goal is foundational to a healthy mindset: as discussed above, this boosts the immune system, helps the microbiome thrive, balances hormones, and so much more.
  5. Mind-body soul well-being transforms you and society too
  6. A healthy mind and stable emotions are the foundations of a tolerant and sustainable society. Want to make the world a better place? It starts with you. It takes a healthy mindset to create peace and tolerance in our community. As Jaya Jaya Myra says, “We have a collective responsibility towards inner-transformation to create a just, sustainable and peaceful world.”

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