Hi I’m Jo Owner of Jogaflows Wellbeing Studio, my vision is to create a space to support and make accessible to as many people as possible, overall well-being in the mind, body and soul, enriching and enhancing your lives.
With a belief that everyone deserves the chance to learn ways of looking after their well-being, fitness and health regardless of age, size, gender or lifestyle.
Training to forge together various aspects of well-being to support you every step of the way on your journey.
If you’re ready to jump into a wellness lifestyle that looks at the big picture, then holistic living is for you!
But what is holistic living?
Holistic living is a lifestyle that replenishes and nourishes your mind, body, and soul.
A holistic lifestyle is a way of living life that lets you look at the big picture – the whole person.
You don’t try to make your life better by focusing on one thing like eating well, personal growth, spirituality, or creating contributions. You focus on everything because it’s all interconnected.
One size does not fit all! The holistic approach allows you to look at yourself more closely- what do you want out of life? How do you feel about yourself at this current moment in time? What areas of your life do you want to improve on? By improving various areas, small steps at a time- you are drawing together all areas, as they are interconnected.
Improving your lifestyle overall, creating a lifestyle that nourishes your mind, body & soul.
and create a lifestyle that nourishes you as a whole. It's a way of thinking rather than an exact system.
Holistic living acknowledges that all three parts of your wellbeing are interconnected. Each affects the other. For example, if you aren’t getting enough sleep -body because you are anxious -mind, you may withdraw from your friends and family -soul. They all work together, and they all affect each other.
Investing time in looking after your mind is just as important as looking after your body.
We tend toward forcing ourselves into the expectations of what we think we 'should' do. Whether that's working harder, forcing positivity, or ignoring our emotions.
Taking a holistic approach allows us to step back and assess how we're feeling mentally. What are the thoughts and emotions going through your head? How are they affecting your life? Keep in mind that your emotions often manifest in your body.
From there, it's easier figure out what you need. For example, if you're feeling overwhelmed, you might need a mental break from creative work. If you're feeling anxious, it might bet time to step away from the expectations of social media.
It’s important to cultivate a healthy mind because our mindset ultimately controls our actions.
What we think, we create!
The body part of holistic living is usually the easiest to understand because it’s physical. We can easily see and measure the effects of nourishing the body.
Nourishing the body in a holistic way involves a lot of elements.
You know that it’s important to take care in determining the foods you eat. The more you nourish your body, the better it functions. And you also know that moving your body is important.
But when taking a holistic approach to nourishing the physical body, we also take into consideration things like sleep patterns, your body needs sleep to rebuild and replenish, our connection with nature, the types of products we use in and on our bodies, and the health of each body system.
In holistic living, we also focus on wellness – living in a state of good health. We want to live in a healthy state rather than having to fix problems as they occur.
The ‘soul’ can be harder to sort out, especially if you’re still figuring out where you fit into the world, or where you want to be. But that’s okay, nourishing your soul can help you get closer to that understanding.
Of course, nourishing your soul can mean spirituality, but it’s also so much more. Living life aligned with your values and living with purpose are both essential. Nourishing your soul requires deepening your connections with others and spending time on meaningful contributions to the world.
Over time, as you nourish ‘soul’ elements, you’ll create a deeper relationship with yourself and how you connect with and understand the world around you.