My mind-body prescriptions and holistic approach to healing is based on five pillars:
Body: The environment in which all other systems must function. This is the foundation of all my prescriptions. Reconnecting with the body is essential to all mind-body programs.
Mind: In eastern tradition, there are two kinds of mind: the emotional mind ("monkey" mind) and the wise mind ("horse" mind). The ancient texts say, "Seize the ape; Obtain the horse."
Breath: This is the primary tool with which to calm the mind. The "banana" used to capture the monkey.
Spirit: This is what is evoked when Tai Chi and Qi Gong teach you to connect to the earth and the heavens. It can be "raised" and "cooled".
Energy: Lastly, the product of the other building blocks being regulated, balanced, and coordinated. This is exactly what you think. A well that you can pull from, keeping you feeling young and alive.