According to Wikipedia, Holistic health is a concept in medical practice upholding that all aspects of people's needs, psychological, physical and social should be taken into account and seen as a whole. A different definition, claiming that disease is a result of physical, emotional, spiritual, social and environmental imbalance, is used in alternative medicine.

Some people think that the metabolism is a kind of organ, or a body part, that influences digestion. Actually, the metabolism isn’t any particular body part.

It’s the process by which the body converts food into energy. You’ve likely heard of the phrase metabolic process used synonymously with the term metabolism, because they both mean the same thing.

Metabolism, as mentioned above, is the process of transforming food (e.g. nutrients) into fuel (e.g. energy). The body uses this energy to conduct a vast array of essential functions.

While we conveniently refer to the metabolic process as if it were a single function, it’s really a catch-all term for countless functions that are taking place inside the body. Every second of every minute of every day of your life – even, of course, when you sleep – numerous chemical conversions are taking place through metabolism, or metabolic functioning.

One proven way of increasing your metabolism is that of the Bikram HathaYoga Practice. Bikram's Hatha Yoga system is a series of 26 asanas, or poses, and 2 breathing exercises, or pranayamas, which work the entire body in 90 minutes. The asanas work synergistically and cumulatively to return the body, mind, soul to an energetic, balanced state. Yoga builds energy, stamina and flexibility. It incorporates strength, challenge, gravity, balancing, and most importantly, the tourniquet effect. The technique allows the stretching, squeezing, and massaging of internal organs, flushing out the cardiovascular system and stimulating the endocrine and nervous systems in order to release any deficient hormones and enzymes.

To learn more about the benefits of Bikram Yoga, or to take advantage of the Special Intro 30-day unlimited package, visit Yoga 108 located at 8229 Oak Street New Orleans, Louisiana or call them at (866) YOGA-108.

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Constance Drew, MBA, is a successful New Orleans businesswoman. She is an Intuitive Business & Life Coach-helping Solopreneurs, Creatives and Holistic Practitioners transform their ideas into profitable and sustainable businesses, as well as supporting the "Pay It Forward" program to promote entrepreneurs. As a seasoned business, marketing, speaking and writing expert, she applies her wisdom and knowledge to better her clients. She thrives on seeing business owners succeed. Visit her at A Business On Purpose or email her at this address.