For me health has to encompass both body and mind. I know for a fact that when I’ve been neglecting my mental health (usually through over-work) it impacts the rest of my life. I make less time for exercise, I don’t drink enough water or pay enough attention to what I’m eating and I don’t prioritise self-care.
I think what I’ve learnt through my yoga practice is that mindfulness is key. Paying attention to thoughts and feelings without judging them. Noticing when I’m feeling over-whelmed and as a result slowing down. Noticing what I’m putting into my body and how it makes me feel. Knowing when to move my body and when to stop and spend time with my family or have a bubbly bath.