May 15, 2024

A time for Inner Transformation: Insights from the Global Wellness Summit talk on Wellness Reimagined

Holistic Wellness, Relaxation, Longevity

In the midst of uncertainty and disconnection, the topic of Wellness Reimagined 2.0 and the rise of inner transformation was born from the discussions at the 2023 Global Wellness Summit lead by Victor Koo, which calls for a return to the roots of our existence – a harmonious coexistence with nature and a profound journey within ourselves. 

This reimagining comes at a pivotal moment, as the world grapples with the aftermath of a global pandemic and the consequences of a disunited society. As we continue to navigate through this turbulence, the solution lies not in the external rush but in the introspective pause and stillness we can find within ourselves. Through the practices of breathwork, immersion in nature, and embracing our interdependence with all life forms, we can pave the way for inner transformation and collective well-being.

The evolving landscape of wellness reflects a world in flux, grappling with the aftermath of the pandemic. In the "New Normal" marked by remote work and a newfound reverence for nature post-lockdowns, the enlightening Global Wellness Summit addressed wellness amidst infectious diseases and societal shifts. Wellness Reimagined 2.0 encourages introspection, alignment with nature and attunement to its wisdom. Amidst profound uncertainty stemming from disconnect with ourselves, others, the environment and animals, the summit highlighted the timeless principles from global cultures. These principles serve as beacons, advocating for balance, acceptance of imperfection, interconnectedness, and harmony with nature.

These timeless concepts for inner transformation include:

  • Lagom from Sweden- meaning ‘Not too Little, Not too Much’. We are constantly wanting more and more which is a classical way for us to be unwell. 
  • Wabi Sabi from Japan - ‘The Art of Embracing Imperfection’. Coming back to simplicity in Japanese philosophy a ‘perfect cup’ is not as special as a cup that is broken and put back together in turn making it Unique.
  • Ubuntu from Africa  - ‘Interbeing and Interdependence’.
    I am because We are. We are all connected, if others are not well it directly impacts the collective and then us as individuals.  
  • Tianren Heyi from China - ‘Harmony between Nature and Humanity’.
    Nature and Humanity converged into one or in equilibrium to each other. Being in nature after being locked down for so long.

With an increase in burnout and stress, we are in the midst of a Mental Health crisis. A lot of this is due to increasing inequality, social unrest and geopolitical conflicts. The inner transformation beckons us to embrace a holistic approach to well-being, acknowledging the rise of burnout and stress in a world that refuses to slow down. While the wellness industry traditionally focuses on health, fitness, nutrition, appearance and sleep, the missing pillars of emotional and spiritual wellness are brought to the forefront. Through implementing ancient practices like hot/cold therapy, breathwork, Qigong, and spiritual wisdom, we embark on a journey of inner transformation, nurturing our emotional and spiritual self.

Ways to nurture our emotional and spiritual selves to prioritise an inner transformation include:

  • Breathwork/Meditation/Mindfulness, schedule in your daily breathwork or meditation in conjunction with your Sunlighten Sauna or AirPod session. 
  • Being in nature, moving in nature and interacting with nature 
  • Move your body and connect with self through practices like yoga, QiGong and TaiChi.

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