The Hawaiian healing arts are based in an ancient Hawaiian wisdom known as Ho'ola Pono (make correct health). Hawaiian healing utilizes several modalities to achieve permanent results:
◦ Physical bodywork and therapeutic touch known as Lomilomi
◦ Herbal and dietary recommendations known as La'au Lapaau
◦ Relationship mending known as Ho'o ponopono
◦ Spiritual counseling and guidance known as La'au kahea
Ho'omana is a Hawaiian word that means "creating personal power". It refers to the teachings and practices of the Kanaka Maoli or (original Hawaiians). These teachings were passed down orally for generations from the elders to the children.
Ho'omana is considered to be some of the most ancient and well-preserved teachings in existence from ancient times. The relative isolation of the Hawaiian Islands contributed to the ability of the Hawaiians to preserve these traditions. It wasn’t until the late 1700s, when Captain Cook came upon the islands, that the Hawaiians had their first experience with Western culture. This marked the beginning of a long decline in the preservation of Hawaiian culture and its ancient traditions.
Hawaiian principles offer a great deal to the understanding of manifestation. It also offers a way of living harmoniously in the world. Many of the teachings of Ho'omana appear in other ancient cultures that have had no contact with the Hawaiians, suggesting that these teachings come from a time far more ancient than recorded history.
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