What is the meaning of hauora?

Wellness of lifeWellness of life.

What does the term hauora mean?

What is Hauora? Hauora is a Māori philosophy of health unique to Aotearoa. It comprises: Taha tinana (the physical dimension) Physical wellbeing as well as the physical body, its growth, development, and ability to move, and ways of caring for it.

What are the 4 parts of hauora?

These dimensions or elements are: taha hinengaro – mental health and emotions; • taha wairua – spiritual health, • taha tinana – physical health, and • taha whānau – whānau as the epicentre of one’s wellbeing.

Why is hauora and wellbeing important?

Health and wellbeing are important aspects in our life. Hauora is a Māori view of health unique to New Zealand, and covers the physical, mental, social and spiritual needs that everyone has. Māori believe that each of these 4 concepts supports the others.