wicozani

wicozani (wē·chôˑ·zä·nē),

n Lakota Indian term for good total health, used to describe a healthy, well-functioning tribal community.
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Wicozani Wakan Ota Akupi (Bringing Back Many Sacred Healings).
The interconnections among family, tribe, and clan with moral, political, and ceremonial life all contribute to a sense of harmony and balance called wicozani (good total health) by the Lakota and hozhon (harmony, beauty, happiness, and health) by the Navajo.
When all these dimensions of the self are aligned or in balance, one experiences wicozani.
All of these elements are considered essential for wicozani.