Look! Up in the sky. It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Superman!
Most of us are NOT Superwoman or Superman but we are Super Humans with an incredible navigation system if we will just listen to our bodies.
Life is movement!
Somethings move faster than others. All movement has its own speed.
While some things move slow like a turtle, others zip past, like a speeding bullet.
Even inanimate objects move as their atomic structure is always in flux. You might not see it with the naked eye but it’s happening nonetheless.
As we sit in our chair working, our heart is busy pumping our blood that circulates; moving lymph to clear out toxins to protect us from disease and cells are busy converting nutrients from food into energy. If we attempt to sit as still as possible and relax all of our muscles, our breath breaths us. Unless of course we’re holding it, and that creates a whole set of problems in our bodies in and of itself.
Our bodies constantly give us signals to move. When we listen to them and heed the call, giving them what they need, they take good care of us.
The wind softly blows and we feel the gentle breeze on our skin kissing our face, grateful for the experience. As the wind kicks up and it gets colder we feel the change and get up and either go inside or put a coat on. All day long we have messages that our body is trying to send us. Our shoulders may start gripping which creates tension in our jaw and muscles. Referral patterns develop as other muscles chime in to get in the action and pretty soon we can become as tight as a string on an instrument, that pops when too much pressure is put on it.
What messages does your body give you?
Do you listen?
Do you heed their warning or ignore their messages?
It’s not much different from listening to when we’re hungry and what we are hungry for and then giving our bodies the foods they need for optimum health.
It’s the same with feelings. Ignoring them doesn’t work and listening to every whim isn’t helpful either. But If we know what we are feeling, we can communicate, adjust, walk away, cry, laugh, yell if necessary, meditate, move etc, so we don’t let things fester. When we don’t listen to our bodies energy gets trapped which converts to stress where dis ease can manifest. When we don’t have healthy avenues of expression to release these feelings, they can remain stagnant in our bodies much like polluted waters.
Life becomes a constant adjustment and adventure when we listen intently to your bodies needs and give it what it’s asking for.
However, if we ignore it, it will act out sending you messages of pain and dis ease until it gets so loud, we have no choice but to listen.
If we aren’t on a schedule with time constraints, we might be able to do a better job and act on the messages we receive. Moving too fast creates tension or falls etc. that can really set us back. However, when we have more time on our hands, we can easily move into lethargy and become anxious and depressed letting our mood and mind dictate and we can become inert. Because most of us have schedules with things we have to do, setting a time in our day to move with time blocks are helpful to assure we get the exercise we need.
Whatever the case may be, start listening to the messages your body is giving you and act on them. Our body has an innate intelligence so give it the respect it deserves. It is a gift, our sacred temple, which we are lucky enough to live in.
“Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, “Wow what a ride!”
― Hunter S. Thompson, The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967
Now get out there and make it a great day!
I hope you enjoy this video of combined movement. You may decide to do it in chunks if not all at once. It starts out slow and builds up. There’s light background music but it might not be loud enough, so choose your favorite music and crank up the volume. Remember to listen to your body and go at your own pace.
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful workout and rest of the week!