Creating an exercise program that supports and nourishes you, body, mind and spirit can, well, get complicated in the midst of information overload.
As far as making choices and decisions around exercise and movement we can tend to get caught up in the Head, the ideas, the beliefs of others.
The Truth about exercise is, it’s a personal and intimate connection with Your Self. Exercise provides you the opportunity to Feel~ into Your Body.
There’s also the element of Connecting into Your Spirit and Opening Your Mind.
Feeling into your body, is the essence of Feeling, touching upon your Senses. It gives you permission and freedom to explore How you Feel and, What you Feel. With these Feelings, initiates the passageway to Your Spirit and Your Mind.
Exercise brings your body mind and spirit into a synergy where the passageway is Free Flowing. Through the movement of the body with the breath, motion and action, comes inspiration and ignites the Spirit. It’s there the Mind sets itself Free. The power to Feel into Your Self, Connect with Your Spirit and Open Your Mind.
Why then are so many people disconnected from themselves during exercise?
Exercising has been looked upon as an outward activity, to get a better body, tone up, do more. It has been labeled as, a need to do, to look a certain way. So the cycle of doing to get results shapes the way most people exercise, and leaves a wake of hopelessness when the results seen futile.
The first step to being in an exercise program to achieve success is finding how you feel. Don’t hide how you feel, listen to how you feel. If the choice of exercise you’re doing doesn’t make you feel good, sit with that, make a change. Exercise is the ability for the body to express itself in motion, with movement that feels good. That means let go of judgments, expectations and other people’s viewpoints of how exercise “should be”. Exercise, when centered on feeling good, sets up your personal and intimate connection with your body….. mind and spirit. From feeling good, you begin to nourish your spirit, that place within where all possibility lie, present in the moment. The mind joins in open, with conviction and power of what’s possible in that moment.
This is a process, like wash rinse repeat. It does take practice and it takes Trust. Trust to allow your feelings to lead the way, steer your body, mind and spirit.
How do you make this happen, find this place of being in your feelings?
Listen. Listen to the voices in your head, listen to the movements in your body. Listen to the message of your heart. And notice when you listen, what emotions come up. Do you notice, joy, happiness, pleasure, fun, creativity, inspiration? Or do you notice sadness, discontent, a disconnect, maybe a flood of emotions that shake you to your core. If your emotions are sadness, discontent, unhappy, disconnect, allow them to move through you. Let them be, let them go. This gives way to freedom within your spirit, and space within, along with a place for the mind to let go.
Finding your way through exercise to emotions of joy, happiness, pleasure, fun, creativity, and inspiration. Feel these emotions, embrace them. When in them, soak in all the goodness they give you, the nourishment, the contentment and fulfillment they make you feel.
Begin to notice the feelings, notice how they inspire you, how they make you feel, the loosening of inhibitions and the joy of freedom. Exercise, the inspiration of your body, what it can do and how it makes you feel!
You begin here, building your fitness and exercise program with this foundation. Your spirit will get stronger. Your mind will gain more focus, more clarity and your workouts will flow with more energy, excitement and intensity.
Find Your Self ~ Body Mind Spirit ~ Feel Connect Open
Illuminating the Riches Within
Priestess of Passion