ON THE MOVE
Have you been on the move?
The reason I ask, is with the cooler weather we all tend to slow down and be less active (and some add a few extra unwanted kilos for winter warmth). Slowing down is ideal at this time of year. I've recently taken an axe to my calendar and reduced the amount of things I have going on so I can have more still time and focus on myself and the changes that are happening in life and my body. Mmmm, it's been interesting. I discovered that I am not that great at slowing down.
What has been interesting is how much more I become aware off when I am not rush, rush, rush all day.
The subtle signs, that have a big impact.
The deeper breathing, that allows more relaxation.
The awareness of what types of food is doing what, too my body - what my taste buds desire isn't always what my body requires. ( I was sure dark chocolate was a food group!)
I am fortunate, I get paid to work out every time I have a massage client and I fit in a cross section of other activities like yoga, my core work out and running through the Noosa National Park. So even though I am slowing down with life, I am still maintaining a movement routine.
What are you doing to help maintain your body?
Are you changing the foods you eat with the cooler weather?
Are you having a slower movement routine - works well with cooler muscles!
Are you taking notice of what your body requires for movement or still being stuck in the old - 'I have to exercise 4 times a week for 30 mins to maintain my fitness' paradigm?
What movement brings you a great deal of joy? I'd be choosing more of this...
* Image credit: Sukhashanti - warm up before you try this one, and no, I can't do this...Yet!