I hope you are doing well and on a steady course to the goals you want to accomplish. Two of the most common behavior changes people want to make during this time of year are nutrition and fitness. What you put in your body and how you move it. Sometimes we do this to “lose weight” or “look better.” Those aren’t bad reasons to change, but generally people don’t stick with it if they don’t get some kind of pleasure or reward out of it.
Mindful movement- refers to moving your body while placing your attention and focus on really noticing and feeling what your body does throughout those movements. This is different than just noticing a pain point, such as feeling that your hamstring is being stretched during a forward bend in Yoga. You can move mindfully while doing any type of movement from running to biking, tai chi, or yoga. Just notice the sensations in your body and focus on the movement.
People who make moving their body a habit really enjoy it. They enjoy how Yoga calms their mind, increases flexibility, and protects them from injury. They run to relieve stress, boost confidence, or because it challenges them. What movement do you want to try this year? Have you always wondered about Tai Chi, or Pilates? Do you want to do your first 5k or learn to play volleyball? What is your movement goal for this year?
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Take Action Corner-Challenge!
Feel your Body and Notice Sensations
Notice Your Environment
Pay attention to your Posture
Breathe slow and deep
Set your intention for what you want to accomplish
Mind/Body Movement activities you may enjoy…
Qi Gong/Tai Chi