Good morning all!
This continues from last week’s Sunday Chat about Reiki meditating.
Okay then, so now that you’ve sat around for a while being meditatively idle – you need to move!
Remember – all action stems from non-action so come on, enough Reiki meditating let’s get up and get moving.
And this movement should ideally enhance your breathing and flexibility.
Deep breathing increases your oxygen (O2) content and increased O2 content means a happy, healthy body.
With enough O2 the cells of your body can perform all their functions properly and without undue stress.
You can absorb energy easily.
You can utilize energy easily.
And you can dispose of waste products easily.
There’s a light aerated feel to your body 🙂
This gives clarity of vision and an animal like power store of energy – just ready to spring into action.
It’s no good leaping into action though, if your body is not flexible.
For just bending down to put your shoes on, could ‘put your back out’!
So a good choice of movement is one that, gently, increases and maintains your flexibility.
Tai Chi is a perfect example…
It gets you breathing deeply and it certainly keeps you flexible.
It appeals to my sense of dance, especially if we do it indoors to music – whilst appealing to Chris’s love of martial arts.
And, quite wonderfully, by slowing down with this form of exercise we find ourselves much more able to keep up!
Perhaps it’s because in creating this slow movement we find our inner stillness, and…
…come to understand the Yin and Yang of it all.
Perhaps it’s because of the extraordinary way a flexible body opens you up to a flexible mind…
With the ability to adapt, adjust, access and accommodate to new and exciting ideas, concepts, adventures, etc.
Who knows – whatever works for YOU is right for YOU!
It may do for you too – but everyone’s delightfully different.
Just find a way of movement that’s enjoyable for you.
Listen to your body… I like to walk in nature.
Others love to swim.
Some like to run or cycle.
Some like to join a gym, others use a video at home.
Whatever your preference, just get up and do it 🙂
And then do it some more.
Walk instead of using the car.
Use the stairs instead of the lift.
Then notice how the more active you are, the slower your pace of life becomes!
If it fails, admit it frankly and try another.
But above all, try something…
Franklin D Roosevelt
You started with non-action, using meditation, which has led you to action.
But remember, all movement leads back to stillness because, always, within one is contained the other.
Every day you should incorporate movement of some sort into your lives.
For it stills your restlessness and brings clarity to your thoughts.
When your path is uncertain it grounds you and gives you balance.
As you rush headlong to your destination, it slows you down so you may appreciate every step along the way.
So, no excuses… get going!
Start simply, and gently, with something you enjoy doing.
If you hate the word ‘exercise’, then call it something else…
After all, climbing peaks is strenuous at times but it does get easier with practice.
Fabulous – what a way to start the day, week, month, rest of your life.
Meditation and now movement…
Well done you! Soon get you in the swing of things 🙂
Next week’s chat is the importance of chocolate… ha ha ha!
Have a POWERFUL pacing or pottering weekend! 🙂