OUR BODY-MIND FORMS ONE SINGLE AND INSEPARABLE UNIT. YET MANY OF US SPEND COUNTLESS HOURS STIMULATING OUR MINDS, AS WE BECOME MORE AND MORE DETACHED FROM OUR PHYSICAL SELF. AND THEN WE ARE SURPRISED WHEN TIREDNESS SETS IN. SOUNDS FAMILIAR?
What if the source of nourishment for the mind actually came from conscious movement and body awareness?
It seems obvious that physical exercise is key to maintaining a healthy mindset. Top athletes are indeed living proof of this concept.
Read on to learn more about alternative ways to approach physical exercise.
It’s not about throwing yourself into an intense training programme, or pushing yourself to your limits, as this approach can be very demotivating for many people. It is more about finding or choosing an activity that sets your body in motion whilst encouraging you to be mindful or conscious of the movements that you are performing.
Sometimes, a simple walk with a fully conscious mind can be enough to enable us to refocus our minds.
Conscious movement is about setting your body in motion and focusing on a particular movement to fully understand it. You analyse it, and observe it without judgment, exploring movement with slow and intentional gestures.