As usual there is always a natural eb and flow to my movement practice on the road - and it becomes more organic as my way of living.
This past week and a half I’ve really made a shift - spending a lot of time going inward as I last wrote about. My workouts have consisted of starting my day with restorative yoga class (hahaha - with lots of child’s pose) followed by (mostly) sunset lap swim - when I am swimming I’m not keeping track of time and no rigid distance restrictions ... just playing with different breath patterns and strokes variances focuses on each lap one at a time, enjoying a chance to be purely present.
I check in with my body every day and ask what it wants - rather then pushing upon it what my mind wants... a few days I’ve gotten creative with some rocks and could really enjoy a couple mini strength sessions - while other days I focused on body weight only.
Then for the big joy..... this week I rediscovered HOW much I absolutely love sharing movement with others ... I was lucky enough to have the chance to teach a general body weight movement/play class and share my passions and I seriously felt lit up. I had almost forgotten HOW much this means to me - and getting to move with other passionate people and share ideas and concepts and ways to move with them was truly a joy... and I realize this is also a part of the fit journey - discovering what lights us up and sharing it. ❤️🙏🏼 After the first class everyone had so much fun they requested more !!! What a true joy.
This week I treated myself to a Reiki healing session, which is basically energy work. Our focus of the session despite my many random “physical” ailments was a strong emotional and spiritual healing practice ... and this seemed 100% appropriate and I know inadvertently it was working on the physical - because my physical is purely a manifestation of my emotional and spiritual health. We can not have state of health in one area while the others are distressed. It always bleeds over. I’m aware of this - though sometimes the act of knowing doesn’t just make it better - we still have to do the work.
I truly believe that we ALL have the power within for our own healing beneath the stories, the conditioning, the noise, and the limited belief patterns... so sometimes, until we can really come back into our bodies as a soul and connect ourselves to allow for our own healing to flow through us, we may need the assistance of someone else who can create the space for, and facilitate our healing practice. I’m not embarrassed to admit I’m still in the phase of needing guidance and support... but I remain faithful that one day I will be able to open up enough and quiet the mind enough to allow my own healing power to flow through me. I look forward to that day, and for now celebrate and allow myself to be exactly where I am, appreciative for the people who come in my life and can assist me on this journey through their gifts.
If you need help in your journey - find someone - allow them to create that space for you, but hold your power and always trust that your body, (mind and spirit) all have the capacity for healing always.
What does it mean to me to stay fit while traveling? For me, It means find and maintain my balance, and continue to practice self love ... everyday I do something that really shows love toward myself and then in the same instant I see a way I’m still acting out of alignment - but, just even being able to observe this without judgment is love in and of itself.
Learning how to detach from needing my body to look a very specific way will be my hardest part of all... but only when I detach and truly embrace what is can I allow what greatness will it become.
On a side note - pertaining to balance - I’ve been noticing my soul calling me to disconnect - so I’m thrilled that I’ve been able to create space for 3 nights to go camp by myself, turn my phone off and just be with nature. I am very excited!!!! I am having tons of fun with friends, and I have the moments where the ego kicks in and tries to tell me what if I miss out - but being authentic and responding to a strong internal pull is never missing out - rather dropping in fully. I can’t wait ❤️
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