Walk, run, skip, play outside with your children/grandchildren/dog, take the stairs…move your body every day.
By keeping the physical body moving + the breath flowing, the prana or chi (energy) will move and flow in ways that promote healing. Be amazed at how movement boosts your mood, shifts thought patterns, improves internal organ functions, and changes your outer appearance. First, find what movement works for you…dancing, walking with a friend, taking the stairs to your office every time, playing on the playground, or taking a group fitness class. There is no need to subject yourself to an exercise routine that doesn’t fit your needs and lifestyle or feels intimidating. That is not sustainable. Once the added daily movement becomes habit + part of your routine you can then being to explore other forms of movement. Until then….stick with what you know + what you are comfortable with.
Learn what types of movement are most beneficial for building transferable strength, increasing fluid movement and improving balance; then incorporate that movement into your weekly schedule. These types of activities require a will to strengthen and control the body, and ultimately the mind. When the body and mind are in sync + the breath is being brought deeper into the body more regularly, optimal health can be achieved.
Such movements include but are not limited to yoga, paddling, tai chi, rock climbing, metabolic training, martial arts, and functional strength training. The key is to find what works for you and stick with it.
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