Your body is intricately designed to move freely, fluidly and with ease.
Movement is an important and effective natural medicine to prevent and treat many of today’s illnesses, and conditions. The research is strong and compelling.
In ten years working as an Exercise Physiologist I can tell you, the secret to moving more regularly is the mindset or approach from which we move.
So how can you move your body more consistently?
By re-connecting to your natural state of play and curiosity to rediscover what inspires and excites you to move. You will only move more often and feel good about it when you are inspired to do so.
It’s time for a shift in perspective when it comes to exercise and your body.
Rather than exercise driven by fear or hate of your weight or your body, move instead to feel good, vibrant and alive.
Instead of moving because you have to, do it because you want to.
Imagine moving joyfully inspired to curiously and creatively explore your environment. Dance, play, skip, walk, swim, explore with all of your senses engaged and bask in the beauty and richness of this sensory experience. This perspective will allow you to find your way back to that natural place of inspiration within you.
Get inspired to move and you’ll find your own unique form of movement medicine.
There’s no one blueprint for us all. We are unique individuals. What inspires me to move will be different to all of you. Just as what inspires me to move today is different to yesterday and last year. I find my inspiration through connection to nature, connecting in my community, knowing it’s cleansing my body, clearing my lymphatic system, clearing my head and keeping my energy levels high to sustain me throughout the day.
Take the pressure off yourself and make your new goal to move from that inspired place within you.