Day 2 of my self care I began with Svaroopa Yoga! It was a tight day and I could of easily skipped it but my body wanted this healing, peaceful practice. So it was a choice in self care, exploring of it that had me go. We all know things we need but let our schedule push them out. I am thankful for going today for I had a great day and although it was busy, so much goodness was accomplished and my attitude so bright. It is so important to remember this when it comes to movement, a key piece to self care.
Our bodies are designed to move and in doing so we heal and clear our energy. Our lymph system of removing waste has no pump so just as a detox, movement key. It supports the junk to flow out of your system. Energetically, movement moves stress. Sound and movement are quicker than thinking is a shamanic law. To feel good, have a positive disposition, to support your state of being, movement is a key to self care. If we don't move, we don't expend energy, support our organs and systems and we will get toxic, lethargic, depressed and heavy. Our vehicle is designed to move just to run properly.
For woman, a key to our movement is that we like it and it connects us to our body positively. I don't do hard work outs because I don't like them. I save hard for biking, skiing, hiking and the other fun adventures of living. I consider if I want to maintain my strength and vitality for living, movement should just support my body. If you don't like it, you are also not as likely to stick to something and doing it may put you in adrenal stress which no one needs more of. Often very fit looking people don't have health for they stress their system. That is why we hear of the jogger guy dropping from a heart attack. Knowing how our body works, working with it and in ways it likes is key to self care. Pushing it's limits is not a long term health practice.
Woman need a positive body connect for they live more in their emotional nature, are more sense oriented or sensual as part of their child bearing gift and their intuitive nature is housed in the body. If we do not have a positive connect with our body, loving it, finding pleasure in it, adoring it in ways, it will not be good to us. It is a most magical body deva that runs it but she has a child like nature that doesn't like to be berated, scolded, told it is ugly and the like. I alert woman to this truth so they can better find ways to connect, love and play in this body. Connecting to their sensuality key and dance or flowing movement the other. These put us in this parasympathetic nervous system where we are to ride.
Often when we do strenuous things, woman are not physically made to do them, we create adrenal stress in our body. We are not like men and using this all the time causes health crisis to our body. We are in enough adrenal stress as it is. No need to make our movement for health add to it. Finding something you love to do that makes you feel good in your body will put you in parasympathetic nervous system of pleasure and oxytocin.
Do move your body but do it in ways you like. Ways that are gentle. Ways that make you thankful you have a body. Honor it. It does alot for us without us thinking. It will balance you to health as well of it's own innate way if you are kind, gentle and loving. Consider your body a child, train and love it as one and by all means move it in graceful, playful ways. That is my secret!
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