Love, Respect, Nourish, Repeat

I invite you to pause for a moment and ponder what makes you, you. Not in a mental sense, but in a completely physical sense. Think about the muscles and bones in your body and how they work when you’re practicing yoga, or walking down the street. And mentally observe your internal organs and how they work in harmony both day and night to keep you healthy, happy and alive.

The intricacies of how the body works is something that many people take for granted. For the most part we all run a life of repetitiveness, which is a good thing, the body likes regularity, but we wake up, eat, go to work, after a little while we eat some more, work some more, go home, eat again and then go to sleep, wake up and repeat. Granted there are some errands, appointments and meetings in there, but in our busy lives, do we take pause to think about what our body is doing inside to keep us performing these everyday tasks? Chances are, probably not.

This is just a preview of what I wrote on the Strala Blog today.  To read the rest, click here.

Happy Monday!

4 thoughts on “Love, Respect, Nourish, Repeat

  1. Thank you for writing this lovely post (and the full version on Strala blog). I needed this today; I’m feel unusually anxious, even to the point of not being able to focus on practicing my yoga session. Yet after reading your post on the physical self and connecting your mind/body and treating it with the respect it deserves brought me right out of my anxious state. It reminded me to look inward, truly inward, beyond my deep thoughts and to the processes and daily functions my physical self goes through. I listened to my heart beating, my breathe coming in and out of my lungs and my stomach making it’s usual digestive noises. Sometimes that is all you need to help you re-focus and stay calm by listening to the calming sounds of our bodies working hard to keep us healthy. I sometimes forget that my body has no choice but to go along for the ride with whatever I put it through (eating something I know will upset my system, binge eating or mentally stressing), it is forced to adjust to it’s ever changing environment based on what my mental state provides. I need to be more mindful of the long term effects to help me stay focused on what is truly best for myself over all.
    Sorry for the long winded response to your post, you’ve just very much inspired me today and brought me out of a funk with your words.
    Much appreciated! 🙂

    • Hi Meaghan! (I checked out your blog :)) You are so very welcome. This is by far the nicest comment I have ever received. I am so happy I was able to help you out of your funk. I definitely have had days like that too. It’s hard to shake that feeling but I’m so happy my post inspired you to delve deeper and relax a bit. So, thank you too!! Hugs! Keep in touch.

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