Strength on Purpose: Tools for Awakening through Mindful Fitness

Strength on Purpose: Tools for Awakening through Mindful Fitness

 Can we bring meditation and fitness together?

The body is an alchemical vessel. Everything we do with our physical body affects our energetic body. Therefore, taking an hour to workout is a huge dose of potential transformation that is often underutilized! In our culture right now exercise one of the main ways that people disembody and move away from the experience of the moment. A workout that makes your world a better place is a practice of intentional, focused awareness of mind, the merging of breath with movement, and dynamic alignment of the body.

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Culture of Posture Blog Series #2: Heal Your Spine with Head Carrying

Culture of Posture Blog Series #2: Heal Your Spine with Head Carrying

Putting a small weight on the head is the best way to re-train the spine to rest in a friendly relationship with gravity. If you have to carry on your head it keeps the rest of your spine honest. You get immediate feedback if you are slumping, crunching, flattening or exaggerating your spinal curves. This technique has had a tremendous healing effect on my back (and my life) and the backs of my friends, students and clients over the last few months. Try it while you're working and walking to reduce neck and back pain over time. When we are talking about creating healthier habits in the human body, little things make a big difference and have a domino effect on all areas of our lives. The more intimate we become with our body, the more we offer our awareness and intention towards living more comfortably in our vehicle, the more energy we have to offer our fullest selves into the world in service of others.

 

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