"our minds are confused and our spirits are in turmoil. We need knowledge and understanding, but we also need experience, participation and engagement. In other words, we need a practice.
Beautiful Practice is a multi-disciplinary guide to the art of living skillfully in the modern world." Frank Forencich
Mindset is important because our minds control everything! Movement, moods, minds, motivation... If you don't engage the mind in movement you find yourself in this body doing one thing, mind somewhere else..disconnection and for me and you in the end means bordem or injury/ suffering maybe pain.
When you find meaning you participate fully and engage completely with life, you take action and accept risk. Giving you strength to make changes, feeling alive in the long run promoting good health.
1 Find meaning in your training/movements. When we do things we love, You are more likely to stick at it and when your mind is engaged, your body totally gets on board, creating much more purpose, thus making it pleasurable. So if it's dance, sking, sports you loved at school, surfing, boxing, playing freezbie with the kids.. anything that makes you want to move do it. Find your love, your purpose for movements that is what is going to keep you going, keep you engaged. Weight lose will be part of the process if you need it but that shouldn't be your main goal. The brain does not recognise that goal. No mammal would use weight as a motivation to movement, they hunt, roam to find more food, find shelter, breed.. . In our lives now the immediate or inspiring reasons to move, feed and breed, even rest has taken a whole new meaning. We sit all day, food comes to us, we don't rest enough and even breeding is getting hard.
Now the good news!
Move through out the day, it's how the body is meant to be.
Don't sit all day, introduce the full squat daily where you can, if sitting.
Make time to breed, enjoy your conection with another human, offer a massage or just watch T.V off, Light music, lights low, go for a walk, play.
Stop and breath. Masses of research show how just slow down your breathing can lower heart rate, calm the mind, you enhance your senses more. Sound call it meditation, it call it making time for yourself. Lay down close your eyes and feel the breeze, listen to the sounds, your breathing, notice where you are breathing into in your body. Where are you holding tension-let it go. Let your body surrender to the floor, bed, chair where ever you can take that moment do it even if it's at work. 2mins in the loo to breath...very powerful.
2 TOUGHER THAN YOU THINK
HOW OTHERS SEE YOU IS NOT IMPORTANT. HOW YOU SEE YOURSELF MEANS EVERYTHING..
WHEN WE LOOK IN THE MIRROR WOULD YOU SEE THE LION OR DO YOU SEE THE CUB? WE NORMALLY ALWAYS SEE THE CUB BUT WE ARE AT THE TOP OF THE FOOD CHAIN FROM NOT BEING CUBS. WE ARE HERE FROM BEING STRONG, RESILIANT AND ADAPTABLE SO SEE THE LIONS IN YOU, EVEN IN TOUGH TIMES AS NASSIM TALEB PUT IN HIS BOOK ANTIFRAGILE 'TOUGH TIMES MAKE TOUGH PEOPLE'
It promotes positive emotions and helps our attention and concentration