The Six Pillars of Health: Mindful Movement

Even before birth we were engaging in mindful movement. Our mothers celebrated your movement in the womb. There was joy and disdain when the baby was active and kicking. Our bodies are meant to be in motion. You have heard the saying “the body that is in motion stays in motion”? It is so true. Our bodies need to be in motion to support our optimal health now and in the future. We want to make sure we maintain our mobility as we age. It is proven that a sedentary lifestyle is one of the primary contributors to a lack of mobility. We can improve our experience by taking small steps every day to improve our level of movement and physical strength and mobility.

When we think about the mindful movement, I am suggesting that we create activities that include the following elements:

  • Range of motion and locomotion
  • Intensity of movement – HIIT is very effective in meeting this element.
  • Regular changes in position and planes of motion.
  • Volume

When looking at the components of movement we want to make sure we are including exercises that promote:

  • Balance
  • Agility
  • Speed
  • Power
  • Strength
  • Stamina

As I was writing this article I realized that my current practices do not include many of these components. I am in the process of partnering with a friend and colleague for a 21-day Self-Care reset to add some of these components to my current practices.

Also, join me as we will be going into this pillar more deeply in my upcoming Self-Care training class “Embracing the Six Pillars of Health”. Keep your eye out for this masterclass we are offering after the first of the year.

Much Love and Light

Deborah

 

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