As a CMT I know that just the movement of muscles helps with other vital components of life - like helping to pump blood to the heart and other organs and limbs.
As someone who loves to dance I know it 'just feels good' - yoga too.
Then why do I constantly battle with inertia?
When I do yoga, or dance or take a walk I always feel better- and when I do these things for a few days in a row it's rather remarkable how much better I feel- even when I sleep.
After many years of starting too hard, I am actually pretty good at just doing 'some'. A little. Something that feels good but doesn't strain my muscles.
My guess for the moment is that self care, and opening into my body, my self is emotionally scary to me. In so much of my life, I'd rather hide.
Yes, there's a battle. In my relationships, my career - I know it's good, I know I can do it (probably better than I think) and yet, I just would rather hide. Is this just a fierce habit that won't let go?
As I get older, I NEED to move - to help my body feel better. If I don't, it just feels worse. Oiy!
And so I will remember that dance, and yoga, and a walk in nature are all to me a spiritual connection - a body prayer - an actual delight!
This is the frame I'll put around this practice of movement - a frame that inspires me to get moving!
What will your 'frame' be to inspire you to move?