To Breathe and Connect With My Body
I do battle everyday with my rational and emotional selves! Both are competing to see who can race ahead somedays. I never really knew just how much I internalized until I started exercising! My shoulders go up, my fists clenched, and my breathing stops and starts.
Opening . . .
In some ways I am my greatest supporter and protector; however, at times that holds me back too! I am working on finding that balance though.
I am slowly learning to breathe better and deeper, especially breathing in through my nose and exhaling through my mouth. The one thing I still struggle with is making sure my exhale is longer than my inhale; deep breathing or belly breathing. In being able to deep breathe I can calm my mind and relax my body. Exercising has taught me to focus on my breathing and just knowing how to breathe properly helps me in general too!
Breathing . . .
I am gaining in so many ways by connecting to my body as well as my whole being! In learning how your body moves you can better connect to your body and yourself. I am able to tune in and listen to my body and my needs. I am amazed what I can do and what my body can do for me when I connect to it! I feel pretty good too by getting up and moving. I enjoy being an active person!
By exercising I can place my focus on the task at hand and engage in the activity and movement! I find my release when exercising. I am able to connect from within myself and project it outwards when exercising. I find my natural rhythm again and that gets me in sync with my whole being!
Being . . . (Photos by RSheridan)