The premise of these Movements is based on my belief that we are Physical, Mindful, Spiritual, and Emotional beings. These are the components in each and every one of us. To live a more balanced and full life, being in tune and in touch with each of these four areas of our beings is essential.
Anytime I am feeling stagnant, I take a brisk walk or jog to get my juices flowing. This is a quick and easy way to get your body centered and moving for one main purpose—to feel one with yourself. When your body is feeling as one, it gives you the physical and mental power to be in action. Consequently, you end up in a higher vibrational mode than when you started. Another wonderful way to get those creative juices flowing is by dancing! Put on a favorite playlist and dance like no one is watching. Dancing is, in my opinion, one of the most complete forms of movement. It taps into all aspects of your being: physical, mindful, spiritual, and physical. It can be very exhilarating if you choose it as your “go to” movement!
If you are feeling in a funk, anxious, distracted, or unmotivated, don’t start THINKING, because this will get you to start OVERTHINKING! Instead, get up and start doing something totally different. Start cleaning, organize your room, hop in your car, or take a quick shower (it helps tap into your head chakra), and then begin to say the following words to yourself (and if you say them out loud, that’s even better): I AM ENOUGH. I AM ALIVE. I AM LOVE. I AM LIGHT. You can also choose your own mantras. The point is that they empower and inspire you.
My other tip for mindfulness is being aware of the thoughts you are having. If you are moping around thinking, “I can’t do this,” “Why can’t I figure this out?” or “Why can’t I just be more productive/creative?”—just STOP! Recognize that the negative self-talk is leading to negative thinking, which is inhibiting your creative flow. Instead, begin to say (similar to the Mantras above), “I got this!” “I can create anything I choose,” or “I am always creative and productive.” You get the gist. Our words and thoughts are that powerful. Practice this positive self-talk and mantras, and let me know what happens.
Oftentimes we need to take time to just be with our highest self. This is the time to quiet our minds and focus on our spirit, our soul. Meditation is one of the most beautiful ways to do this. It helps ground you and get you in touch with that part of you that is really your essence, your life force, your power. Begin by taking some deep belly breathe (your body will cue you on when to stop), and then begin to silently give thanks. I call this my gratitude meditation. During this meditation, I give thanks for all that I am and all that I have in my life, even if I don’t have it yet. This is very powerful. There are really wonderful meditations you can find via youtube. Just in case, I'd like to provide a link to a guided meditation done by my wonderful friend and colleague, Elysha Maughan. I hope you find it helpful.
Check in with your inner self and ask, “How am I feeling?” and begin to journal what comes to mind. Then proceed to write down how you want to feel. The third step would be to list the things that would help you feel the way you want to feel. Lastly, pick one of those things you just listed and begin to do it. In no time, you should begin to feel motivated, focused, powerful, or however it is you want to be feeling.
Another great way to tap into your emotions is to reach out to someone. Call a friend or mentor, and express your feelings to him/her. This will help you get out of your head. Getting in touch with your feelings can be one of the most difficult yet essential ways to help you get back on your path of joy, love, and peace with yourself. Remember to say, “I am feeling” or “I feel” when you are talking to your friend/mentor/coach. This will help you focus on expressing your feelings, and not your thoughts.
To conclude, the key component in helping you move forward in each of these areas of your life is SELF—AWARENESS!
by Guisela Pinto Caballero
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