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Gimme Ten

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I decided to incorporate affirmations during my exercise.  I do Pilates, but it doesn’t matter what you do.  If you are laying down, standing up, or walking, affirmations can be incorporated at any time.

We are all aware of the old exercise mantra: no pain, no gain.  That’s a negative affirmation.  Truth is, we are stating affirmations every day, so it’s beneficial to consciously direct the flow of those affirmations and be selectively discerning with our self-talk.

This could be a whole new wave of all exercise, incorporating mantras or affirmations.  Affirming and fully integrating the mind, body and spirit all at once.  It puts a whole other spin on “gimme 10”.  Instead of 10 pushups, how about 10 affirmations?!

Here’s an example of some of my affirmations, feel free to use them and/or make up your own:

I feel myself fully supported and grounded in the earth. (breathe and really feel the connection here as if there’s a golden cord that runs from the earth and up through your feet, all the way up through your spine and out the top of your head.)

My physical, mental, and energetic bodies are fluid and flexible.

I sink deeper into my stretches with every breath, and consciously acknowledge my connection to Spirit flowing through every cell of my being.

I allow the highest source of goodness to flow through me now.

I am present in this moment, allowing the comfort of a strong body to be my most natural state.

My body guides me to just the right movements.   I nourish and trust in my body.

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Angel Messages

 

 

You know ever since I moved here to Washington I wanted to find someone who did Pilates.  After I injured my back doing yoga, while training to be a yoga teacher, I took up Pilates.  And I was religious about it and in really good shape back then living in Texas.

I couldn’t find Pilates in my hometown out here.  Over time, I gradually gave up exercise period.  I’m at the grocery store yesterday and now they have these advertisements on the carts and there’s one for Pilates.  I call the number and she’s right here in my little itty bitty town.  She has all the equipment (I hate mat only Pilates) and does it out of her home for a third less of what I used to pay, and wait there’s more — she only does private sessions (I don’t like group Pilates either).  Who knew?

So today I pull an angel card and it’s a message to get back into exercise.  What kind of an angel says this??  The Pilates angel?  Too funny and yet so affirming.

We are heard, held, nourished always.  Whatever is right for us in the moment, it’s always there and available.

I have a home made well being card that reads: maybe love is waiting at the end of every road.  Never mind at the end of every road – love is here right now (Pilates angels, too).  And, I would add, there’s no maybes about it.

“There are two ways to live your life, one is as though nothing is a miracle, the other is as though everything is a miracle.”   ~Albert Einstein

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