Teachings of the Body – Part I

 

The Body Scan

By Rucsandra Mitrea

 

How many times do you begin your workouts with an internal body scan? Do you breathe and feel how your body is doing in that particular moment? Do you take a few minutes to get in touch with your own body and then start your workout from an informed perspective?

If you do, than you know that this is maybe the most important part of a workout or training session.

If you do not, then it is time to start exercising your body in a more conscious manner. Continue reading

Learning to Listen – Part III

 

 

Discipline?

By Rucsandra Mitrea

We have seen how creating a partnership with the physical body is far better than dominating it and that following its signals rather than enforcing the mind’s will leads to a better state of health and well being (Learning to Listen – Part I).  I am not saying that discipline is not required when one is committed to creating and maintaining a healthy, strong, beautiful and harmonious body. On the contrary, Continue reading

Learning to Listen – Part II

 

 

The Miracle

By Rucsandra Mitrea

Albert Einstein said that “There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.”

I will paraphrase the great scientist and say: “There are two ways to live: you can live as if your body is not a miracle; you can live as if your body is a miracle.” Continue reading

Learning to Listen – Part I

 

 

Dominion or Partnership?

By Rucsandra Mitrea

In our culture we are used to dominate our physical bodies, to sweat them into submission, to use anti-inflammatory drugs to cover discomfort, to push them when they are tired, to ignore when they tell us to slow down, to override the signals that they send us. How many of us are truly listening, paying close attention to what our bodies are telling us? How many of us are even aware of the great wisdom and knowledge that reside in the physical body? Continue reading