What is the role NATURE plays with HEALTH? How are they connected?
The six best doctors:
…sunshine, water, rest, air, exercise, and diet….
Nature teaches us to slow down, to relax, and to breathe. To accept that everything will change yet nothing will hurry. Nature doesn’t judge. The benefits of being outside amongst the trees are almost hard to put into words.
When you are trying to shift your perspective, I highly recommend you shift your body into gear first. Move your bones, joints, organs and muscles… spending time in movement is the best medication for clarity.
We have the ability to change the brain, nervous system, and body by thought alone. We have all the power we need, we just need to move in order to activate it. What my clients quickly learn is that my focus is not to change their waist size, but to empower them to move their bodies without judgement.
I believe that most of our problems can be settled with movement when we find some space to think clearly. We have spent the majority of 2020 trying to create balance, yet finding balance in a world that is constantly changing isn't always attainable. So we must become adaptable. If there was a way to put my life on a scale and move things around so there was more "balance"... I would do it. It isn't possible.
Perhaps we need to find more rhythm and flow instead of trying to achieve balance.
We can't control the season, the hockey schedule, or the bills we need to pay - but we can listen to our bodies natural rhythm and needs. No matter who we are, we feel how Pilates enhances the everyday activities of our lives – whether it’s lifting up a child, or completing a multi-day cycling trip.
Now that’s a life worth living.
10 Principles of Pilates
10 Principles of Nature