How many times do we stay out of and not connected to our bodies? I know a woman who did triathlons for years. After suffering a major car accident she’s having to figure out ways to let off the stream that used to run her never-ending engine since she can no longer run like she once did. She was intensely athletic as a way to literally run from painful memories by the way. The escape route out of the past isn’t always drugs or alcohol, sometimes people become the super achiever or the work-a-holic. (Quit talking about me) It got me thinking how so many of us forget to be in our bodies while others work their bodies to the point of exhaustion until something like an accident makes you stop and think. I’m guilty of both sides of that spectrum. For this woman, she’s having to stop running and sit, which is opening her mind. For others it may be time to stop sitting around and start running or doing whatever else it is that brings you peace and clarity.
There’s even an application for runners on Facebook now to give you motivation!
I personally love my bicycle, oh let me count the ways. I also love to dance like an ecstatic nut. I can’t even begin to end my ode to dance without exploding with glee. And yet, that playtime is the last on my list on too many days! After my own back injury I have been apprehensive about getting physical due to fear of the greatest pain I went through in my life. I guess it’s kind of like fear of new love after you’ve had your heart broken. Well, it’s time to get back in the saddle.
I have my eyes on these Five Fingers Shoes!! I’m daydreaming of dancing and hiking in them – perhaps at the same time. Maybe I should and start shooting funny dance videos – dare me!
Here’s a lovely video with my favorite bike and new fav young filmmaker too!
And just for fun, and some eye-candy, here’s a video of some other things you can do while dancing:
What do you do that gets you into your body and lifts your spirits? And if you’re unable to be physical at the moment like the woman who suffered through a car accident or those of you with, what do you do on the inner that helps you express your energy?