Welcome to my Blog! As an adjunct to my clinical practice, I created this blog to provide information and support for individuals and couples who can benefit from my psychological and spiritual expertise. I offer psychotherapy in a safe and confidential environment, as well as, dynamic workshops on spirituality, conquering fears, overcoming hurdles and breaking through general apathy.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
YOUR LIFE A-Z: MOVEMENT
ENJOY THE PLAYFULNESS OF MOVEMENT
MOVEMENT is absolutely essential to your wellbeing. Whether it is touching your toes ten times or walking around the block ten times, it is important to MOVE. Physical MOVEMENT also increases your resistance to depression, increases your immune system, and keeps you younger and agile as you MOVE through the stages of your life. It is impossible to maintain a sour attitude if you MOVE your body and focus on letting breathe and life within. MOVEMENT requires that you focus your attention to your body and often in our Western culture we forget we have a body. There is a mind-body disconnect that can be healed via MOVEMENT and focus. Focus on your body and MOVE it slowly and purposely. Stretch your body with MOVEMENTS that require you to focus on “further” than before. Stretch upward and MOVE downward. MOVE to the right and then to the left. MOVE for your enjoyment and health. Swimming is also a great way to MOVE your body with little effort. If you will MOVE for 10 minutes a day you will gain more energy. If you change your position and MOVE to the back of the room you will gain a different perspective. If you re-arrange your furniture by MOVING it around it will elevate your mood and give you a sense of newness. If you MOVE a plant to different location you will smile at the change of attitude in a room. MOVEMENT is key to changing your mood in a matter of minutes. MOVE your body or MOVE your environment around and notice the internal change.