I just got back from yoga and I feel amazing as usual. I don’t know why I am always pleasantly surprised by how these movements and poses, so simple, yet challenging, can change my whole outlook on life, but I am. My energy just feels different and I feel completely recharged. I have always been active, incorporating exercise as a part of my lifestyle for nearly 30 years now. When I was younger it started out to be something I did to do to stay in shape, and as I got older, I appreciated the health benefits of regular exercise.
I have always recognized how the quality of my life is better from regular, consistent exercise. But there was something more I now understand, that has even greater significance. Regular movement not only helps me to stay healthy and fit, but it changes my resonance, my chi when I do. I find that I project a more peaceful, happy energy and outlook throughout the day! It is called mechanical resonance and it is what happens when you move your body. Movement is a significant source of personal energy and results in a more beautiful and peaceful energy or Chi quality.
How you move and how much you move matters. If you don’t get enough movement, the energy from past emotional experiences is likely to stay stuck in your body and energy field. This energy pools around you and becomes heavy, and you not only feel lethargic, but this thick energy makes it harder to receive and harder for the Universe to respond to you.
On the other hand, if you stop and start over and over and move in an agitated or urgent manner, the energy signals you are sending out are very fragmented and your energy is more abrasive, which will naturally attract more of the same in the people and situations you encounter in your life. The goal is to exercise consistently in a relaxed, conscious and joyful manner. Smile and breathe. When you breathe deeply, get regular and varied types of exercise, and move in a comfortable manner for you, this will initiate a chi or life force energy that resonates in pure, peaceful and attractive vibrations!
A good way to add to the energy and the experience is to make a conscious intention to clear out any old, negative energy or emotions as you do your activity, whether it’s going for a walk or just stretching. Affirm that you’re cleansing your energy with each inhale and exhale. Also, paying attention to your posture is important. Good posture projects confidence and opens up your heart center, allowing you to connect with the Universe and everyone in it. Be joyful in your activity! Move your body because you love yourself, not because societal messages want you to believe you are not good enough and you need to change how you look.
Move for your health and fitness, yes, but also to change your vibration. Your body will respond to this new, improved energy and as it does, you will open yourself to a new vibrant sense of self as you begin to let go of the old energy and just relax into being fully you. When you do, you will never look at exercise the same way again. It is no longer something you have to do in order for others to approve of you or even you of yourself. It becomes something you look forward to for the energy it creates in and around you and the feeling of being at peace with yourself and the world.
Debra Betterly, PhD is an Integrative Wellness & Life Coach and Metaphysician whose passion is to help women expand their health, joy and purpose in midlife and beyond.
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