Be Zen & Thin
In this 1st Fitness segment, I’d wanted to jump right into sculpting your dream god/goddess body. However, what I’ve found is while many people say they want that, we often lose motivation because the desire is superficial.
Our outer composition is a reflection of who we are inside. Not who we may like to feign we are but who we really are at our deepest levels. To an extent, that’s genetic. In other cases, it is a mind over matter situation. You can actually, Think Yourself Thin. (We’ll say thin, but we really mean healthy.)
For example. Homegirl may want to go from a size 22 to a size 12 but she won’t put down the fried chicken or go for a walk. She finds reasons why she can’t but rarely develops ways that she can. There’s nothing wrong with eating rich foods- in moderation- or not working out a day or 2. What we must have, though, is the mental discipline to prioritize and follow through with what is best for us overall. To not think about what we are losing, but of what we are gaining. It’s a matter of mental perception. Think good thoughts and good things happen– We’ve all heard that. Also remember, whatever you can do or not do for 30 days becomes habit. So, it gets easier as we go along
So, our 1st exercise involves strengthening our relationship with our mind and, in doing so, bridging the mind-body connection. We will learn to quiet unproductive thoughts and expand upon or gravitate toward more productive thoughts. This will give those positive thoughts a better chance at manifesting in our outer world.
As you practice your meditation, periodically give yourself positive affirmations about yourself and your life . Tell yourself that you love you. Express appreciation for the positive aspects of yourself. Develop a truly deep sense of self love. Most of us would go to the ends of the earth for those we love. When we truly and deeply love ourselves, our own temples to the Most High, we can give that type of energy to ourselves and the means to do so will come more easily to us.
The following video is very simple. There are no chakras or anything really technical discussed. I realize that new-agey stuff isn’t for every1. All you have to commit to now is 5-10 minutes a day of being quiet. Sit up straight. Breathe good things in. Breathe bad junk out. That’s it. Do this for 30 days and allow it to become part of your new and improved lifestyle.
For those interested in deeper meditation and chakras visit, Chakras and the KMT Tree of Life. I chose an African source for learning about chakras because those are the foundational teachings upon which the Indian chakra system is derived. The video below is a 20 minute guided chakra meditation session. Namaste
I absolutely love learning about this metaphysical stuff. I found a lot of sites, videos, and books while researching for this article. If you are interested in learning more or have info to share, drop a line in the comments section.