Exercising and movement from within

Exercising and movement from within

Exercising and movement from within

Exercise is defined as a subset of physical activity that is planned, structured, repetitive and is intended to improve or maintain physical fitness[1].

Movement is defined as a change of position or an act of moving and is carried out by the skeletal muscles that require energy to move[2].

While both may be correct in one way or another, it is only the intellectual definition that is offered, presented not with the true understanding of both that we have in and through the physical body.

Let’s start with movement. Movement we can say begins with the simplicity of the in-breath and out-breath of our lungs, which supports our body and all its functions. The internal health of the body has a direct impact on the outward physical movement we see each day when we observe ourselves and others in life.

That movement defines the living ways in which a human relates, acts and integrates with life and others on a day-to-day basis. It defines the activities in which the human vehicle can express in both voice and physical motion.

If movement is the key foundation to all activity, why then is not more importance given to the quality of the movement within and through the human vehicle.

The true quality of movement, which comes from within, provides the true foundation for our outward movement, which supports us to move in a way that makes us fit for life in a way that sustains our body, rather than trying to achieve an outer ideal of fitness or form at the body’s expense.

We often take it for granted that our bodies will just continue to work on demand, no matter how and what we do to them.

The intelligence of the human brain is often considered the height of success and something to be revered. Yet the human brain which resides inside the body and is thought to govern its existence allows the complete disregard and more often than not the total abuse of its vehicle’s movement and exercise.

How can an intelligence so grand and seemingly forward thinking at times destroy and debilitate through unloving movements, the one thing that supports its existence?

Movement therefore is the key ingredient that first must be understood and accepted as the gateway to all life. The way in which you feel and relate to your body directly impacts your thoughts and conscious awareness in life.

The body in essence is very tender and gentle in its truest form and the more we begin to observe and connect to our bodies, the more is then revealed and learned about its needs, what supports it and what does not.

The body is always communicating to us; it can send a signal by way of pain or even restricted movement, which shows us that the way we are moving and living is impacting the overall health of it.

So, if we then turn to exercise which is very important to keep the body strong and fluid, then first we must determine the quality of the movement we will be engaging in while we undertake exercise. If the body is in excess, straining, or pain while we are exercising, then the quality must be compromised.

Exercise, while being consciously aware of the movements and the impact it is having on the body, is the key to understanding true life fitness: the type of fitness that feeds the body and organs the substance for vital health.

Exercise is one of the key ways to remove stored energetic configurations and emotions from the body. It is a process that clears and releases the daily imposts of life.

Unfortunately, we have been sold the lie that strong exertive exercise is the key to release this and the harder and longer you go at it, the better it is. With this type of exercise, the natural notion of fitness is lost as the body hardens and moves into a pattern of protection and then requires healing to combat the forces being used through and against it.

If excessive movement in the form of exercise were true, why is it so often top athletes and people in general throughout the world break down or have ailments? Why does repetitive physical exertion have a negative impact on the body?

It has a negative impact as it’s not natural for the body to move in this way.

In essence our body is emotionally and physically very tender and gentle. The body is made to naturally handle a genuine level of exercise that supports fitness, with some examples being light weight training, cardio exercises, walking and light jogging. These are all designed to ensure even, subtle movement of the body ensuring healing and restorative health, with longevity the end game.

If we start to consider that our daily movements, emotions and thoughts are the gateway to the type of exercise we will either be attracted to or naturally impulsed to do, then first we must consider and examine if these movements are in line with true health or just a mechanism to escape and push the day away or fit our pictures of what our body should look like or be able to do.

If the latter is the case, then consideration and focus on this should be brought to the forefront before engaging in any activity that takes the body further away from its essence by natural design.

True movement comes from within us and impulses us to move in a way that supports and sustains the body and makes it naturally fit for life, for the whole of our lives.


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  • By Gail Fuller

  • Photography: Clayton Lloyd