Balance - The key ingredient

As a teacher of physical culture I always try and communicate the importance of 'balance' for my students and others. Today our lives are on the go constantly. Stress, anxiety, and fear, seem to haunt many of us from day to day in many sneaky ways. By the time we find time to exercise we feel we have to go full throttle and make up for lost time. Eventually the accumulation of stress is too much and burnout takes over. It's an all or nothing world today. Health, happiness, and loving oneself here have taken a backseat sadly. This can be tackled, reversed, and conquered. Our physical culture lifestyle can be enhanced with one simple trick.. 'Balance' 

"Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony." Thomas Merton

This quote speaks loudly on so many levels. In regards to exercise at the very least it really speaks to the importance of not worrying about the intensity level. Did I do enough?, work hard enough?, sweat enough? etc… Well, that's not what matters. What matters is that you're in rhythm and harmony with your body, and your thoughts towards exercise. With balance we know we will have hard days, easy days, strong days, and even weak days. The days we know we won't have is the "punish ourselves days."  Balance is being a mature human and knowing that moving, breathing, fueling the body with nutrition and care is an everyday thing. Our balance in practice will be what keeps us in rhythm and harmony. #GreenStrength 

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