If you haven’t met Sadie, she’s my adorable, lovable and oh so sweet Goldendoodle! (I may be a little biased!) Sadie is the ultimate example of what I am talking about today and so I thought it was a great excuse to share a cute picture of her with you!
Have you ever noticed how animals rarely stop moving? Have you ever noticed how even if they have an injury or even an ache or pain they have a natural drive to keep moving? It’s hard to slow them down! I like to call it their “moving mindset”!
Do you have a “moving mindset”? As a movement teacher for 23 plus years I have had the opportunity to work with a lot of people over the years and I’ve been lucky enough to get to observe people’s movement and exercise time over long spans of time (5, 10, 15, even 20 years). And when I look at the movement practices of those who have been successful at consistently adding movement time into their life long term as a health tool, there is one thing that stands out to me…their “moving mindset”.
First let me say I just made up the term “moving mindset”. Here’s my definition of it:
“Moving Mindset” : realizing that movement is a necessary component of health and wellness that keeps the body and mind happy. Those with a moving mindset keep moving no matter what is happening in their life and their bodies. Those with a moving mindset accept that some movement is better than than no movement. Those with a moving mindset know that having pain or an injury aren’t reasons to stop moving…these things just motivate them to get creative and move what they can.
Here’s an example:
I think that a lot of people believe that the biggest benefit of taking Pilates at a studio with a trained instructor is the knowledge the teacher has of each exercise, or maybe it’s the individualized adjustments the teacher gives you on exercises or even the inspiration you get from having a teacher encouraging you as you move.
Of course all of those things are great benefits and are fabulous…but I think probably the most important benefit you’ll get from your Pilates teacher is the gift of a “moving mindset”.
The “moving mindset” is something that will stay with you forever where ever you are.Here’s how our Rivercity Pilates community keeps moving:
I don’t know about you, but reading about what others are doing helps motivate me and keep me inspired! Check out a few of the responses we got last week if you are looking for a little motivation!