ALIGN YOUR BODY-PILATES
Our bodies are very much like automobiles, and we may not realize that our own alignment is off until an ankle sprain leads to knee trouble or the occasional ache develops into chronic pain. When we lose proper alignment, we see joints begin to break down or wear out. That’s we love Pilates so much. The focus is to align the pelvis and spine so that our bodies are balanced and there is less stress on shoulders, hips and knees. Speaking of stress….
ALIGN YOUR WEEK- BALANCE
Aligning your week means getting a healthy balance of work, creative expression, social interaction, self-reflection and rest. You know when you’re out of alignment during your week because you start to snap at others, make unnecessary mistakes or beat yourself up. An aligned week feels like more happiness, connection to others, productivity and health. An aligned week is a happy week!
ALIGN YOUR GOALS- FOCUS
How many times have you sat down to focus on your project only to be distracted by the television, food or a text? Aligning with your goals simply means taking actions that are in consistent with your desires. Yes, it sounds simple, but if self-disciple is the path to the alignment, then self-distraction is the path away from it. Staying focused on your goals is the path to better alignment.
ALIGN YOUR MIND-PEACE
Let’s face it. Life can get complicated. You’ve got meetings, bills, decisions to be made, people to take care of, shopping to be done and it goes on and on. It’s a wonder that we are not all going crazy! How do you stay calm and align your mind through all this? Whatever secret you are using, keep it up!
Here are some ways that many people align their mind for peace, health and happiness… meditation, walks in nature, music, dance, parties, intimate expression, creating art, running, cooking, breathing deep, helping others, playing with children, surfing, visualizing, writing, exercising, reading, drawing, painting, and communicating.
Nigel Sampson, Co-Owner, Whole Body Method