In this webinar, we talk about how to turn your exercise or movement activity into a meditation on being present and fully appreciating the moment … as well as strategies for bringing fun and play into the activity.
Iâ€™ve broken this webinar recording into two parts:
- Part I â€“ My Talk: About using exercise as meditation, and bringing fun and joy to the activity. (See notes)
- Part II â€“ Questions & Answers: I answered some amazing questions from participants, a must-watch.
Part I: Leoâ€™s Talk (with notes)
Watch the video above of Part 1.
The Problem: We all know we should be exercising, but most of us donâ€™t do it regularly â€¦ we get caught up in work and other activities and just put off the exercise.
The problem is that itâ€™s easy to put off, and itâ€™s hard and boring and uncomfortable for most people.
The Solution: We have to create the time, and make it non-negotiable. Truly commit to it.
But beyond that, we canâ€™t just think of it as another boring, hard chore or task. It has to be something better than that.
The basic idea is to make this a meditation, a practice in being present and appreciating life. Instead of rushing to get through it, and thinking about whatâ€™s next â€¦ let this be a powerful practice in showing up fully for something you commit to, to being present for yourself, to finding full appreciation for the beauty of this moment.
Let yourself move your body while falling in love with the moment of movement. Let yourself find joy in being alive.
In addition, here are some additional ways to make exercise fun & joyful:
- Make it social â€” do it with a workout partner or in a group
- Play some music â€” let it pump you up
- Make it a game
- Make it a battle â€” pretend youâ€™re a warrior protecting your family
- Give yourself little challenges
- Let it be your bodyâ€™s expression of love & joy
The first step, though, is to commit to showing up. Carve out the time on your calendar. Make it an unmissable appointment. But once you show up, donâ€™t just make it a chore, but show up fully, and with a joyful heart.
Part II: Questions & Answers
In this 2nd part of the webinar, I answered some great questions from those who attended, including:
- The freedom of using any kind of movement as exercise
- A member shared her no alcohol challenge, inspiring many of us
- Changing the mental habit of comparing ourselves to others, or to our past self
- And more!
Please watch below, there were some important discussions!