I am going to be super honest with you my dear friend, as always, about a month ago I felt a little lost with my exercise. I just wasn't loving how I was moving my body, it became boring. Something I just didn't want to do and exercise shouldn't be like that. You should move your body in a way that inspires you, makes you feel good and clears your mind.
I was scratching my head searching the internet for something that would stir something in me. And I came across a beautiful woman who is a personal trainer but with a twist. Two of my favourite bloggers Tara Bliss and Rachel MacDonald have been clients of hers and raved about her. So I thought, if she is good enough for them she is good enough for me...Let me introduce you to Brieann. I headed on over to Brieann's website Wabi-Sabi Well and fell in love with what she is all about. She is a personal trainer and yoga teacher which definitely stirred something in me. I am a lover of yoga but can't touch my toes, and from years of working in front of a computer I am tight and stiff. I instantly knew this is what I needed.
So the past two weeks I have been loving and looking forward to my sessions with Brieann but last week something happened to me that has never happened before...
There is this lovely little exercise that I have done in both of my sessions with Brieann so far which kills your legs. You feel like you are going to die...the pain is just on another level to anything I have ever experienced before. During last week, I was doing this exercise that I survived from the week before but this week something was different.
1 minute into my last 2 minutes of this torturous exercise I just started crying. Even though the pain was burning I just felt within myself it was something deeper than my muscles. This was something shifting within me. Releasing.
Brieann told me that this exercise and movement is very emotional for some people. And I have heard this before, people weeping during a yoga pose. I didn't think that exercise could be so deeply emotional. Yes a great way to release stress and frustration but not actually change your energies.
When I was in Cambodia doing a charity bike ride, I cried from my legs burning and the sight of yet another hill but that was purely just because of exactly that...pain and the thought of riding up the hundredth hill for the day.
Once all the hard work was done, we end each session with shavasana, which was such a relief as my legs felt as though they weighed a ton. As I was laying there, breathing deeply and repeating my intention for the day my body felt light. Something powerful had definitely happened to me during the 'frogies'.
It made me realise how much more to exercise there is than just moving your body. It goes deeper than that. It is more powerful than that. It can truly allow you to open up and let go of anything that you are holding onto.
Brieann is definitely an inspiration to me and I hope one day I am able to bring that same level of mind, body, spirit into my business. To share it with my clients and allow them the same opportunities. Over the past few months I have brought wellness coaching into my personal training sessions which has helped many of my clients change the way they think about themselves and the world around them, so to be able to take it to that next level will be absolutely beautiful.
Watch this space as my next venture will be adding reiki to my list...
When has exercise really truly stirred something within you? Has it released something you were holding onto for so long? Share with me in the comments below, I would love to hear from you.
Be happy & healthy,