Thank you for taking the time to read my blog today. I am grateful for everyone who slows down long enough to understand my method and the healing benefits that come from Warm Up. Our society is moving very fast these days, and people are more and more impatient, myself included. When momentum builds in your day, sometimes it feels good, exciting, and powerful. And at other times it means you are moving too fast. If you are missing meals, not taking the time to visit the restroom, and not giving your full attention to each task at hand, these are all signs you need to slow down and get present. Eventually moving too fast will take a toll on your health, your nervous system, and your physical fitness.
What good is financial success if you have lost your physical health along the way? Learning how to release stress on a daily basis and throughout the day is the secret to success, longevity, and health. When you are rushing, pushing, or working too hard, you might notice you are holding your breath throughout the day. If you do notice you are not breathing this is a sign your body is under more stress than you realize. And it’s time to take a Warm Up break!
The first video on the Warm Up website teaches long slow deep breathing that allows you to fill up to your full potential volume. Most people breathe in a shallow way that does not fulfill their full potential. From there the site will teach you how to activate your core and pelvic floor. Most people have never heard an honest and anatomical explanation about how to do a pelvic floor contraction, also known as a kegel, correctly. After core breathing and activation, gentle mat exercises help you to align your bones while you are lying down. Much like how babies develop we then explore movements on all 4’s, seated, kneeling, and then standing.
Mindful progressions and regressions are the secret to pain free movement. If you feel a pinch in your joints when you are doing an exercise, chances are a Warm Up is the medicine.
The Warm Up website unfolds with an order that is logical and safe, but if you want to pick and choose the Warm Up exercises that are best for you the freedom is available to pick one video at a time.
How do you know which Warm Up videos to practice?
- Pray and ask God for guidance. “Dear God, please Guide me to the Warm Up workouts that are best for me.”
- Ask your body for permission to Warm Up and which Warm Up workouts are needed. Step 2 has 3 steps.
- Say, “hello” to yourself.
- Ask, “Is there permission for me to Warm Up”
- Ask, “Which Warm Up workouts would you like to do today?”
After step 2 listen from your heart for the answers. If you don’t perceive an answer, stop and breathe. Take at least 3 long slow deep breaths.
- Say, “Thank you” to yourself for dialoguing with you. Know that you have received an answer be it consciously or unconsciously.
The more time you spend in meditation, dialoguing with yourself and listening, the stronger your intuition will be. Your body will be able to let you know what it needs in terms of movement, exercise, sleep, nutrition, water/hydration, work, creative expression, and play. When we meet our needs we have good feelings in the body. Unmet needs can create tension, pain, and mental health issues.