Friday, June 13, 2014

Why fitness is a spiritual journey

Most people's focus these days seems to be so much on all the material things that surround us. The place they live in, the cars they drive, the cloths they wear and so on. In the process they are forgetting what's really fundamental, like being in good health, feeling confident and keeping a positive outlook at all times. The reason this happens is because they disconnect from reality and are no longer in tune with their body.  

Photo by Uwe Grosse in Garden City, Michigan

 

Fitness is all about well-being, both physically and mentally. The focus is entirely on the body and mind, and that's the way it's supposed to be. 


Exercising regularly and eating nutritious food strengthens the muscles and cardiovascular system. It also sustains and improves health and appearance. Not only that, but the release of endorphins through exercise is proven to elevate moods, which leads to much more productive days and a positive attitude. 

There's nothing like caring for your own body, you become enlightened and fully aware that your health is all you really have. Like with meditation and yoga, fitness helps you connect with the body, mind and soul. So it's not just a quest to a more aesthetically pleasant appearance, but a truly spiritual journey.

3 comments:

  1. I've always wanted to try meditation. Not sure I can achieve such an endeavour with my loud family. Perhaps it's something I could do outside. Like tai chi. A few years back I incorporated tai chi in my morning routine. Would you recommend that as a means to calming the mind and the body before meditating? And would you have any advice for beginners?

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  2. Absolutely, meditation first thing in the morning.

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