Along our Journey in life and training we may have many guides, yet more often it’s the guide within us, that knows the best way.
The only thing stopping us is learning to listen and trust in it. This too is part of our journey and other guides in our lives can help bring us to this point.
If you look back in your life there will be moments where you have had this inner guidance, guiding you to go somewhere or not go somewhere and when looking back it is always correct.
Those times we listen we know we made the right choice and the times we didn’t we may wish that we did. Yet this is a skill never too late to learn, some people call this guidance, our intuition or God within the heart.
It is our highest self and so always seeks to guide us to what is our highest and best yet the smaller thinking mind can get in the way with old conditioning, fears or bad habits. This is the small self that becomes quiet through spiritual practice and mediation. We then learn to listen deeper and trust in the true self within.
Some helpful ways to connect more with the higher self are;
Meditation– when we clear the mind chatter, intuition naturally comes.
Learn to trust in it and act upon it.
Filter out external distractions and old conditioning by dropping what we don’t need. Less is more.
Trusting in our inner guide is a practice and process, until it becomes natural. Once we connect more however, we can be far surer we are on the right path 🙏
When setting out on our training journey we often start with a goal. Our overall goal may be something like to lose weight or compete in a race and along the way we can hit many milestones before achieving it.
What can often happen however is that we achieve much more than we set out to achieve and it is these results that make the journey to our goal and the training itself so valuable.
For example on the journey to losing weight you can start to feel much better in yourself and also have more energy to complete the daily tasks in life. Difficulties such as joint pain and stiffness can also improve as well as many other improvements.
Often before we see the outer changes the inside changes first. Our blood pressure and blood sugar levels get lower and overall mobility improves and these are in some ways far greater, as being important factors in your daily life and overall wellbeing.
It is important to note these small progressions on the way as these are what can keep you going and maintaining daily exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle.
Focus on the small steps and you are well on your way. Keep going and you’ll achieve more than you ever thought was possible.
‘It’s the small steps that lead to big success and that success is unique to you’
A regular chi gung practice can have immeasurable benefits for your health and wellbeing. Helping to balance out any areas of deficiency by encouraging the natural flow of chi throughout the body.
Being a gentle form of exercise it is suitable and helpful for a wide range of health conditions. Benefiting the mind and body by clearing out old stuck emotions and stagnant chi.
With regular practice you will feel more energised and supple and as old emotions clear, people often find a lot of health difficulties also go over time.
With the mind and body being so interconnected, as emotions get stored and energy gets blocked, this can lead to health problems such as fatigue and much more. Chi gung can be a powerful way to begin to clear this energy as it helps to reverse illness and maintain health.
Clearing toxins, keeping the organs healthy as well as joints and tendons in a supple and strong condition. This in turn improves mindfulness, gives natural energy, clarity, creativity and improved focus.
The list could go on but the only way for you to truly know is to find out for yourself. If you would like to try chi gung and discover the many benefits for yourself, please drop me a message below and I’ll get back to you with our dates and times.
‘Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can.’
~ Arthur Ashe
In fitness training, as long as we have the will to get started, we can always find a way. There is something for everyone.
It is common in the fitness world to hear excuses such as; ‘I dont have enough time’ or ‘I dont like the gym’ and many more.
However no matter what the reason and however genuine, there is always a way and method that you can find to begin improving your fitness.
It is simply a matter of experimenting, the best way to get started is to simply begin. Try out different things even for just 15 minutes a day and see where it takes you.
Nowadays there are many more options such as our online courses, classes and many of them adaptable for all.
There are indoor and outdoor training methods and if you struggle with motivation there is the option of personal training and coaching, as well as online videos to keep you going.
There is always a way to suit everyone and of any ability or taste, and once you’ve found it, all you need to do is practice regularly to improve.
Find what suits you and what you enjoy, then simply add it to your routine just 3 times a week to get started. This will make a lot of difference from which you can build up from.
This is the true magic of training, it is just the getting started and keeping a routine that is difficult in the beginning, then the momentum will take hold and keep you going to greater and greater joys to find 🙂
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In a world that offers so much choice in ways of training and keeping fit, how can you truly know what works best for you as an individual.
Follow these 3 steps to finding a way that works for you;
1.) Experiment; try new things even if its one class or one month, you can’t really know without trying for yourself. Once you have tried you can truly say whether it works for you or not.
2.) Trust your inner feeling; do you feel good whilst practising? What does your body, mind and soul tell you, does it really resonate with you and the person you want to be and become.
3.) What are the results; for this you will need to attend for some time to see if you achieve what it is you wish to achieve in the class or exercise. You can also check in with other attendees in the class and see what their results are and if it is what you are looking for.
The above are my top 3 ways in finding a way that works for you and to do so as quickly as possible. Sometimes it can take a little longer, however you will always gain and learn lessons from whatever you do.
Most often, it is trial and error and of course all important is that you have fun in what you are doing, as well as getting the results you wish to achieve.
Life can throw us many obstacles, so it makes sense that there are also many ways around them. There’s no one size fits all.
We are all different and so our goals and the obstacles on the way to achieving them will be different.
Often amongst these obstacles, can be the one of getting distracted from our original goal. This can happen in effort to fit in with what others are doing or what we’re told to be achieving.
This getting distracted from our original goal can often be one of the toughest and most deceiving, because we can begin to believe that the goal is ours when it is in fact not.
Always track back to your orginal goals when you set out to achieve something and make sure you stay focused on this. Listen to your inner truth at all times, because it’s your journey and you’re the one who has to put the work in.
Once you are certain of your goal and stay focused on it, you will always find a way and it’s not for others to know or understand it, because it’s your journey.
Other obstacles can be much simpler and come down to our own self awareness, recognising fears and doubts, when to listen to them and when not to.
A useful tool for this is self reflection. It really helps to keep a journal throughout so you can stay self aware through the reflection process.
For more information on how to do this please get in touch to book an intial coaching session.
Obstacles are all in fact our guides, as when we really observe and become aware of what it is showing us we will always find a way either around, over, under or through them.
Just make sure you always keep your inner compass as your guide.