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Our Body Of Words And Movement

Liz Dialto01-02-14“Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with shades of deeper meaning.” - Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

 

“Through movement, we remember.” -Rochelle Schieck, founder of Qoya

This post is about respecting the power of words and movement and choosing both responsibly and maybe even for the greater good.

I also want to especially dedicate this post to women everywhere, of every age, who struggle with body image because the standards our culture has set forth border on insane.

Don’t forget, my women, you have a body, but you also have a bright, beautiful soul who wants to shine and play and dance and love, freely, without judgment. – Click to tweet.

Fun.
Creativity.
Self-expression.
Body Love.

These are words that come up in my journal, writing, social media posts and conversations often. As I dream and scheme about creating a global body love revolution in 2014, I ask myself often, what are women craving? What are our bodies calling for?

As I develop The 2xONE Method and study sensual body movement by trying different yoga classes, and other classes like Qoya and S Factor, my understanding of all of these things through movement grows deeper.

2014, in numerology, is a 7 universal year. This means a year for big awakenings, a time to go inward, discover our own and larger truths, and deepen our spiritual and energetic practices.

Words and movement will play a huge role in this process.

As you pray, meditate, journal, and, of course, speak with others, choose your words carefully… they really do carry a big energetic punch.

As you move your body, for health, fitness, joy or pleasure, pay attention to how the movement makes you feel. If it feels good and easy, keep doing it. If there’s any element of punishment, guilt, obligation or “making up for” anything, remember, these feelings also pack a huge energetic punch.

Movement should feel really good and natural, like you were meant to be doing it – even if you’re not great at it. Yet, there’s a difference between learning and struggling. Take note.

In the comments, I’d love to know the words that move you and what kind of movement your body loves.

Lots of love,

Liz

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p.s. Starting Jan 13, I’m leading women all over the world on an adventure in fun, creativity, self-expression and body love in a free challenge called #ishineyoushine.

Inspired by the beautiful words of Marianne Williamson, “As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.” I’d be honored if you want to shine with me. Sign up here, it’s free: http://lizdialto.com/ishineyoushine

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Liz DiAlto is a women’s body & soul coach, speaker, and writer. She is the founder of the Soul Movement Salon, a thriving private Facebook community where women come together to have transparent conversations about all things body, mind and soul and the forthcoming movement experience The 2xONE Method. Connect with her via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and her website.

  • Dani Dane

    I’m shocked by it, but my body loves lifting weights…there’s a feeling of accomplishment every time I lift that bar over my head. I’m stronger than I was when I started and it keeps pushing me to be better. That feeling of pushing myself to my limits with lifting and high intensity training is making me mentally tougher as well. I love the feeling. :)

    • Liz DiAlto

      I agree with you, Dani. I work heavy weights into my routine 1-2x/wk because my body loves it, too :)

  • Giovanna Garcia M.

    My body loves to dance. And dancing is one of my priorities for 2014! :)

  • Jill_Hallgren

    The coordination of dance and the stretch of yoga. Strength alludes me when I reach for it, but when I relax into what ever requires it, it comes naturally to me.

    • Liz DiAlto

      I love this perspective, Jill. I am enjoying my yoga practice so much for this reason, too – the different kind of strength it requires. I’m kind of the opposite, I can do so many things with really heavy weights, but just me and the mat and some of those arm balances and inversions in yoga require a lot more. It’s fun to explore my body and find the different types of balance and strength. Thanks for the comment :)

  • Kristi

    I love to put on SOUL-rocking music and let the beat and my soul converse through my body. In other words, DANCE. It is a language with no words that says everything important to me. Love. Celebrate. Joyful. Grateful. Blessed. Honest. Authentic. Me. Thanks for sharing this article!

  • Carolyn

    Movement that my body loves? Lifting weights!