“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.
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,
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.