It’s your Body. It’s your body for life!
It’s your body well of course it is you must be saying. Are you also saying it’s your responsibility? I can’t hear you, so let me say this loud and clear, YES it’s your body YES it’s your responsibility! And most important of all it’s your body for life.
This is the first blog with many to follow about, you & your body. Stay tuned check in often as there will be many guest bloggers with important information. It is my hope for you to feel empowered, after all it’s your body for life!
“The body is a sacred garment. It’s your first and last garment; it is what you enter life in and what you depart life with, and it should be treated with honor.” ~Martha Graham.
Let’s start at the beginning. Some questions to ask and some simple straightforward answers.
What is Body Awareness?
The Answer: Body awareness is a term that refers to what the human body can do in terms of transferring weight, flight or balancing. “The mind’s first step to self-awareness must be through the body.” ~ George Sheehan
What is Body Image?
The Answer: Body image is the perception we have of our own body. It can be positive or negative and is often influenced by the standards society sets about how we should look. “Research suggests that in general, women have slightly lower self-esteem overall when compared to men. But when it comes to body image, there is an enormous gender gap, with women reporting an overwhelmingly greater body dissatisfaction when compared to men,” says Denise Martz, PhD, a clinical health psychologist, and professor at Appalachian State University in North Carolina
How can you improve Body Awareness?
The Answer: Take Pilates or Yoga. Pilates and Yoga are practices that works to unite the mind, the body, and the spirit. Through Pilates or Yoga, if you are dedicated enough, you will eventually discover a better physical awareness. “To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” ~ Buddha
What is your Body Language?
The Answer: Your Body is always sending out signals about you to others. Take a look at yourself in a mirror or a window reflection. How do you think another person would perceive you right now? Are you slouching and trying to hide away or are you standing tall. Look at your facial expressions. Are you smiling? “The body never lies.” – Martha Graham
Feeling healthy & fit can improve your “Body Awareness” which can improve your “Body Image” and with these improvements may come a “Body Language” that says I am confident and beautiful. The first step toward better health & fitness is always the hardest. With desire & dedication it can be done.
It’s your body. It’s your body for life.
Self-confidence is the best outfit. Wear it. Own it. Rock it!
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