I went on a family hike the other day and it was a blast. The boys left their complaints at home and they were set on being wild rugged adventurous explorers. Watching Brendan move really inspired me and made me giggle a little. He wasn’t just walking or trail running. Oh no, he was jumping off high boulders, swinging on branches and hanging upside down from them, doing random hand stands, and running REALLY fast. He must have used every muscle in his entire body! It made me stop and think, “When do we stop doing that? At what point do we decide that a hike is just a hike”? I jumped off an enormous boulder just for the heck of it in my moment of inspiration and just about gave my husband a heart attack. Ha. It was pretty funny.
I think when you stop working all of your muscles and exploring the range of motion in your joints, they start deteriorating. That’s why Pilates is so ingenious. You are trying to do just that. Move your body in every way – move every muscle, explore every joint, and experience movement in every plane of motion. Bodies love intelligent movement because it is so healing. Good movement brings health, vitality, youthfulness, and resilience.
I hope you move well (and a lot) today and enjoy every second of it!