Take a moment to think about the kind of
movement experience your body is hungry for, right now. You might try the Hunger
to Move meditation first. Is what you identified something
you already routinely do or not? What will you do to make it happen?
Here are reader comments
from over the years:
"Whenever I hear Latin jazz
I want to move and dance in a really sexy way. I wish I could dance
properly! I never try to dance in front of anyone else in case they laugh at
what I'm trying to do. In fact I have been laughed at and told I've got no
rhythm. It made me really self-conscious. I can only do it on my own, at home to
"I hate moving.
I hate exercise. I hate sweating and jiggling and having my thighs rub together.
I don't think people who exercise, especially people who like it, are morally
superior or anything, like they seem to. Exercise isn't a moral issue. Some
people like to and some people don't. Sure I know it's good for me but it's
always been a struggle and probably always will, because I just like being
"I want to go to Egypt, India,
and swim with dolphins, so I'm starting
belly dancing and yoga classes and riding my bike by a beach in California where
there are frequent dolphin sightings!"
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want to stretch and feel my body become more elastic and I want it to become
stronger, more defined. I want to know all of my muscles to feel them moving
inside me. So I know they're there working, becoming stronger."
"I have a
gym membership and have gained a lot from going. Lifting weights twice week
has improved the way my body looks even though my size hasn't changed
(that's not my goal). I feel stronger, not in the sense that I want to go
to the nearest sports bar and arm wrestle someone but
in an internal, self-accomplished sense. I like
walking into the weight room (where there's also cardio equipment)
because it isn't completely comfortable. I attract attention - curious
eyes follow me through my routine sometimes - and I'm
not a natural attention seeker. But because I go
anyway and do my thing, I win. It's an emotional rush that's
even better than the adrenaline I feel after finishing a workout. I would
love to become a fit and fat person, someone who can
go anywhere and try anything because I know I'm
physically capable. That's my dream goal."
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