Part 3 – Windsday
Merry Windsday everyone!
Maybe I’m still feeling the insular winter spirit, or maybe it’s a particularly melancholic day, but today I feel really reverent; so I’d like to talk a little about how training has begun impacting me on a less tangible level so far.
It’s been just over 5 weeks since training began, I’m feeling at ease and excited about my capabilities and my body is feeling really listened to. A lot of the training so far has focused on rebalancing, and I feel a mental and spiritual rebalancing happening simultaneously.
I’ve felt a lot of progress particularly with my self esteem relating to my capability, accountability, stillness and ability to hold space for others emotionally. I feel my resolve to honour and work towards my personal goals is becoming a real theme across the board. I’m surprised at how much things I loved as a child are manifesting in the most beautiful ways.
I feel like I’m listening to myself again.
On a less serious note, Bowie and I had lunch after training yesterday and it turns out that a lot of similar themes came up regarding each of our intrapersonal body relationship, gender, expression, and awareness of our needs, boundaries and limitations. Feeling like I relate to Bowie means that my intuition has brought me to a place with people who are achieving similar goals and have found similar motivations in their lives.
On another level, I’ve been far more aware of my capabilities, and my confidence in the skills I’ve cultivated has been really noticeable, even something simple like sketching is filled with trust and an experiential outlook, because my mind and my finger tips are more connected than ever. This week we did animal flow, which was heaps of fun and was all organic and very lovely movements featuring a puppy break towards the end!
At the end of the day, the people make the place, right? So I’m really glad that the people I have been heeding advice about my body from, and the people I am choosing to engage with are reflecting back to me a lot of deeper value systems. It shows me that there is a place for me in the “fitness world”, or to correct that statement; “there are people who work primarily with the physical aspect of self who are also working and healing the hidden, ethereal aspects of their bodies.”
It’s not about weights or measurements for me right now, today I feel like my body has a voice, and I’m listening.
Other posts from Alexand…
When I first started working out with Bowie I was convinced I wouldn’t stick it out for longer than 3 weeks. In my first initial workout we went through an assessment so Bowie could get a good understanding of where my fitness, or lack thereof, was. That first workout came with quite a few realisation moments for me as well.
As a child athlete I had known my body to be strong and lean and it could do just about anything I tried on the first go. As I grew up I held onto that level of flexibility and strength…
…until I had a baby.
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