Rachel Shanken of MindBodyWise teaches you how to get better at balancing everything.
Episode 1944: Be Better at Balancing it All by Rachel Shanken of MindBodyWise on Finding Life Balance
Rachel Shanken is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Yoga Instructor, and now a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Practitioner. Her philosophy is simple: what you seek is already within you. In the busy lives we lead, it's sometimes difficult to stop, listen and access the knowledge that resides deep inside of ourselves. Using a whole-body, client-centered approach, her passion is to: support you with listening to your own internal wisdom, assist you with connecting to what you really want and help to empower you in taking steps toward achieving your goals.
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be better at balancing at all by reflection,
again of mind. Body, wise star come be better at bouncing at all this picture in this post worm about seven years old, posing happily on a floor balance
been only one month before I've been selected as the newest member of the gymnastics team in space,
I see a little girl beaming with pride and joy. I absolutely incompletely loved the sport of gymnastics, gymnastics
consumed. My every minute when I was
the Germans daydreaming about it, man for many
my childhood years, cartwheeling was my primary mode of transportation. It was fun fast and easy are the days of use aside from gymnastics, although not much matter to me. Besides gymnastics, I love Hopscotch and Jackson. King Kong, as the years progressed,
and became more serious about the sport of training every night of the week after school and competing every weekend? I coaches were tough and
should oppose the boundaries of my abilities, and my fears was constant. My life thoughts, feelings and body
consumed by rigid rules and expectations of precision and perfection where real
much later in life, through a lot of personal work and yoga therapy session. That integrated this realization for me, was at the strict rules of the balanced beam, had been internalized in my psychology,
and became the metaphor for how I live my life. Where is the right way
wrong way, where timing was vital,
man, where every new ones, movement meant huge success or major failure. My thoughts, decisions and choices in life left little room for freedom, creed
poverty, or simply the idea that there are many right ways to be life felt falsely safer and clear,
moving along a self imposed narrow mental path. Much like a forage balance beam with little
for error. However, the freedom and fond of sloppy fast cartwheels through
grassy feels and hotel lobbies was long gone gone were the days of hopscotch using random objects or rocks found on the side of the street as pieces, and lopsided boards me with Bro
shock, although Lord Grey Graceful outside as robotic men rigid on the inside knowledge, balance there and then
Safety was long. Gone too, is important to note. The gifts of the bowels beam
Me have served me well
could be organised, structured, reliable man highly productive. They have also worked against me.
meaning to allow for a possibility and mental flexibility, which is
finally, one of the most vital cheese, the living a happy life. So when the occasion calls for it, I've had to learn how to access the hopscotch play. Messy cart, willing part of myself and let the structured balance being part take a rest. Sometimes I cautiously access both of these parts and when they were together in tandem.
The balance of the two greets amazing things, including a nice big exile in my body and mind, being able to consciously choose which part to access has taken a lot of practice, is required that I tap into all of myself and do my
work. Why? My sharing the story with you here is why, because so many people struggle with
beating balance in their lives. Maybe you do to remember. Your internal challenges are reflected in your external challenges. For example, if you struggle with balancing work with fun, this is reflecting something out of balance
that lives inside you. If you struggle like, I did and sometimes still do, but the balance between structure and responsibility versus by NATO and creativity,
decisions from inside you to some core struggle or block,
keeps you from equilibrium in your body, in your psyche, another's pretty deep stuff. But it's true. I appeal a few years back, I know. You'll find that is true, for you to balance is a practice that shifts in changes. Just like you, it's opera.
set. A thirty second exercise, stand on one leg, with the other like straight on front of you as high as you can try to stand tall and your spine. Don't lean back, bring your arm straight up by your ears
keep both legs. Trade continue lifting like us off the ground higher hold this for at least thirty seconds, then lower your lifted lay reflect on your thirty second physical
experience, did you notice? Worldliness did eventually come to
equilibria, maybe just as he found
center, you begin to wobble. Again. Maybe you fell body balance works the same as internal
mental, an emotional bowers, never permanent. It's always shifting. There's always work required to come back to equilibrium. You will wobble, you will fall out sometimes, and sometimes you will
get it just write. The beauty is that when you learn what balance feels like in your body and your mind, you can more readily access at any time. Under any circumstances, have you considered the emotional impact of being out of balance? How to get your deeper layers? How learning to balance to these parts of yourself can enhance your life? Your relationships, your mental health, your attitude, your work, your play,
vision for a life. Your mood, your success, were some consideration. No. For me, it has been a game. Changer
as key peeling, the layers and o the life adventure you have
you just listen to the post, titled, be better balancing at all
Rachel Schenken of mind body, wise dot, com or I'll. Keep that any shore for today. Thank you for listening and being here every day and for subscribing to the show and sharing with others. Although fun stuff have agreed yesterday and I'll see you back here tomorrow, where optimal life awaits
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