Last week I was caught in “congestion” on the M6. My usual journey to Manchester took two extra stressful hours, leaving me beyond tired that evening as well as incredibly stiff the next morning.
Strangely that day there was a piece of news which reported that approx. four out of every ten people in the 40- to 60-year-old range do not manage even a brisk 10-minute walk each month!!!!!! (See http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-41030630)
Our outer environment often reflects that of our inner world. If we are sitting in “congested” traffic, what does it say for our inner environment, where our cells live?
We were designed to move. Sitting scrunched up behind a wheel for extended periods on the M6, M25 or another crazy road, couldn’t get much more unnatural.
Health is all about FLUIDITY and FLOW in ……….
- Movement and joints
- Blood flow and circulation
- Thoughts and emotions
- Digestion and bowel movements To feel healthy and happy, our cells and us should just literally GO WITH THE FLOW, at every level!!
After a day on the road (or at the office, or parked in front of the PC / TV), what we find instead is …..
- Stiffness in our muscles and joints
- Difficulty in movement
- Sluggish digestion and bowels
- Sluggish mind and stuck emotions
- Poor circulation
- Amongst other things !!!!!
In essence – inner CONGESTION and lack of flow.
There is an old Chinese proverb: “You die from the feet up”.
If you commute daily or sit on your bottom far too much, be sure to factor in a good walk and some stretching to help to rebalance and restore your healthy flow at all levels.
Wishing you and your cells vibrant good health 😊
Judith, Herb and Ginger x
See my previous post – Some commonsense reasons to exercise EVERY day.
Meet Pedro – he likes to go walkies but he isn’t a dog. http://wp.me/p59ouA-gY