Transitioning into Fall is a time for reflection
Become mindful of the ways you m o v e + l i v e this season
Sharing our favorite tips to transition into fall with ease
1. GO O U T S I D E
Especially if you’re located in FL - Take the time to get outside - 10 minutes is plenty of time to soak up some vitamin D + explore the world around you. Use the extra sunlight of the day to enjoy breathing in fresh air and being present in the natural world. Bike- Walk - Kayak - SUP there are so many ways in FL to exercise outside while having fun!
2. F O C U S + F LOW
Bring your awareness to all that you do + let your expressions be mindful. As you wash the dishes - drive your car - do all daily activities. Can you cultivate a state of presence while doing so?
When we allow ourselves to be completely immersed in a flow state ( In positive psychology, flow, also known colloquially as being in the zone, is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. In essence, flow is characterized by complete absorption in what one does, and a resulting loss in one's sense of space and time.)
3. C R E A T E
Take time to do what feels good for you! Create art - music - movement - Take the time to move your body or utilize your brain in a way that makes you feel good.
4. B R E A T H E
Sit somewhere you are comfortable and start to deepen your breathing..start to notice the way each breath fills and empties the body.
Conscious Breathing Technique
To start, put one hand on your belly and the other on your chest as in the belly breathing exercise.
Take a deep, slow breath from your belly, and silently count to 4 as you breathe in.
Hold your breath, and silently count from 1 to 6
Breathe out completely as you silently count from 1 to 8.
Try to get all the air out of your lungs by the time you count to 8.
Repeat 4 to 8 times or until you feel calm.
Notice how you feel | Repeat as necessary
5. SELF CARE
Take the time to dedicate to yourself! Whether it’s doing one of the things listed above or simply taking a nap when you have the extra time because it is what your body craves - listen to your intuition and take the time necessary for rest and recovery!
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