Mindfulness is key to everything especially when we exercise.
Human movement is about sensing our own performance, mindful how we move. The slower we move the more time for our mind to kick in to tell us “what we are doing”. While performing any movement or exercise we start with the intellect – in our heads, “how to do it”. But how it feels “when we do it” is often remarkable different. Feeling and responding to how our centre of mass moves relative to our base of support makes all the difference to the performance.
Daily practice of mindfulness deepens our understanding and it and as Eckhart Tolle says, we begin to discover the vastness of the space within our bodies, shifting from the subconscious mind to the conscious mind.
Balance, Falls Prevention, stretching and strengthening all require that knowledge of the inside of our bodies, not the workings of our minds but the inside of our skins.