It’s finally here! Week 3 of our 28 Days of Love has officially begun. If you couldn’t tell from the title, the focus of this week is our physical form. That’s right we are about to get bodied! Our connection to our bodies can be wrought with thoughts and feelings that can be super accepting and supportive or not so kind. Yet our bodies are our material manifestation of our being. It houses our soul and mind. Our bodies are beautiful but they may not always exist in the way that society believes that they should.
People are born in a variety of forms with various states of health. It holds no bearing on one’s worth yet we place so much value on how our bodies look based on examples that are often unrealistic. The level to which we feel that we need to meet these standards affects not only how we feel about ourselves but how we interact with others. I can only speak to society here in the USA, but we have made some strides in becoming more inclusive of various body types and self-expression. There is still quite a bit of work to be done though. This is why we focus here at The Bliss Institute on connecting to our bodies through sacred movement and mindfulness. For the next week, we will discuss various ways to love our physical form.
There are so many ways to love our bodies. Through the foods that we feed it, the activities that we engage in, the environments that we live in, and the thoughts that we think. When we take the time to treat our physical forms like the precious gifts that they are it improves our lives tremendously. Often though we may not have the time, energy or resources to do all the things we would like to for our bodies. Which is why our intentions and beliefs can be just as powerful as the things that we do. Here’s to a week of exploring ways to treat ourselves and show our bodies some love.