5 lessons I learnt from balancing exercises


5 lessons I learnt from balancing exercises


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For an athlete who has practiced many sports in the past 20 years, particularly martial arts, balancing is probably one of the most important lessons when it comes to fine tuning movement.

 

However balancing is not only for athletes and not only for the body. You see, if your mind is busy ere are good chances you will lose that balance.

 

But when your mind is calm, clear and focused balancing becomes easy. It’s really that simple….or is it?

 

So these are 5 lessons I learnt from balancing exercises:

 

1. Clearing the mind. As I said before, a busy mind leads to an imbalanced body. And the opposite is also true, a balanced body leads to a balanced, calmer mind.

 

2. Self-confidence. Nowadays this is particularly true when I balance at heights that are less comfortable for me. We all have our comfort zones even when we balance.

 

3. Relaxation. Relaxing the body is so important when balancing and results in a relaxed mind as well.

 

4. Fluidity. When I walk up and down branches, relaxed and focused, is a bliss, I am in another world.

 

5. Patience. When I began balancing as a part of my coached routine I used to get so frustrated because I could not make it to the end of that wobbly branch. But as times passed I became more and more relaxed, more aware, more under control and patient.

 

It really is a wonderful feeling when you reach a point where you know that in the past a certain event would have made you angry and lose patience and now you are calm and relaxed, no sign of negativity in sight. But alone this would have been a difficult task, I wouldn’t have had the patience to keep going with it.

 

Nowadays I take others through difficult and challenging moment either physical or psychological. I believe that once we learn or master something and we are good at it we should pass it to others, otherwise what’s the purpose if we keep everything for ourselves. That my opinion anyway.

 

Incorporate balancing in your life. But before you start balancing make sure you are safe, there is nothing for you to fall on and hurt yourself. It is important to be responsible and mindful of your actions and the consequences.

 

These are things I might do throughout the day:

 

1. Walking on tree roots I find in parks.

 

2. Standing on one leg when I wait for the bus or tube. Just stay at a good distance from the street or railway.

 

3. Standing on one leg while I brush your teeth. Again make sure there is nothing around you can fall on and injure yourself.

 

4. Stand on one leg when I read, watch a movie or tv. Yep…I do that quite often.

 

Don’t forget to alternate legs. Everything in balance.

 

 

Be creative and incorporate balancing in your daily routine, don’t save everything for the gym.

 

So if you’d like to know more about my philosophies and approaches please download my free ebook The Merisoiu Technique or book a free call with me and let’s chat.

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Alexandra Merisoiu
Alexandra is known as The Body Engineer and is the founder of The Merisoiu Technique Institute Of Health And Natural Human Movement™.

She works with entrepreneurs, men and women, and re-engineers how the body functions to run like clockwork. This is done through building lasting foundations and a fit, strong and powerful body through Natural Movement in the Natural Environment.

Her mission is to challenge the status quo to enable people to reach their goals. This is done through building strong, lasting foundations in the natural outdoor environment; reducing the risk of injuries and educating people on the power of the fundamentals of Natural Human Movement™.

About Alexandra Merisoiu

Alexandra is known as The Body Engineer and is the founder of The Merisoiu Technique Institute Of Health And Natural Human Movement™. She works with entrepreneurs, men and women, and re-engineers how the body functions to run like clockwork. This is done through building lasting foundations and a fit, strong and powerful body through Natural Movement in the Natural Environment. Her mission is to challenge the status quo to enable people to reach their goals. This is done through building strong, lasting foundations in the natural outdoor environment; reducing the risk of injuries and educating people on the power of the fundamentals of Natural Human Movement™.

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