My family and I were in Zion National Park a few years ago on a hike…if you’ve ever been to Zion you’ve experienced being at the bottom of a canyon with massive, seemingly insurmountable rock walls surrounding you everywhere you look. The sheer magnitude of the canyon walls are enough to take your breath away.
I’ve been in the midst of that emotional wall I talked about last week, and thinking a lot about how emotions manifest themselves this past week, how they, like those walls in Zion, sometimes feel insurmountable.
We all hit those walls, right? Those times in life where, while we can get the routine, the normal done, anything extra feels like we don’t have bandwidth or space, like it’s just too much.
Movement is one of those things that, oftentimes, falls by the wayside when we hit that emotional wall…but, my friends, movement is so incredibly helpful in allowing us to feel better, in getting us out of our heads and into our bodies, in helping us process those emotions that we are in the midst of.
I wonder how it might feel if movement became the routine, the normal in our lives. How might it feel if, when life felt big and overwhelming and too much, we allowed movement to be our outlet and our space-maker, we allowed movement to help us back into our bodies when we are too much in our heads. How might it feel if, when we had a change in routine, movement was the thing we came back to once we got back into our normal life. I wonder how it might feel if, when we hit that seemingly insurmountable wall, movement was the thing that helped ground us in the midst of those inevitable feelings and emotions.
My dear friends, if you are in the midst of an emotional wall, I hope this week you are able to get a little more out of your head and into your body through movement.
I hope you have an amazing week, my friends.
Hi, I'm Krista!
Krista Mason is a yoga and fitness instructor based in Washington DC. She owns an online studio and loves it!