“If you are careful with people, they will offer you part of themselves. That is the big secret.” Eve Arnold
“Your life is a sacred journey. It is about change, growth, discovery, movement, transformation, continuously expanding your vision of what is possible, stretching your soul, learning to see clearly and deeply, listening to your intuition, taking courageous challenges at every step along the way. You are on the path… exactly where you are meant to be right now… And from here, you can only go forward, shaping your life story into a magnificent tale of triumph, of healing, of courage, of beauty, of wisdom, of power, of dignity, and of love.” ~ by Caroline Adams
For this challenge, what came to mind is the fact that, as the weather cools, more of us will turn indoors for our physical fitness routines. Whether we turn to dance, martial arts, yoga or any other form of movement, we must take care to be safe and careful with each movement. A hand stand as shown above, requires precise movement and training and it is not to be done in a hurry. Any time we use our bodies in ways that seem counter to the way gravity positions us, we must be careful. The easy stretches in the picture are equally important to our more complex moves. Respect your body and make sure that the forms and postures you practice are done with care.
“Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.” Carl Sandburg
“The sun shines down, and its image reflects in a thousand different pots filled with water. The reflections are many, but they are each reflecting the same sun. Similarly, when we come to know who we truly are, we will see ourselves in all people.” ~ Ammachi
Healthy plants and trees yield abundant flowers and fruits. Similarly, from a healthy person, smiles and happiness shine forth like the rays of the sun.” B. K. S. Iyengar
“Yoga does not remove us from the reality or responsibilities of everyday life but rather places our feet firmly and resolutely in the practical ground of experience. We don’t transcend our lives; we return to the life we left behind in the hopes of something better.” Donna Farhi
With every form of physical exercise, we must be vigilant about each movement we do. Whether you are a student or teacher of yoga, dance, martial arts, weight lifting or other forms of exercise, we must make sure that we take care to safely honor and respect our body. Stay inspired. Have a Happy Weekend!
My fellow bloggers were equally creative with their selections. Check out how others interpreted the theme – CAREFUL – below.
This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Weekly Photo Challenge: CAREFUL This week, show us something careful — a photo taken with care, a person being careful, or a task or detail requiring care.
Positive Motivation Tip: With each movement we do in yoga, dance, or any form of exercise, we must take care to safely honor and respect our body
PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos copyrighted and from my Personal Collection.