Recap from last week
Environmental wellness is important for our health and the health of Mother Earth. My trees must have reached a new maturity this year. They were planted 10 years ago and were good sized at the time. I have lots of birds and wildlife this year. A mother robin has decided to make her nest in a pine tree right across from my deck steps. She has been bombing my dogs as they go outside. They now wait for me to go with them. And I always feel it is spring when the little jenny wren appears in my front yard. My traveling companion, Mama Duck, is still sitting on her eggs.
Last week we started our journals. What feelings did your journal reveal? How is your journey of self-discovery coming along? I am finding my mindfulness meditations with the Ta’i Chi exercises to be very relaxing. They keep me centered and help me release my energy. Having an injury can block our energy and that can keep us from healing. How are your exercises? Have you tried any of the exercises I suggested like chair yoga or water yoga or Ta’i Chi? Even with physical disabilities, it will help your flexibility and growth. I was able to swim another lap this week with less pain. The Ta’i Chi is helping with my breathing and energy as well. Another fun exercise is a lazy river where you walk in a pool and either walk with the current, or against the current. The lazy river is a low-impact workout and great for joints. If you have sore joints or if you’re recovering from some sort of injury, this is a perfect opportunity to use water therapy. I go to the local recreation center at least once a week to walk the lazy river and then swim at least one lap.