The Body Connection:  Cardiovascular training is the physical practice of strengthening and healing the heart, the body’s most important muscle.  The heart is the only vital organ that we cannot live without if it is not moving.  Most of my clients come to me with little or no experience in cardio training so here are some suggestions for improving your cardiovascular health.

1.  Find an activity you like, such as walking, running, cycling, rollerblading, dancing or boot camp; it doesn’t matter which one you choose; just get the heart moving.  2.  Doing this activity for 20 to 30 minutes three times a week is a good start, with a goal of five days of cardio.  But a daily dose of activity is king.   3.  Every time you breathe in and breathe out say the mantra, “I inhale self-healing, I exhale wholeness.”  The intention to get your lungs full of oxygen and to pump the blood will burn calories and fat and strengthen the body-temple, and that is the ultimate self-healer.

Meditative Thought: Because we are one in God, we must be willing to take care of our self with love and self-healing.  We must learn to be a lover of our own mind, body, and soul.  But the truth is, God’s love is so much deeper than our human caretaking.  Everything we do to take care of our self has a deeper spiritual meaning to it; we participate in the divine plan that is our life.

Today’s Action Plan:  Today, go deeper with your self-care.  Recognize God in the blessings of taking care of your self.  A massage is fellowship with spirit.  A nice soothing bath is a baptism of our spirit.  A day off from the human grind of work is a day that we can play in the mind of God.  A walk or jog in the park, is a deep communion with the Universe and it is great cardio.  Today, be mindful of the activity you are participating in.

Affirmation:  Just for this moment…just for this breath, I surrender to the caretaking of my body-temple because I deserve it.  My mind, body, and spirit are fueled by love, and it is good.  I activate my self-healing.  Amen

Skip Jennings, ALSP, CPT
Licensed Spiritual Counselor/Personal Fitness Trainer/Transformation Coach
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