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Saturday, January 25, 2014
TFC Day 18 - Put it Together
To stay fit requires being able to monitor your daily
needs. What is the right amount of activity on any given day? That depends on
what you’ve done in the days previous and your energetic and physical state.
Today, you design your own practice. Here are some guidelines to help you.
1. Start with your breath and energy.Notice if your energy is up or down, if
your breath is even or irregular. Spend 5 minutes with a breath practice;
choose one from the previous days or another that you like, one that supports
an energetic state that you’d like to have.
If you are unsure, try a balanced breath practice such as the square breath from day 17 or the combination breath from day 13.
2. With the support of improved energy choose your
physical practice. How long has it been since you’ve brought your heart rate
up? If more than a day, be sure to include at least 15 minutes of an aerobic-type
activity. Include some flexibility as well, either undulations, stretches, or yoga. If
your balance was not satisfactory yesterday, spend a minute or two working on that
as well. If you aren't feeling strong, practice the core exercise video. Take the available time you have and divide it between the activities
you need, choosing each one that is the best combination of safe and
3. For a mental practice, choose your favorite meditation
or spend 5 minutes writing affirmations (day 3), watching your thoughts (day 4), or smiling at yourself in the mirror (day 12). It doesn’t matter if it’s
dorky. It's effective.