are you craving movement

ARE YOU CRAVING MOVEMENT?

Stress, hard work, and lots of thinking create tension in the body, which can lead to chronic aches, tightness, and constipation. I see this all too often, with the problem being that once this tension has fixated its claws into the body, it’s often a bit too late and so many people try to alleviate these symptoms with alcohol and sugar, which only serve to dampen their unease and anesthetize the body.

I’ve always been an advocate for regular exercise. From a young age, I was always seen on the netball or tennis courts, cricket or softball fields, and mostly in the dance or yoga studio.  It is an ideal way of releasing a build up of physical tension, and alleviating the mind of stresses or anxieties which we all feel from time to time.

Developing a regular exercise program to suit your particular body type and lifestyle will have numerous rewards. The challenge is to find the types of exercise you enjoy most, and then build them into your life.  After all, it’s those things that we enjoy doing the most that will see us coming back fro more right?

And so the question you need to answer first and foremost is:

WHAT TYPE OF EXERCISE WORKS BEST FOR YOU?

Say GoodBye to Boring Exercise Regimes, and ‘must-do’ fitness goals. Wouldn’t you rather be excited and motivated to get to your training sesh for the day?

Answer these 5 easy Q’s and let’s discover what lights you up and gets you going…

  1. THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU LOVED TO DO AS A KID.
  • Did you dance, bike, or hike? This is a good place to start when looking for a new exercise routine. Set your timer for one minute and start writing about all the things you LOVED to do as a Kid … Ready? Go…!

  1. LISTEN TO YOUR BODY.
  • Know that movement is a lot like food. Once you understand how different types of movement nourish your body in different ways, you can put together a menu of activities
to keep yourself in balance. 
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  • Feeling frail and unfocused? Try a vigorous exercise to make you feel stable and powerful like kickboxing or running.
  • Feeling tight and tense? Try a gentler exercise to increase lightness and flexibility like swimming or yoga.

 

  1. WHAT’S YOUR PERSONALITY TYPE?
  • If you are a quiet person who likes a lot of alone time, consider buying a small trampoline or a set of hand weights so you can move in the comfort of your home.
  • If you like being around groups of people, you can find team sports like baseball or volleyball, which have the added benefit of human interaction and fun competition.
  • You can also find a blend of the two by taking a group fitness class like Pilates, karate, or dance.
  1. WHEN DO YOU FEEL MOST ENERGETIC?
  • Just as some people think more clearly in the morning and others think more clearly at night, some people prefer to exercise first thing in the morning, while others prefer to exercise later in the day. There’s no right or wrong; it’s simply a matter of personal preference.
  1. THINK ABOUT CONVENIENCE AND COMFORT LEVEL.
  • Look for a gym or yoga studio near your home or on the way to the office where you can work out. It’s important to find a location that’s convenient, and where the atmosphere is pleasant, comfortable, and welcoming. This will enhance your chances of going regularly.

And remember, physical activity can take simple and modest forms, like getting off the train, tram or bus one stop earlier and walking to your destination. It can be taking the stairs, instead of the elevator, to your office or apartment. It can be taking your dog for a walk or your children to the park. A 30-minute brisk walk every day may be all you need to keep yourself in shape.

Be experimental and find a routine you can nourish yourself with on a daily basis. What will get you moving?

THE ATHLETES KIT:

I’ve noticed that whilst most of you kicked ‘back into gear’ last month (Feb) that you’re looking to take your training, practise or exercise regime to the next level, and I’ve got just the thing to get you there.

This Athletes Kit, as I’ve so aptly named it, has all the goodies you’ll need to ensure that you look after your body whilst you embark on this ‘next level training’.
PLUS – I’ve written a 30 page eBook titled ‘An Oily Lesson about your Body, Stress, and Exercise’ which has some really cool explanations (If I may say so myself) on how we can increase our metabolism, try and experiment with various forms of exercise and what / how they’ll help you achieve physically, as well as some Easy Steps that you can embrace TODAY, as you reach towards your Health and Wellness goals.

f you’re interested in learning more, send me a quick email and I’ll email some bits n bobs to you         e: arianna@ariannapienaar.com

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Oh my goodness, when I first started using essential oils, I knew there were dozens of ways to use each one, but I didn’t know exactly where to start.



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Do you feel the same way?

Well, I thought I’d remove the guessing out of the equation.

I was at my Barre Teacher Training this past weekend, and wasn’t feeling well. My head was hurting, I was feeling queasy and I needed to go home stat.  I needed to lie down! and rest!  Thank my lucky stars that I had taken what I like to call my ‘Emergency Pack’ of Essential Oils with me, and so I pulled them out of my back pack for some self love. 

I dropped some peppermint oil on my neck, chucked a few drops of lemon in my water, rubbed some onGuard on my throat, and Digest Zen on my Belly when I got home.  Not only did I smell Delish, but it worked like a charm, and before i knew it, all the lovely ladies in my class had the luscious, zesty and fresh smell of peppermint oil spread across the back of their neck. Not only did they too smell AHHmazing, but they felt refreshed and revitalised to carry on with the intense training that lay head for the afternoon, instead of having to grab that cuppa joe to get them through the afternoon.

What I realised was that although I have been using essential oils as my medicine cabinet for EVER, not all folks know how therapeutic these golden oilies are. They’re 100% natural with virtually zero side effects. Problem solved!

… so my post this week is dedicated to YOU!

If you’re just getting started with essential oils, there are five oils that will give you the biggest bang for your buck. You can use each of these oils for dozens of different things to help you and your family! 

My Top Five:

Lavender – calms emotions, takes the itch out of bites and stings, soothes sunburn & helps reduce inflammation.  This beautiful smelling oil reduces stress, helps you sleep & does wonders for aging skin and soothes dry lips.  A few drops on my pillow before bed is s a great way to relax at the end of the day!

Photo of Lavender and Frankincense from Alice Nicholls

Peppermint – great for digestive support, occasional headaches, respiratory support. It also supports the thyroid when it’s working a bit too fast & soothes the occasional sore throat.  ssshhhh – this is my secret weapon when feeling tired or drowsy.  A drop or two on the back of my neck and I’m right as rain!

Frankincense – helps reduce inflammation & to prevent scarring.  This is my number one recommendation great for aging skin as it provides healthy cell support.  I have this oil in ALL of my body and bath products.  My hubby and I constantly smell like Holy Frank.  I LOVE IT!! It can help soothe occasional headaches, provide immune support, and so much more.

Digest Zen – I don’t go anywhere without this oil blend! It’s fantastic for soothing an occasional upset stomach and any occasional digestive or intestinal issues. Just rub a drop or two on the area of concern.

Lemon – This oil is great for detox. I place a drop or two of this in my water each day.  For all the oils, you can try rubbing 1-2 drops on the bottom of your feet, your neck or on the location of concern. You could also add a few drops into a carrier oil of you’d prefer your oils to be diluted.

And if you’d like to makeover your medicine kit today, I highly recommend doTERRA therapeutic essential oils. These are the oils I personally and in my practise.  They are 100% therapeutic grade oils and each is 3rd party tested to ensure purity. 

If you’re interested in knowing more about these ‘liquid goldies’, and you haven’t yet received my Personal Tip Sheet with 38 uses for Essential oils, then pop your name in the bar below so I can …..