“Blessed Are The Flexible”

“Blessed Are The Flexible”

While it may not be recorded in a holy book, “Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape,” has plenty of merit. Flexibility of mind and body are associated with greater resilience and healthier outcomes in the face of stress. But how does one become flexible? I suspect that if it is not your innate nature, that flexibility – like most things – comes with practice.

Consider stretching to whatever extent is comfortable for you to be a prescribed treatment. Take your “stretch medicine” three times each day. Be sure to stretch and not bounce and be sure to breathe deeply while stretching. Even a couple minutes of gentle stretching stimulates circulation and delivers oxygenated blood to parts of our bodies that don’t get enough when we sit too much.

You will probably also feel mentally stimulated as your brain gets a nice dose of oxygenated blood. Why not add an emotional/spiritual component by reciting an affirmation or reciting a familiar prayer while stretching? You may be able to develop a deeper sense of peace, security, calmness, by filling your mind with affirmations as you stretch and breathe. Nourishing your body, mind, and spirit in only a few minutes a day may sound too good to be true, but try it and see!

If you like what you feel, consider getting some additional guidance from a qualified professional. Developing your mental, physical, and emotional flexibility can be truly transformative. You’ll rarely see an ad for yoga, prayer, or meditation, because they’re “good medicine” that doesn’t come in a bottle. Get flexible and stay flexible.

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