A Better Self

Rhythm of Life

Breathe in. Breathe out. 

Find the rhythm. 

Our bodies appreciate a rhythmic cycle. Whether it be by controlling your breath, finding a soothing musical tune, or tuning your biological clock, your entire system enjoys a steady sequence. 

When you are running, in the gym, or practicing yoga, your body requires a rhythm to be present in your breath. The steady and slow practice allows you to regain control of your muscle’s reaction to the movements. To slow your heart rate. To relax. To correct your physical responses. To connect your mental and physical self. An untimely rhythm of your breath inhibits this. 

A steady rhythm in music is something I’m sure everyone can understand and appreciate. You find that perfect beat and it makes your body want to move and your soul smile. Music is a huge part of our lives and nothing makes us want to get up and move more than an entrancing tune. It’s appealing to the ear and just seems right. An unbalanced beat doesn’t feel the same. 

An appropriate adjustment in your circadian rhythm assists to make sure you obtain necessary sleep and adequate alertness at the correct times. Our bodies respond greatly to the environment around us. Most of us tend to associate daytime with being awake, and night hours with sleep. Our bodies also respond to these changes physiologically. But if there is an alteration in that cycle, it throws it all off. It disrupts your sleep schedule, your mood, even your emotional health long-term. 

Many of us tend to live fast-paced, or busy, lifestyles. Work, family, errands. We are constantly zooming around to fit everything in each day. Rarely do we take time to slow down and find our rhythm. The one that centers us. The one that soothes us. The one that grounds us and just feels right. While many may argue that they enjoy their lives to contain a certain amount of chaos and irregularity, it is also good to remember to find that rhythm. 

To breathe in. Breathe out. 

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Have a wonderful Wednesday! 

Copyright © 2017 Shawna: Whole, Hearty, Happy – All rights reserved

4 thoughts on “Rhythm of Life

  1. Thank you for the reminder, it’s amazing how difficult it is for us to sit back and find our rhythm, as simple as it sounds. So important in any effort to better ourselves, no matter the way in which we are aiming to do so.
    Your blog is lovely, by the way! I’m really enjoying it.
    xo Alexis

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    1. I understand! It is amazing how something that seems so trivial is actually more meaningful and difficult to obtain than we imagined. Thank you for your compliment. I appreciate you taking the time to read. It means so much. I hope you continue to enjoy the posts. 😊


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