As critical as change is to our very existence, we tend to resist or deny ourselves the opportunity when it presents itself. So, as I sat spinning on my bike, my legs desperately attempting to find fluid movement, I knew I had to be very deliberate to make the ‘mind body’ connection, to make it through the class.
The class was a sheer delight! Who would have thought that the spinning of the sprocket would help me to integrate the power of the antagonist (quads) and the protagonist (hamstrings) into a fruitful flow. A concept my writing instructor has been attempting to have me grasp for years.
The very nature of exercise is built on the concept of change through resistance designed to make us healthier in our bodies. As much as I know this, I am humbled when I slam into the ‘wall of fear’ and I must deliberately connect to find my way through.