‘A sunbeam to warm you, a moonbeam to charm you, a sheltering Angel
so nothing can harm you. Laughter to cheer you. Faithful friends near you.’
  ~ Irish Blessing

This video opened something up for me…. a pathway to warming my heart.  My birthday was one ‘revel & reveal’ after another – a Celebration in magnanimous proportion!   I don’t think that would have happened if I hadn’t begun this series and opened to the Universe to share warmth and good cheer.  The salutations I received were warm, sincere and full of love.  Words of Gratitude, Celebration – that I am here, and I am.  That warms me.


What do you do for your warm up before you begin exercising?  A lot of people overlook the warm up phase of their exercise program….. I hope you aren’t one of them!  When you first begin your routine, take 3-5 minutes to let your body acclimate and begin to open into the movement.  Even if you’re leading off with Cardio, it’s important to take those initial moments to begin raising your core temp.

Improve your workouts with a warm up


Giving your body an opportunity to open and warm makes for better recruitment from your muscles in whatever exercise you’re engaging in.  This greatly reduces your chances of injury and is a welcome state for your body.  All dynamic movement becomes enhanced, oxygen flow is better and your heart rate is allowed to increase at a safe and effective rate.



Journal Entry
Give yourself a hug and settle into your Being.  Where does your
body warm?  How can you spread your Inner Warmth with others
this Holiday season?




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