100 words: Soft Strength

hard body womanAmerican fitness myth: get a hard, tight body, and you will be safe, loved and happy.

Is it true? It’s such a seductive story. Wouldn’t it be nice?

But how does “hard” and “tight” really feel?

The Body’s Way finds strength in softening, power in vulnerability. Just ask Brene Brown.

Tight eyes offer narrow vision. Tight lips speak sharply. Tight arms can’t hold with tenderness.

Contract with the intent of letting go more. Squeeze so more release is possible. What if the goal of fitness was to get as soft as we can? That’s where the love, safety and peace is.

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