Friday, December 27, 2013

Leaning Into My Body Tower

Balancing my life has been a lifelong project of trial and error.

When my trainer asked me to stand up straight and cross one leg over the other, my body positioned itself like the leaning tower of Pisa.

"I can’t find my balance," I said.

"Yes, you can," he said, "but you need to use your core to recapture your balance. Think core. Shift and re-balance."

When the Tower of Pisa was being constructed, its foundation was inadequate because the ground was too soft on one side to properly support the structure’s weight. The tilt increased until the structure was stabilized.

When you find yourself shifting out of balance, think core values, recalculate your priorities, make sure you are on firm ground before you start rebuilding your life’s structure.

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