If you didn’t know already, I LOVE Soul Cycle. Sometimes people ask me, Katie, why do you pay $30 a class to go to Soul Cycle? You TEACH a spin class yourself AND you know so many workouts that you can do yourself…why waste that money?
First off………..it is NOT a waste of money to spend money on doing things that bring you JOY. Soul Cycle brings me insane amounts of joy.
Second, it is SO much more than a workout. In fact, the workout is just an afterthought for me. Soul Cycle fuels my mind, body and soul…it fuels my joy.
When I think about Soul Cycle (PS this is in no way shape or form a promo for Soul Cycle I just love it and I want to explain why) is in complete alignment with everything I am about in my business and my life.
We are so much more than our physical body. Yes working out our physical bodies is good but what about our hearts and our souls. How do we workout and push our heart and connect deeper to our soul? We get uncomfortable BUT we do it in a space with tremendous love and support and in a community where you can BE YOU no matter what…..that’s what that dark room filled with bikes going nowhere is (Soul Cycle I mean) and that’s 100% what I do for each and every one of my clients…..but honestly that’s just who I am as a person.
I am a person who wants to grow, transform and connect deeper to my soul and therefore the rest of the world. The more I get outside my comfort zone and grow, the more I am able to connect more to WHO I REALLY AM. I do NOT have to change. None of us do. We are all just striving for a deeper connection to ourselves. When we connect deeper to ourselves, our SOUL and who we really are and what brings us joy. That is how we connect more and deeper to others. And isn’t that really what life is about…..CONNECTION.
Speaking of connection, come hang out in my free community Fuel Your Joy.
Back to my points about Soul Cycle and it’s parallels with life and everything I’m about. You ride to the beat of the music….hello get out of your head and into your body and FEEL! I can not tell you how many times I just close my eyes and relax into my body and allow my body to move to the rhythm. When you relax your mind and let you body take over, you would be amazed how easy it is to move with the rhythm.
Why is it easy to move with the beat and the rhythm of the music? You body moves in rhythm and flow. Your heart beat is a rhythm. Your respiratory rate moves at a natural rhythm. The fluid within your body (your lymphatic system) flows. Your nervous system is basically just a series of electric signals from one neuron (the nerve cell) to another. Walking is in rhythm and flow and a beat….each step is a pattern. Your body wants to be in flow. It’s when we get so stuck in our heads and over thinking, over analyzing, worrying, stressing etc that we block the natural flow of our body.
Why do we block the natural flow of our body? Well…..LIFE! Things come up and life happens but when we get into the feelings and the rhythm of our body we can help our body return to it’s natural state which is homeostasis. Our body’s natural state is flow, ease and rhythm. Our body’s natural state is JOY.
I may or may not have cried a few times on that bike. It’s because I was so in my head and blocking myself that once I got into flow my body needed some release. The release can come in the form of tears, sweat (duh obvious release), a scream or a woop woop in the middle of the class, a F*** when you are at the end of a sprint or on a heavy hill or maybe it happens after you leave. It doesn’t matter when or how it happens but allowing that release and getting back into the flow is SO needed. Releasing those blocks is how we get back into flow and we get back into JOY!
Hopping on a bike that goes nowhere is a great way for me to tune into the natural flow of my body. PLUS I adore music (the rhythm of the music helps you get into the flow as well but that’s a whole separate blog post….I’ll write that soon I am sure) and the community of riding together. Plus my best friend and one of my soul sisters also love Soul Cycle so I get all these amazing benefits while spending time with my friends (see the photos). So yeah $30 bucks….of course I will spend $30 to ride a bike that goes nowhere for an hour. Plus your first ride is only $20…sign up HERE and you can be like me and program an alarm in your phone so that you sign up immediately at noon on Monday when the bikes are released so that you can get your favorite classes with your favorite teachers…….yep I do this EVERY week. SO GOOD!
There are many others ways I get out of my head and into my body and connect my feelings. I am simply sharing one way with you today but there are many more. Honestly, it doesn’t matter how you do it just get out of your own way and allow your body to do what it desires……allow you body to be in FLOW. Riding a bike for 45-60 minutes to the beat of the music in a dark room of 60+ people is one of my many ways I love to FUEL MY JOY.
How do you get out of your head and into your body and feel?
How do you live a life of flow?
How do you live fueled by joy?