62 Erin Stutland – The Powerful Combination of Movement and Mantras
Most of us have a complicated relationship with…eh…exercise. I even hate calling it exercise because the word brings up so much guilt and shame. We all know we SHOULD do it, but most of us don’t LOVE doing it.
See, I like to move my body in ways that are fun for me – things that feel more like play than a “workout.” Roller skating, biking, hula hoop, bouncing on our mini-trampoline, nature walks…these ways to move help me feel like a kid.
I was really struggling with movement as I was recovering from my concussion.
I was starting to feel really defeated and frustrated because I couldn’t do any of the physical activity that I normally enjoy. Then I remembered a conversation I had with today’s guest, Erin Stutland, creator of Shrink Sessions and the Say It, Sweat It, Get It Challenge. Erin believes you have to start small, with just 5 minutes of movement. Well that’s what I did – I walked to the store, or to the kiddo’s school, and those 5 minutes started building up. Last weekend I was able to ride my bike into the city and I feel awesome!
We all know that sometimes exercise can makes us feel more stressed, right? It can feel like a chore, or like we’re not doing it right. But Erin is one of those people that shows you that movement can be spiritually and emotionally moving. She makes it fun and enjoyable, and that’s why I’m so excited to have her on today’s show to talk about moving, mantras, and mindset.
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- Why she loved dance at a young age
- How she came upon teaching
- What is the style of Shrink Sessions
- The power of pairing movement with mantras
- The value of play and joy
- How she creates affirmations to use in class
- What is her current favorite mantra
- The difficulty of getting started with movement
- Why you have to start small
- What are morning pages
- Check out Shrink Sessions and the Say It Sweat It Get It Challenge!
- Read Erin’s recommended books:
- Connect with Erin: