rē•introducing Movement and Relaxation In Our Routines

Lessons on finding balance. 

By: Kirsten King
rē•introducing Movement and Relaxation In Our Routines

The Fluidform method teaches vitality and sustainability – movement to support your everyday function, allowing your body to perform more efficiently, free of pain and injuries. Movement should not punish the body but make you feel balanced, physically and mentally. This feeling of ‘balance’ can be challenging to define, let alone achieve! And often conjures more stress than good. For me, finding ‘balance’ comes down to a few different elements that are kept simple and achievable in my everyday life. I find balance in my daily rituals. 

Finding time for movement

Daily movement is a part of my routine, something I do to feel strong and energized. Twenty minutes of slow, controlled movements ensure every muscle in my body functions to support my overall strength, mobility, and alignment. Whether it be a targeted workout, total-body cardio, or long stretch – moving my body releases a sense of empowerment and confidence that travels through everything I set out to achieve in my day. 

There is a perception that to achieve results; the body must be pushed tirelessly until you’re left feeling defeated. When doing this, we lose our mind-body connection and neglect our form and technique. This poses a risk of injuries and imbalances from overusing certain muscle groups and overcompensating our joints. We also reduce the sensation of empowerment and confidence, becoming fixated on the physical results. Our Fluidform Your Body 2.0 Challenge launches on July 18th, challenging members to just 20 minutes of movement daily, five days a week for six weeks. This commitment to effective movement, every day, is when we see real change in our members. 

Nourishment for the mind, body, and soul

Nutrition supports my daily movement and nourishes both my mind and body. Movement and nutrition go hand in hand when it comes to your health. A balanced, nutrient-dense diet fuels an active mind and body, and consistent movement helps motivate a healthy lifestyle. It sounds simple; however, we live in a world driven by the next trends, suffocated by endless dieting fads and superfoods that leave us confused or guilty about what we eat. Above all, eating well comes down to being sustainable and making conscious choices to:

  • Satisfy your needs and wants
  • Support your lifestyle 
  • Leave you feeling satiated
  • Preserve time and energy when it comes to preparation and feeding
  • Minimize costs to the environment 

Fluidform Your Body 2.0 will launch with a 6-week meal plan to support our members’ movement journey and nourish their bodies. It demonstrates the simplicity of eating well to feel stronger, more energized, and more confident. Discover a taste of what to expect with our new green shakshuka recipe, exclusive to rē•spin—the perfect way to start your day with a healthy dose of greens and protein.  

rē•imaging relaxation 

Finally, relaxation, a moment to rē•set the body, calm the mind, and feel present. The interplay of movement and relaxation plays an integral part in your physical and mental well-being – they work together to both challenge and support the body. Just five minutes, any time of day or anywhere is all you need to feel centered and balanced. 

There is a perception that we must do these things to achieve a balanced state. When my mindset shifted to just finding five minutes in my day to switch off completely – my relationship with meditation and mindfulness became much healthier. I have always been inspired by scents and their association with memories and moments in my everyday. Wherever I am – teaching, working, cooking, moving – you will always find me burning scents for different moments. This is why I co-created a single oil – for movement, relaxation, and everything in between. Pour La Méditation is a soothing blend of cedarwood, ylang-ylang, and neroli, supporting healing, anti-inflammatory, and relaxation properties. This scent represents all my favorite daily rituals, brought together, creating balance. 

Green Shakshuka recipe: 

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups fresh parsley
  • Two cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 3 tsp capers
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • Two brown onions, sliced finely
  • One bunch of asparagus, chopped finely
  • One zucchini, chopped finely
  • One large handful of baby spinach, chopped roughly
  • One large handful of rocket, chopped roughly
  • One large handful of kale, chopped roughly
  • Four eggs
  • 2 tbsp finely grated parmesan (optional)
  • 1 tsp hemp seeds to garnish
  • Mixed herbs to garnish
  • Sourdough or buckwheat and zucchini bread to serve

Method of Preparation:

  1. Add parsley, garlic, hemp seeds, capers, lemon juice, water, olive oil, salt, and pepper to a blender or food processor. Blitz until combined and set aside.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add avocado oil and onion. Sauté for five minutes or until caramelized. Add asparagus and zucchini. Sauté for a further five minutes. Finally, add spinach, rocket, and kale. Mix until wilted.
  3. Add the blended sauce and mix through until coated. Let cook for a few minutes.
  4. Create four wells, evenly spaced, and crack your eggs into them. Cover and leave for 7-8 minutes or until whites are cooked. 
  5. Sprinkle with grated parmesan (optional) and remove from heat.
  6. Season with additional salt and pepper. Garnish with hemp seeds and herbs. Serve warm with sourdough.

Notes:

  • To make this dish gluten-free, substitute sourdough for gluten-free bread (try our seed bread or buckwheat and zucchini) 
  • To make this dish dairy-free, omit the parmesan.
  • Leftovers (cooled) may be stored in the fridge for up to three days. 

 

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