At Splendid Spoon, we want to make the mindfulness world accessible. Whether you find mindfulness on your yoga mat, running, dancing, or doing jumping jacks, we encourage it! Strengthening, healing, and nourishing your body & mind is central to our philosophy. This month, we’re talking to our favorite wellness experts about what mindful movement means to them.
Today, we speak to athlete, trainer, creator, model, instructor, and [pause for inhale — Ed.] fitness superpower Alex Silver-Fagan about how she finds mindfulness through movement:
Splendid Spoon: Hey Alex! What does mindfulness mean to you?
Alex: Being aware and present in every moment. Noticing how you feel, your surroundings, and the people around you. Mindfulness is all about being truly connected to the current moment.
SS: What’s your favorite way to move mindfully?
ASF: Any way that makes me aware of how my body feels in that instant. Even if that’s lifting weights. Movement is important, but moving mindfully takes your practice to another level. Try to focus only on what you’re doing and less about your ongoing to-do list! My favorite ways to move are lifting weights, crossfit, and yoga!
SS: Where else do you incorporate mindfulness into your day?
ASF: During conversations with others. It’s easy to zone off and think back to your running to-do list while having a conversation. But if you are mindful in the moment, you’ll truly connect with other people.
SS: When do you feel most at peace?
ASF: On the beach!
SS: What is one thing you do that makes you feel powerful and strong?
ASF: Lifting weights!
SS: What’s your favorite post-movement Splendid Spoon soup?
ASF: Cauliflower Coconut. I’m a sucker for anything coconut because it reminds me of the beach and of summer! It’s also packed with good fats to keep you full and keep your brain sharp, which is helpful when staying mindful ;).