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 kale-lover and fitness-fanatic Kate Kerner about how she finds mindfulness through movement:

Splendid Spoon: What does mindfulness mean to you?

Kate: Mindfulness means using breath as a way of releasing the negative energy and embracing the positive energy. We do not always focus on our breath, but it’s important to use it as an outlet for expression.

SS: What’s your favorite way to move?

KK: Dance! Dancing makes me feel free.

SS:If you were one movement, what would it be?

KK: If I were one movement, I’d be cobra pose, because this movement stretches the whole body while looking up to the sky.

SS: Where else do you incorporate mindfulness into your day?

KK: When I go to the gym in the morning. I go before work to start my day off on the right foot. By focusing on myself before I start my hectic work day, I feel less stressed and more relaxed.

SS: What’s your favorite post-movement Splendid Spoon soup?

KK: Lentil & Kale — I’m a kale-lover after all :)