Mindfulness BEFORE Movement
I think we often exercise or move from a place of guilt or obligation. I understand that a motivator is a motivator, but....I don't love that. Wouldn't it be better if we began our movement from a place of connectedness and mindfulness? I think we would A - avoid a lot more injury, B - move in a way that feels right for us, and C - get rid of the guilt and shame as motivators. Exercising from a place of health and wellness.
Anyway, here's a mediation to do BEFORE you exercise or stretch. It's only 6 minutes. Give it a whirl. Practice sitting still and exercising your mind, it needs it just as much if not more than our muscles. It IS a muscle for hell's sake!;)