Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have laboured hard for.
Good morning peeps, meditation done.
Quote for the Day:
“Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have laboured hard for.”
Last Friday I went to a wellbeing event at the Central YMCA with Ian Danieil of Core Health and Fitness called ‘Eudaimonia’ – Good Ideas for Living Well.
Central YMCA was the world’s very first YMCA.
Since they founded in 1844, Central YMCA has gone on to build London’s largest gym, train more than 100,000 health and fitness professionals and provide thousands of young people with the skills they need to turn their life around.
They built their first gym in 1881 and started incorporating personal fitness into their work.
In 1911 architect R Plumbe designed the original Central YMCA on the corner of Great Russell Street. It included halls for meetings, restaurants, a gym, swimming baths, social rooms, a boys department and 240 bedrooms.
At the age of 19 I moved up to London and lived in the Great Russell Hotel as it became known and began using the YMCA gym downstairs as I began my training to become a classical ballet dancer at the Urdang Academy of Ballet and Performing Arts in Covent Garden.
Then after enjoying a wonderful career travelling around the world with Ballet companies, the world’s biggest pop stars and appearing in West End musicals, I hung up my dancing shoes about 20 years ago and decided to become a personal trainer beginning my training and qualifications with the YMCA way back in the nineties.
Today they work independently as a leading UK health, education and wellbeing charity.
They are all about mind, body and spirit and believe in helping people to live happier, healthier and more fulfilled lives.
The highlight of the ‘Eudaimonia’ event was listening to philosopher Alain De Botton founder of ‘The School of Life’ speak.
He informed us that half of Plato’s quotes were written in the Gymnasium, as were much of Socrates quotes.
The Greek philosophers placed as much emphasis on training their bodies as they did training their minds.
A Healthy Body equals a Healthy Mind
Much of Greek philosophy was written in the gym; therefore Modern Philosophy was started in the gym.
As Socrates states in today’s quote we can easily empower ourselves by learning from the wisdom and lessons learnt through hard work by the people who walked our planet before us.
I believe you should exercise your body as well as your mind and the beauty of yoga is that it works the body, mind and soul in equal measures.
So if you would like to learn more about yoga and the positive effects it will have on your life why not take advantage of the Early Bird Discount on my Pre Christmas Moroccan retreat at the amazing 5 Star Magazan resort and spa from December 10th to the 17th?
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Have a superb Saturday peeps and a wonderful weekend.
Breathe, Believe and Achieve
Be Happy, Healthy and Wise
Keep on Winning Smiling and Living the Dream