I see you are enjoying exercise. These days I have a pain in my right foot and when I walk it hurts, so .... well I can exercise laying on the floor of course.



The ancient Egyptians invented many sports, some for entertainment, and others for keeping strong, physically fit, and slim.

The picture dates back to 2000 years BC. It shows a gymnastics drill in which the body is bent backwards until the hand s touch the ground, revealing bodily flexibility. It is one of the most commonly practiced exercises today.


That's an exercise I love (d) to do! I walked through the apartment in this way ... Now I am less elastic unfortunately. Well, I can do stretching exercises on the floor and lift up, instead of standing and bending ....

Have a wonderful Sunday, girls.
I love you. Margherita Smile
Hi Margherita,
Nice to see you back exercising with us. I love the image and the explanation about the Egyptians' exercise.

I am sorry about your foot. Razzython:
Depending on the injury, ice or heat may be good.

I am truly amazed at your flexibility.

Here is an image of Shu separating Nut, the sky, and Geb, the earth. After travelling along the underside of Nut's body by day, the sun is swallowed by the goddess each evening and passes through her body with the stars during the night, to be reborn at sunrise.

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Dear Margherita, I am sorry to hear about your foot, hope it is soon passing. My feet are both aching...so here an image of a foot....by putting it here I pray for the healing of your foot ( and mine too) and other´s aching feet too




With Love

Lilie
Mmmm...this feels good.

It might also be good to soak the whole body with some seasalt or pleasing herbs; add candlelight and gentle music and we will heal the whole body.

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Thank you Lilie,
I love this beautiful mosaic.

Sometimes we might be adding to stress by trying to do too many exercises all at the same time. We need to take a little bit of time out just for ourselves.

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I found a peaceful spot as well and you may also visit.

Love, Inda

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Hi Lilie,
This Croco looks so friendly and he has beautiful teeth.

We should remember to keep our teeth healthy by brushing after all meals, flossing once a day and stimulating. Children should not consume sweets unless they can brush their teeth right after.Too much sugar should be avoided by all of us in any case.

Here is someone who takes good care of his teeth.

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Oh, dear Lilie and Inda, thank you so much for caring for my foot! I just discovered your lovely pics and advice. Well ... it actually still hurts, even if a little less. I have had little time to relax and do things that would help.
My husband has been nice enough to massage the foot every evening with a Dr. Scholl's product. And I am treating it with energy. It's strange, when I treat it (touching it with my hand) it's as if something circulated inside and it shifts ... well I know this sounds strange! But I feel it and I know it helps.

Girls I love you.

Meanwhile, I will nonetheless go for a walk.

Margherita

Isn't it amazing how beautiful these women are who are able to carry great weights on their heads. They walk so straight and elegantly.
Dear Margherita,
You may have a sprained ankle or a torn ligament. Sending healing prayers to your foot.

Here is a lady I have posted before, but she also seems to carry the weight effortlessly,
so I will bring her back once more.

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Beautiful picture Inda and such grace, indeed. I love the exercise with the book on the head for us city-ladies, so we won't lose the habit to walk straight.

Dear Lilie I wish you well also for your feet. Let's relax them for a while. No, dear Inda, it's not the ankle or the legament. I will find a picture to show you.

Meanwhile relaxing ... after the walk which was painful!




It's there, at the bottom of the foot, but higher up ... it might be a question of weight distribution which has caused a thickened skin area .. must see a podologue

Loooove, Margherita Smile

.... oh, on my walk I have had a wondrous vision of the full moon ..... Watch out!

Sennerin von Carl Spitzweg

Along with this picture I have found a nice comment on art:

„Die einzig wahre Quelle der Kunst ist unser Herz, die Sprache eines reinen kindlichen Gemütes.“
von Caspar David Friedrich


"The only true source of art is our heart, it speaks in the pure language of a child"

... going to listen to my heart ...

Love, Margherita Smile
Dear Margherita,
The painting is absolutely beautiful and your message puts a light in my heart.

We do need to walk straight and balance the load evenly.
These people seem to be doing a good job of it

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Balance is so important..
I am now becoming aware
of exhaling, inhaling and
the h-o-l-d-i-ng

Also going to practice
with some books on my head.
Margherita I love you too
and Inda too



Love,

Lilie
Having good posture while at work and walking is important.

I like all the images you have posted.
Hoping that your foot feels better Margherita.

Vicky
DearLilie the painting is beautiful; it really captures the light and her posture is impeccable.

Here is another lady with perfect posture

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Here is another lady
with a very good posture.

Let us remember to sit, stand
and walk straight.
Artist: Giacometti

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Thank you for pointing out the importance of a good posture,
It is so easy to slouch over the desk or sit behind the computer with a bent back.

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I am happy to see that this post is still going on. There is good advice here on many things even if I get a bit lazy at times, and drink too much coffee.

Gisele
Hi Gisele and Vicky.
Nice to see you here.

It is OK to enjoy a cup of coffee, Gisele, providing you don't overdo it.

It is also important to have a good breakfast. This will give you energy to start the day and it will prevent you from getting hungry. This way you avoid unnecessary snacks inbetween meals.

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Love, love, love, love ...... in my opinion this is the ultimate secret of being and remaining young in spirit and body.

All love! You are all beings of love and light. Shine!

I love you!
Margherita Smile UFO Cloud9 Wave2
Dearest Margherita,

you seem to be in love..how wonderful
I agree with you on every word.
I love you! Could not resist this one

Love is healing and rejuvenating; it adds light to the spirit and the soul.

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THE SUBJECT TONIGHT IS LOVE

The subject tonight is love.
and for tomorrow night as well.
As a matter of fact,
I know of no better topic
For us to discuss
Until we all
Die!
~Hafiz

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Artist: Dante Gabriel Rossetti

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And I could not resist this Lilie.
Whenever I see it it makes me smile and feel happy.

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Love is the way messengers
from the mystery tell us things.

Love is the mother. We are her children.
She shines inside us, visible-invisible,

as we lose trust or feel it start to grow again.
~Rumi

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Artist: Renoir

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Let yourself be silently drawn
by the stronger pull
of what you really love.
~Rumi

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Artist: Tasha Tudor

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Thank you for all the beautiful pictures and the messages of love. This makes me feel well and relaxed. It is a nice way to start work.

Vicky
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Dear Inda

Amazing, yesterday I wrote this poem, with love Lilie



I have this pulling sensation,
feeling drawn into myself.

The Hebrew word Kadosh
is repeated itself over
and over....in my heart

K-A-D--O-S-H

as a magnetic touch
from all sides,
immersed in holiness

Not even knowing
what is outside
or inside

A strong sense of presence
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Thank you Lilie.
Your poem is absolutely beautiful.
Thank you everyone for sharing beautiful artwork and love.

Sue Cat2
Thank you Lilie. You write very beautiful poetry. Thank you everyone for exercising with me and sending beautiful images to relax me.

Vicky CoolDance CoolDance BBall Book Book Cloud9 Snoring
Dear Inda, touching the spirit of your soul..
I love that expression.Thank you so much

Vicky...I was looking for Vicky and found
this lady...her name is Vicky too



With Love

Lilie
Thank you Lilie.
I will exrecise with her. I look different. I come from the Philippines, so I have dark hair.
This will be fun.

Vicky BBall BBall UFO
Hahahaha...Lilie, you are too much Bounce
Wherever did you find my exercise partner Bounce

Pushing that rock for hours makes me feel like this Wall Wall

Now I will just dance all night
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Above, above
All birds in air

Below, below
All earth's flowers

Inland, inland
all forest trees

Seaward, seaward
All ocean's fish

Sing out and say
Again the refrain

Behold this lovely world

~Mary Kawena Pukui , Hawaiian

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Sweet Inda, how do you alway find all these fitting texts? No, answer is necessary....

Out for a walk in the dark



with Love

Lilie
This thread is getting more rejuvenating and invigorating, not to mention the beauty of the images.

I am just sitting back with my usual cup of coffee absorbing everything with great satisfaction.

Keep on pushing that ball!

Gisele Wall Wave2
Dear Lilie,
Joining you for a walk in the dark.

Better stop drinking so much coffee and come with us for a walk, Gisele!
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Star light, star bright,
First star I see tonight,
I wish I may, I wish I might,
Have the wish I wish tonight.

~American traditional

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I came back from my walk, which was good exercise. We should walk every day, no matter what the weather is like. This is the best exercise.
Now I am drinking some warm, soothing and relaxing camomile tea, enjoying the view through a wet windowpane.
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~Artist: Jeanne Carbonetti

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yes, walking is probably the best...I wish my feet were better....



Love,
Lilie
So do I, dear Lilie! I have been to see the podologue and I do feel a little better, but he said the pain was not dependent on the thin layer of hard skin he removed. So I will have to analyse this further.

Oh, but this morning I so enjoyed to walk along a street full of plane-trees which are loosing all their leaves ... there was a golden carpet to walk on ... and there was the breeze. I said to my husband "let me stand still and close my eyes and feel and listen to the breeze playing with the dry leaves". That was beautiful until a car roared by ...

I got the impression of the leaves, the older ones turning into dust .... hmmm. Time will come.

Meanwhile, I enjoyed your exercises! Puff puff puff .... not for me!

Dancing yes ... dancing on the leaves which crackle under the feet ...

Love, enjoy the Sunday!
Margherita Smile

Wow, girls, I am moving once again to Deepak Chopra's and David Simon's "Grow younger" ... grow younger, live longer, move harder, love stronger ... that's FANTASTIC! Do I feel the pain in my foot? NOOOOOOO....


Wildly dancing children by Emil Nolde

... feeling like a child for some precious, healing moments.
Love, Margherita
Joining in that dance Violin CoolDance CoolDance CoolDance CoolDance

This is excellent exercise, but I think you should get that foot looked at again before you dance too much, Margherita. Sending healing energy to your foot.

~Artist: Degas

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Dear Lilie,
I am pleased that you like the image.
Let us catch the beauty of the Lilie as its petals unfold.
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Now I am back to the dance and I found these words by Norman MacLean:

I sat on the riverbank and forgot and forgot,
until what remained was the river that went by
and I who watched. On the river the heat mirages
danced with each other and then they danced
through each other and then they joined hands and danced around each other. Eventually the watcher joined the river, and there was only one of us.
I believe it was the river.

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Dear Lilie,
Your post is beautiful.
Nothing at all is out of context, just post whatever you feel like posting.

I think we need a rest again. It has been very busy at work. I have done my daily yoga and I have been walking.
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Just Sit There

Just sit there right now.
Don't do a thing.
Just rest.

For your separation from God
Is the hardest work in this world.

Let me bring you trays of food
And something
That you like to drink.

You can use my soft words
As a cushion
For your
Head.
~Hafiz

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Artist: Berthe Morisot

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Dear Inda, that chosen poem by Hafiz is new to me and so beautiful and simple...



Love,

Lilie
Dear Lilie,
Your image is spectacular.

To keep us young and healthy,
we need a lot more love.
We also need light. When the dark season sets in a lot of people get sad and depressed.
Sharing more love will help.

The sun is love. The lover,
a speck circling the sun...
~Rumi

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I really love the dancing bears. They are beautiful.
It is nice reading these beautiful messges, it is dark outside and all these posts really cheer me up.

Vicky Animated1 Clap Hump Wave CoolDance BBall UFO
Thank you for letting me love you as you truly are, a light being connected to the sun by your personal ray of sunlight, a being who is also God.
I love you.
~Don Miguel Ruiz

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All this is very beautiful, so I will just keep enjoying my coffee, even if it is not so good for me, and reading this thread.

Gisele
Love rests on no foundation.
It is an endless ocean,
with no beginning or end.
Imagine,
a suspended ocean,
riding on a cushion of ancient secrets.
All souls have drowned in it,
and now dwell there.
One drop of that ocean is hope,
and the rest is fear.
~Rumi

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Since it is still Friday, I will try to do a bit more exercise because when the weekend is truly here I will find an excuse to be lazy and just rest.

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This here seems easy enough for the weekend.

My heart is a bird of heavens,
and has gone to the heavens.
My heart is a white falcon worthy of the king's,
and has gone to the king of kings.
~Rumi

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Thank you Lilie,
You just reminded me of something that I would like to have done; sadly enough I don't get it done often enough, even though my job requires it. This will get rid of all the aching spots

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This is beautiful Lilie,
but now I feel I must get some more exercise.
This exercise needs a lot of concentration

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This reminds me to concentrater a bit more on my exercise program BBall, which sometimes seems to get a bit wobbly Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Eek

Sue Cat2
This looks as if you are doing nothing,
but it really is very good exercise.

~Degas

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Enjoying the image very much, but I don't think I will come for a walk Big Grin. Watching you all is much better Bounce

Gisele
This will be a great scenic walk Lilie Razzython:
Don't be lazy, Gisele Cloud9
How about joining us for a climb over this?? Bounce Abducted

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yes, I do think it would be an interesting walk
and afterwards we could climb this one...up to heaven or down to....

Thank you Lilie; this is exactly what we want to climb. The reflection is beautiful.

Here is another site that might takes us up Bounce or possibly down Ghost

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Dear Lilie and Everyone,

There is just one day left to rest. We have been really busy exercising all week,
so let us just stop everything and find some peace within

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