Connecting to your Intuition through movement and exercise. 5 reasons why exercise connects you to your intuition.

By Julie Cusmariu – January 13, 2009

” If you have a brain and a body and you sleep at night, by definition, you have all the equipment you need to be intuitive “
Mona Lisa Schulz, M.D. Ph.D. ( The New Feminine Brain How Women Can Develop Their Inner Strengths, Genius and Intuition)

I responded to a query the other day for a magazine article being written about intuition and fitness. The questions that were asked wondered whether intuition plays a role in fitness and exercise routines. Being an Intuitive Consultant and an enthusiastic runner and participant in regular exercise, my reply was an adamant YES!

Did you know that every time you exercise and move your body you are that much closer to connecting to your intuition? Our bodies are huge intuitive receptors that contain enormous amounts of information for us to integrate into our daily lives. This information can appear in the form of a physical sensation, a gut sense or an instant knowing. The messages and guidance we receive from our non linear mind supports us in living healthy, enriched and balanced lives.

When we exercise and move our bodies we no longer stay stuck in our heads, instead we allow the deep and meaningful connection to our entire physical being to exist . When we do this we naturally connect to the inherent wisdom of our bodies.

When I go out for my morning run I receive dozens of inspired thoughts and ideas for my day. Very often solutions present themselves to matters I was preoccupied with and thinking about even days earlier. The run has a beautiful way of clearing my mind and providing me with a sense of relaxation, inspiration and well-being.

Here are 5 reasons why exercise & movement connect you to your intuition:

1. To use your intuition you need to be connected to your body. Exercise heightens your awareness to your physical nature and the life force within you that animates your body.

2. Being physical means being in your body, grounded and connected to the physical world. When you are engaged in physical activity you are less likely to be stuck in your head mulling things over from the day, looking for solutions to your problems. As soon as you engage in movement and activity, mental chatter lessens, thus making room for the wisdom and inspiration from within to flow.

3. Exercise increases energy levels, mental acuity and also reduces stress levels. All these benefits create a favourable environment for intuition to communicate to us. The intuitive voice is subtle and requires attentiveness, awareness and groundedness.

4. Exercise improves your mood and promotes relaxation. This creates a fertile space for intuition to come through and be heard. We can hear our Intuition most when we are relaxed and undisturbed, especially by emotions such as fear or anxiety.

5. One more crucial point worth noting about exercise and intuition is that exercise boosts self-esteem. Listening to, trusting and then acting upon your intuition requires self-esteem and courage. By developing your self-esteem, you will develop your ability to trust and successfully act upon your intuition.
So there you have it. Exercise and Intuition are linked in a beautiful way, one serving the other, each crucial to our well-being.

The next time you are exercising or moving your body notice how you are feeling. You might even find yourself arriving at a solution to a problem you had since given up on. And know that we are all privy to these moments of inspiration and clarity.


Wishing you lots of intuitive moments and inspired physical activity in this New Year.

Julie Cusmariu is a certified life coach, certified mentor coach, and intuitive consultant. She helps leaders and creative individuals trust their intuition and use their voice to create positive change, gain clarity, and lead with meaning and purpose. Julie is the host, creator, and producer of ‘Julie in Conversation’ a weekly live podcast with expert guests inspiring personal and collective change.
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One Response to Connecting to your Intuition through movement and exercise. 5 reasons why exercise connects you to your intuition.

  1. Mary Davis February 9, 2009 at 10:42 am #

    Hi, Julie:

    Thank you for this — it’s exactly what I needed right now. I needed a reminder of how being fully embodied through exercise enhances intuition and to trust what my body is telling me in this regards. I’m just going to go with it from now on! When it says “move”, I’m going to move!

    Much gratitude for your gifts and insights…

    Love, Mary

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