Thank you once again to all those who joined in for last week’s Weekly Witchy Challenge - Catch-Up
The challenge clock has started once again- so get ready to move, as we are off with challenge #181!
The theme for this week’s challenge is one that will hopefully get you on your feet and is…
The Magick of Movement
A Witch’s Exercise in… Exercise!
We all know that exercise is important for mental and physical health, but did you also know that exercise can be a beneficial part of a spiritual practice as well?
From getting our blood flowing and releasing positive-feeling endorphins to helping us spend more time surrounded by nature and the elements, exercise in its various forms can be a big part of a witch’s well-rounded lifestyle
In the famous spiritual book The Spiral Dance, exercise is listed as the first of three daily witch exercises recommended for beginners.
Everyone and their bodies are unique, and there’s no one singular form of exercise that works for everyone. Luckily, from high-intensity sports to very gentle walking meditation or sitting tai-chi, there are many possibilities when it comes to exploring the magick of movement
So, what types of exercise do you find most useful and invigorating for you and your magickal life?
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This week’s challenge is all about the magick of movement - how you choose to take on this theme is up to you!
So are you ready? Because it’s…
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This challenge is all about the magick of movement - but as always, how you choose to take on this theme is up to you!
Still not sure where to begin? To help you get started, here are a few ways in which a witch might approach this challenge.
From the tango to belly dance, tap dance and so many more- all types of dances whether choreographed or free flow involve a connection between mind and body, as well as increased awareness of your body and the earth.
For more inspiration, check out the entries shared by fellow coven members in the previous Music Magick challenge
This form of meditation focuses on both the mind and the body. Relaxing and soothing while also engaging, it is a great method of meditation for those who find it difficult to sit or remain still.
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Yoga, stretching, tai-chi, and more- there are many gentle, meditative exercises that a witch can use to both aid in their spiritual journey as well as tend to their health. These activities can be good for the body, mind, and soul.
- Psi Ball & Other Energy Work
- Ashtanga Yoga or Yoga of Eight Limbs
- Yoga/Tai Chi to connect with spiritual side
- Recommendation: Yoga with Adriene
- Yoga Witchcraft?
Although the right path not for everyone, high-intensity exercises such as Karate, Taekwondo, long-distance running, sports, and others can provide a huge boost of adrenaline and power. They can help with control, increase strength, and build determination and commitment.
The suggestions above are just a few ideas to help kickstart your creativity- if you feel called to explore the magick of movement in another way, you are welcome to do so!
As always, all witches are encouraged to embrace their own unique practice with how they explore the challenge theme
Click here for a note about challenge inclusivity
Everyone is welcome to join the challenge by practicing magick in line with the current theme. For lurkers and those who don’t feel comfortable sharing, it is absolutely okay to follow along with the challenge but keep your entry personal. Feel free to join in spirit and do what feels most comfortable for you!
That being said, please know that if you would like to receive a prize and a public shout-out, it is required that you share your experience.
In order for your entry to be counted, all you have to do is write/share about your experience and label it as your challenge entry. There is a lot of chatting here (which is awesome- chatting and discussion are very welcome!) so please clearly write that it is your entry so I know to count it!
Click here to learn where to share your challenge entry
You are welcome to post it right here- just click “reply” to this post and write your experience in the text box that pops up!
Alternatively, you could create a new post in the forum (this is good for when you have a lot to share and/or would like to discuss aspects of your entry not related to the current theme)
Note : If you do choose to create a new thread, please add the “challenge-entry” tag and/or add a hyperlink back to this post so that it can be easily found- thank you!
To join in, please share your experience by:
Tuesday, February 6 at 7:00 AM EDT (Eastern US Time)
(Note that the time zone is ET- if you don’t see your time displayed above, you can use this time zone calculator to check for your time zone!)
For their efforts, all participants will receive a special shout-out and a small prize!
Acknowledgments will be given in a Props and Presents Post that will appear in the forums on Tuesday.
After the challenge closes, you are still very welcome to post but please be aware that no additional prizes will be given. This discussion will remain open for about a week after the challenge finishes.
A warm reminder that the challenges are designed to be very open- everyone is encouraged to participate in a way that honors and reflects their unique practice
And for those new to challenges- welcome! Know that the goal of these activities is to help you further diversify and strengthen your abilities and to bring together the Spells8 forum family to inspire and support one another in creative ways