Exercise is optional.

Movement is essential.

Exercise is a modern invention.

Movement is ancient.

Movement was here first.

Movement is what the human body is designed for.

―  Ben Medder

Movement as Practice


In the beginner's mind, there are many possibilities. But in the expert's mind, there are few.

― Shunryu Suzuki

An inch of movement will bring you closer to your goals, than a mile of intention.

― Steve Maraboli 


The only way to know the truth of a movement is to do it on your own body.

Twyla Tharp

We don't need correction. We need connection. 

Liz Koch

Movement as Medicine


A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world.  

―   Paul Dudley White 

Patients should have rest, food, fresh air, and exercise; the quadrangle of health.

―  William Osler 


Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise, will sooner or later have to find time for illness. 

―  Edward Stanley 



Movement as Art


 Dance is moving sculpture. ― Pablito Greco  

Dancing is more than a ritual, it is the place of oneness;

the body, the soul and the spirit in perfect synchronization.
― Paul Bamikole 

I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself. 

―  Mikhail Baryshnikov

Martha Graham


―  Martha Graham

Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.

Nothing is more revealing than movement.  The body says what words cannot. The body never lies.

There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique.

―  Martha Graham

Moving with Change


Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. 

―  Albert Einstein

No man ever steps into the same river twice; for it's not the same river, and he's not the same man.


A very slow movement on the right path, is better than overwhelming speed on the wrong path.
― Israelmore Ayivor


Our identity in the world is like a wave from the Ocean.

Kishore Bansal

It slowly builds, crests, then returns home.

Movement for Life


We do not stop exercising because we grow old; we grow old because we stop exercising.

―  Kenneth Cooper 

Aging gracefully means

being flexible,

being open,

allowing change,

enjoying change,

and loving yourself.

 ―  Wendy Whelan



If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.

― Martin Luther King Jr.