Committing to a 1 or 2 hour-long self-care daily morning routine can be challenging. Dedicating just 30 minutes of your day is doable and will create a significant impact on the way you feel!
My husband and I have created a simple yet super-efficient routine on how we start our mornings. (yes, we could even call it our rituals!) We do all of this before we sit at our computer and it works magically for us. We are inviting you to give it a try. If you can maintain this routine for a period of 21 days, you will experience a major shift in the way you feel throughout your day.
Find below 7 ways to start your morning with a powerful daily routine!
SHAKING – 2 minutes
The idea here is to explore the energy and embodiment of our emotions through the expressive technique called shaking.
It helps to experience our emotion with its intensity, movement, and even sound at times while remaining present and aware (grounded) in the body.
Stand straight and spent just 2 minutes shaking your body from toes to head without trying to control the movement. See our video below o;-).
You can read more on this Core Energetics process here
YOGA – 7 minutes
Let yoga free the prana (force of life) in your body. Dedicating just 7 minutes of your day will create a significant impact in raising your vibration and energy level. Also, it will allow you to be more connected to your breath and let the prana circulate in your body, creating an uplifting sensation.
Here is a quick video for you to start:
MEDITATION – 7 minutes
Meditation is one of the biggest “unkept secrets”, yet few people fully understand the power of this simple tool for real transformation. Consistency is the key.
Introduce the “no excuse deal,” where you commit to 5 minutes each day, and you will see astronomical results. No excuses – you can find 5 minutes a day to meditate, whether that’s on your way to work or sitting at your desk.
GRATITUDE – 2 minutes
Reach a higher vibration through the power of gratitude. Studies show that expressing daily gratitude can increase your happiness level by 25%.
So, what’s stopping you from doing it?
At the end of your meditation, add this extra 2 minutes to go over what you are grateful for in life. In the beginning, you might find it challenging to conjure up what you are thankful for, have no fear. In time your list will flourish, and you will be surprised by how many things you can be grateful for in your life.
SUNSHINE – 5 minutes
When natural sunlight hits the skin, it triggers the body’s production of vitamin D. Vitamin D is also known as “the sunshine vitamin. Wherever you are, if the sun is shining, stay under the sun for 5 minutes with your eyes closed. Take in an amazing feeling that it procures.
LISTEN TO AN INSPIRATIONAL PODCAST – 10 minutes.
If we tried to fit in a lengthy podcast, we would probably never get to it. Choose 10-12 minutes podcasts long max to fit your ritual schedule. Let the words of wisdom from one of your favorite teachers, spiritual leaders flow into your subconscious and reprogram you gently.
LOOK AT NATURE – 2 minutes
The theory is that because nature is effortlessly fascinating, it captures your attention without you having to focus on it consciously. So gazing at natural environments provides you with an opportunity to replenish your stores of attention control and has a calming effect on the mind.
A plant, a tree, a flower, whatever it is keep looking at it and feel the connection between you and nature.
What a way to wake up your mind and body!
Ok, now you are ready for your nutritional breakfast…and it’s been only 30 minutes out of your day. If you are interested to take your morning routine a step further and take on a daily yoga practice we have collected the best top online yoga video classes for you to keep a strong practice!
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