10 Great ways to start the day this Spring.
1. As soon as you wake up Get Up -
You will have so much more energy during the day
2. Make the first thought of the day a POSITIVE one:
repeat some positive affirmations and really feel, embody and believe them -
e.g. ‘Every cell of my body is filled with light and love’
‘I connect to the peace and love within me’
3. Salute to the sun
Surya Namaskar – is a yogic exercise that warms and stretches the entire body opening the energy channels and improving flexibility and blood circulation.
I enjoy feeling gratitude for the beautiful sun that warms our hearts and gives us life while I perform this exercise.
4. Breathing – practice some easy and powerful breathing exercises -
breath in for as long as is comfortable – hold your breath for as long as is comfortable and exhale for as long as is comfortable.
Repeat 5 – 10 times While doing this exercise focus the mind’s attention at the space between the eyebrows and visualize light (you can visualize the image of a candle flame or the sun)
how does your body and mind feel after this?
5. Kick start your liver in the morning with a warm fresh lemon water -
The sour taste – relating to the liver in Chinese medicine helps to get the digestive system going.
10 reasons why lemon water is healthy ?
6. Sing an uplifting song or chanting mantras -
Sound is an amazing tool to heal the body and still the mind, just 5 minutes of chanting Om or your favourite mantra can help to balance the mind.
The vibration in the body as you sin, along with your intention for bringing peace and love into your being and the world, has the power to uplift your emotions – and sooth the soul.
7. Walk in Nature
Walking barefoot on mother earth has the power to heal -
look at this interesting site – Earthing
8. Writing down your dreams
Contemplating your dreams and what messages they are telling you is a great way to start the day as it allows us to connect with our superconscious minds. In the superconscious mind we relate to things through symbols, images, colours, it’s also a place of our higher mind or intuition.
9. Be Creative
Whether it’s writing a short poem containing the first 3 words that pop into your mind or drawing a symbol or picture – Stimulating your creative brain can help tune you in to your intuition increasing creative problem solving for the rest of the day.
10. Smile -
It’s as simple as that… just smile, even faking a smile actually makes the body react as though it is a real one… so fake it till you make it!!