I don’t know about you, but life is better when I have more energy. Want more? I’ll show you a 5 minute routine that is guaranteed to recharge your batteries and increase energy.
Before we begin, let’s do a quick review of some basic anatomy.
Within the central nervous system there is a part of it that runs automatically, without you thinking about it. Your heart for example, beats 60 plus times per minute without you having to give it orders. This automatic system is called your autonomic system.
The autonomic system is made of two sides or parts.
The first part is called the sympathetic or fight/flight system. Think of this as the gas pedal
The second part is called the parasympathetic or digest/relax/rest. Think of this as the brakes and increase energy.
You need to access the brake system to recharge the body properly, and most people, through overtraining and overstimulating, tend to be on the hyperdrive toward burnout making life difficult. What we need to do is focus on properly recharging the batteries.
Although coffee may be popular and enjoyable, managing your energy through chemicals usually is not sustainable nor ideal. Your body is more than equipped to rejuvenate, it just needs to be given the right time and tools to be able to do so. That, is sustainable.
Here is one exercise that you can do to improve the way your body rejuvenates, therefore building energy for you in your day.
5 Step Breathing Exercise
1) Place your hand palm over palm over the belly button, mid section or heart area.
2) Breathe gently in the nose and out the mouth with eyes closed.
3) Breathe 5 seconds inhale, 5 seconds exhale
4) Now amplify the movement and breath while you do the same cycle
5) Continue for up to 5 minutes to get into rhythm that balances the two nerve systems.
This exercise will help you create a calm mind, a balanced body, release tension, and ultimately, build energy.
Hope you enjoy,
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