Leave the cup of coffee aside: these meditations will help you feel focused and full of vitality.
Surely it happened to you: the alarm sounds and the first thing you think is “I don't want to wake up”. You get up reluctantly, thinking that a long and tedious day awaits you. Of course, your expectations are met; You have a stressful day and all you want is time to go home. Does it sound familiar to you?
Starting the day with little energy will make your workday unattractive, challenging and productive. Why not turn this situation around and get ready to get up on the right foot?
Set aside the cup of coffee and put these meditations into practice to feel focused and energized.
Pranayama is a branch of yoga that focuses on breathing exercises to regulate energy. Fire breathing is an invigorating and purifying pranayama; It stimulates the solar plexus and allows energy to flow freely. To begin, inhale deeply so that your lungs expand. Then inhale and exhale through the nose quickly and without pauses; when exhaling you should contract the abdomen, and when inhaling, relax the muscles so that the air inflates the navel. It is as if you are pumping the air rhythmically. Do it preferably when you wake up.
Apan mudra or vitality mudra
Mudras are meditation postures that are performed with the arms and hands. Apan mudra is also known as the vitality mudra, as it helps to clarify our goals, strengthen our will or feel more energized. Sit with your back straight and your legs crossed. Rub your palms energetically and massage your fingers. Then, join the tips of the middle and ring fingers with the thumb. Keep it up for several minutes.
Powerful energy meditation
If you have a difficult day ahead, this meditation will provide you with intense energy. Sit with your back straight. Interlace all your fingers except the ring; these should be well pressed and pointing up. The right thumb should tighten well to the left. Place your hands at the height of your diaphragm and close your eyes. Inhale and exhale deeply through your nose, with your mouth ajar. Do the exercise for 8 minutes.
According to the Hindu tradition, the chakras are energy centers. The third chakra or manipura , located at the height of the solar plexus, is considered the center of power: here the will, the creative and intellectual energy are concentrated . Also, activating it allows us to make effective decisions. To stimulate it, sit with your spine straight, with your legs together and straight in front. Place the arms at the sides of the body and support the palms. Inhale and slowly raise your legs to about 60 degrees; when exhaling, lower them. Repeat the movement 10 times. Finally, perform fire breathing for 3 minutes.
Sit in the lotus or cross-legged position. Place your hands at chest level, palms together. Close your eyes and take a deep breath. Inhale in a controlled manner in four times, hold your breath four times and exhale in four more times. When you finish exhaling, hold another four seconds and start again. In the end, press your hands firmly for 10 seconds and relax on your knees.
If you want to further stimulate your senses, place a burner with essential oils of lemon or bergamot, perfect for activating vital energy.