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BY: Gregory Florez
I’m lucky: Brimming with morning energy, I spring up as soon as my alarm sounds, put on my shoes and go for a run. As someone who specialises in vitality coaching (using effective diet, exercise and time management habits to maximise energy), I know it’s hard for plenty of people to drag themselves out of bed. But by doing the same thing at the same time every day, you create healthy rituals. (By the way, healthy doesn’t have to mean a 6 kilometer run!)
Here are four easy, yoga-inspired moves you can perform each morning to maximise your blood flow and energy.
Morning Energy Maximiser No. 1: Stretch before your feet hit the floor.
To feel energised before you even put on your slippers, do these simple moves:
Morning Energy Maximiser No. 2: Make a breathing exercise part of your morning ritual.
Try building this structured breathing exercise somewhere into your morning routine. You can do it while your coffee is brewing or while your car is warming up. Inhale deeply for a count of six. Exhale for a count of eight. Completing four cycles will boost oxygen flow throughout your body.
Morning Energy Maximiser
No. 3: Salute the sun.
This classic yoga move was designed with the morning in mind. Try out the following instructions a few times on your own, or pop into any yoga class for a run-through that’s more hands-on.
Morning Energy Maximiser No. 4: Do like your dog.
the previous exercise seems way too fussy, just imitate a furry friend
with this single, simple pose:
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