One of the best tricks that has really helped me live a happier, healthier life is setting a daily pace. This allows me to maintain the right amount of energy needed to do my daily chores without feeling exhausted. Staying on top of energy is not only good for your productivity, but also for your health: Ayurveda teaches that if you overheat or have too little energy, you are prone to a number of systemic problems, such as problems. of attention and memory, bad temper, a low immune system. system, restlessness or sound interrupted.
In Ayurveda, we understand the world as a place regulated by natural rhythms and laws. Each of us has a different innate ability, easily accessible to cultivate our mind and body to subvert negativity and point to the positive. Our systems appreciate regularity and reward you for your routine. Establish a healthy physical and mental hygiene program and you will find yourself more productive, less stressed and anxious, better rested and with a stronger immune system.
Here are three strategies to prepare you for balanced success. Use these morning, afternoon, and evening meditation tools, all of which are much more effective than coffee or chocolate, to tackle your pending tasks with vitality.
1. Raise the engine and get on a clear path.
Moving bodies tend to stay moving. In the early hours of the morning, when your eyes open in the sunlight, take a few deep abdominal breaths. Then take a quick look at your system: Do you feel slow or ready to take advantage of the day? If you are slow, take a few more vigorous breaths, massage your scalp and turn your wrists and ankles before getting out of bed. If you want, get out of bed and do a few simple rotations of all the joints, including the hips, to lubricate them and make the blood and lymph flow.
Once you are standing, and if necessary, make a few curves forward, with your hands on your hips, then sit up and approach the sky. Repeat three times. Run three sleek side curves (right, left, right, left) to open the side waist. Lean on the bathroom sink and stretch your calves alternately. If you like body brushing, now is the time, followed by a balm or body lotion applied gently along the long bones and with circular movements on the joints.
Then try setting a goal for the day. An intention is formed by the heart and the mind, a solemn vow or determination, which seeks to take advantage of the will and your approach in harmony with the mind and body. Look in the mirror and ask what you want to achieve today. Is it work-specific or is it related to your behavior or relationship? Focus on what it is and decide at least one simple and good way to approach it. Make it practical and doable. If nothing comes to mind or you have negative thoughts, try rethinking it. Instead of “this is hard, i can’t do it“say to yourself,”This may be difficult, but let’s see how I do it today! ”
Related: An evening meditation to establish intentions
2. Avoid falling in the afternoon without reaching for caffeine or sugar.
By mid-afternoon, no matter how much you prepared your physical and mental self that morning, many of us stopped breathing deeply. We are tired and slow. We are getting less oxygen to the brain and nervous system. We allowed our shoulders to tense and our hips to stretch. The logical solution may be to have a coffee or a bar of sweets. Do not do it! Instead, follow this standing meditation (the full guided meditation is in the video above) to recover naturally in five minutes. The practice is simple: 30 seconds of deep, slow breathing followed by 30 seconds of accelerated breathing accompanied by physical movement.
3. Disconnect, unwind and sleep well.
At the end of the day, our shoulders may have become tense again. A to-do list has probably been created. The basics of sleep hygiene give us some happier tricks based on the idea that to sleep well, the mind and nervous system need a reset. Dim the lights as night falls. Turn off the electronics. Drink some sleeping tea to relax. Gentle stretches can help create a bedside atmosphere. Practice alternate nasal breathing, followed by a few long, deep breaths.
Once completed, take out your diary or piece of paper and make a list of all your thoughts or tasks. You can check out your intentions for the morning here. Now, the priority is to sleep peacefully and without worries. This is a good time to sow the seeds of something positive that you would like to reflect on in your dream. Be creative, but practical. Make a thought or two in your mind that may seem like a resolution or a wish that you can cultivate during sleep. Now dream.
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By Lisa Hedley
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