Morning Meditation For Energy
If you drag your feet in the morning and struggle to get out of bed, you are far from alone. Most people wake up feeling like they just don’t have enough energy, not wanting to leave the soft cocoon that is their bed. You can however work it so you end up with more energy and feel better able to take on the world in just a few small steps.
When you wake up, slowly stretch from your toes up to the top of your arms, rotating your shoulders before continuing up to your neck. Don’t open your eyes, and instead sink deeper into the feeling of your body, allowing your fingers and feet to feel like they are rooted to the bed. Really spend time thinking of your body being rooted and strong, try your hardest to ignore everything else going on around your body.
Start to imaging your body brimming with energy from your limbs that are rooted to your bed. Feel the energy that courses through your veins. You should feel warm, relaxed, and like you have a lot of potential at this point. Take the time to listen to your heart, to feel awareness of your body spread from the tips of your fingers on down to your toes. Don’t move yet, instead let the potential build up within you.
Now begin to slowly wiggle your fingers and toes, feeling the blood moving within your body, the energy starting to build up for the day. Start to slowly stretch and move, activating each muscle and really working out any stiffness that you encounter from the night before. Don’t thrash, make sure that each movement is slow and deliberate and that you feel the energy in your body moving along with your muscles as well.
Roll your head, move your shoulders and slowly move yourself into a seated position. Next you should do either a basic emptiness meditation or try some visualization for a great day. Don’t open your eyes yet, you want to wait to enter the world outside of your head. When you near the end of your visualization, stretch your arms over your head and find a comfortable position to stretch your arms and your sides.
Slowly open your eyes as you stretch, feel your body being activated and embrace that light for the first time in the new day. This works best if you are sleeping in an area that will get natural light, but sleeping in a room where you can see hallway light or any other source of light will also work. Letting the light be the first thing your fully relaxed and ready to go body sees will let it know that it’s time to get up and get going.
Take your time getting out of bed, but once you are up go about your morning routine as you normally would do. Don’t be tempted to take extra time in the morning, instead let your body work through that potential you discovered and activate itself for the rest of the day. Eat a meal that is full of protein and fiber to really get the best results and avoid drinking any non-clear liquids until later in the day to keep your energy levels high.
If you have time in the morning, pairing this with a quick yoga workout will have even better overall results and is a great way to get some exercise in what might be an otherwise sedentary lifestyle. Otherwise a walk to work or even just taking the stairs when you get there will really get the body going and leave you with long lasting energy to take on whatever the day throws at you.