Here is a breathing exercise you are going to love! I learned this a few years back from one of my earlier mentors Tony Robbins. It will immediately get your energy flowing, so that you will feel more energized, more focused…ready to take on anything!
To start, I want you to look at your hand (either hand will do). Start at your thumb, then next is your index finger, your middle finger, your ring finger, and ending at your pinky finger.
1) I want you to touch the tip of your thumb and the tip of your index finger together.
2) Next touch the tip of your thumb and the tip of your middle finger together.
3) Next touch the tip of your thumb and the tip of your ring finger together.
4) Finally touch the tip of your thumb and your pinky finger together.
Repeat that sequence with both hands at the same time.
Now here come the fun part…
Do the sequence once through, and each time you touch your thumb to a finger, breathe in through your nose…so it will be four quick breaths in.
Do the sequence a second time, and each time you touch your thumb to a finger, breathe out through your mouth. …so it will be four quick breaths out.
You will continue doing the sequence, alternating between breathing in and breathing out.
You can practice doing it slower or faster. If you begin to feel out of breath, or feel light-headed then stop immediately. Before you begin again, ensure your breathing is back to normal and you feel good and grounded…that there is no sense of being light-headed.
Now here come the super energizing part!
I use this as I begin to exercise…in my case it is usually my walking! It could just be around your house. Or on a treadmill. Down by the lake. In the conservation area. I start walking slowly, doing my breathing exercise, and then once my energy is flowing, I stop the breathing exercise and speed up my walking. I find it extremely powerful!
Have fun! And if you do try it…please let us know did it help get your energy moving?!