Self-Care in Motion
How we begin our day has been proven to make or break our day. Thus, if we want to do everything in our power to have the best day of our life, we must adopt a morning routine that primes and energizes our mind and body. In this awesome meditation, Jordana teaches us one such morning routine that will absolutely kickstart our day into motion.
While still in bed, I stretched and tapped various areas to awaken my body. After setting my intentions for my day and my morning walk, I went into my backyard and pressed play. Greeted by Jordana’s upbeat voice, I took in a few deep breaths into my belly. Becoming centered in the here and now, I followed Jordana’s lead and began performing a breath technique called the Breath of Fire. Using my abdominal muscles to guide my breath, I put emphasis on my exhale. While doing this quick and forceful breath technique, I sensed my body becoming more and more awakened as my mind melted away any thoughts. After a minute or so, my cells were filled with so much oxygen that I was able to hold my breath for awhile. Filled with the spaciousness of awareness, all time ceased to exist as I felt my cells bouncing off of one another. Wow...What a high! Going back to my normal breath, I felt my heartbeat begin to slow back down to it’s normal rhythm. With my mind now filled with clarity, I chose a word that depicts how I want my day to go. Because people are coming out to fix our landline and my mom’s German Shepard doesn’t fare well with strangers, I chose the word calmly. Breathing in that word, I strengthened my ability to remember how I want my day to go. Feeling so thankful for learning this awesome self-care in motion, I opened my eyes and smiled to this beautiful new day.
P.S. Thank you my dear friend, Julie for your wonderful reflection led me to listening and learning this amazing breath technique, Breath of Fire!