Boy do I feel great this morning!
I did a full session of breathing and energy exercises – before I
started work. It feels wonderful to do this type of exercise first
But sometimes I fall out of the habit.
As those of you with young kids know, they are usually “up and at
’em” pretty early in the morning. And your weekday routine probably
involves some combination of getting yourself ready for work or
school, getting your kids ready and off to school, making sure the
pets have food and water, and so on and so forth.
It’s easy to get caught up in the morning rush and….forget to put
yourself first. If you skip your breathing exercises in the morning,
you may find it difficult to fit them in later in the day. And this
can make a real difference in your energy levels and your breathing.
I notice an immediate difference. When I do my exercises first thing,
I feel energized, I feel enthusiastic. I am more focused and
productive when I sit down to work. I feel more creative.
When I don’t do them first thing…very different experience.
In the Secret Power of Dynamic Energy Exercise Course, Volume 2, I
recommend you do the Dynamic Energy Routine in the morning, before
Mornings can be a low energy time for many people. Working with your
breathing first thing can help you establish control over your
breathing, your outlook, even your stress levels, for the rest of
the day. The exercises in the Routine also energize and focus you.
I make the same recommendation in the “Fire Up Your Metabolism”
The exercises which form the core of the program are also best done
first thing in the morning. From a weight loss perspective, performing
the exercises before eating your first meal forces your body to reach
into fat stores immediately.
You also jumpstart your metabolism and keep it running higher
throughout the day.
Not to mention, you have more energy right off the bat. This is a
big deal if you have to be off and running every morning.
The other benefit of these exercises is that they help improve
digestion and elimination. Within a day or so of beginning them, you
will become a lot more “regular”, if you know what I mean. And this
is an infrequently discussed – yet critical – “secret” to losing
weight AND keeping it off.
So, if you’re not already doing this, give it a try. Wake up
15 minutes earlier than usual and do your breathing exercises.
Experience the difference it makes in your energy, outlook, and
how smoothly your day seems to go.
As for me, I have re-committed myself to taking the advice I so
readily give to others. “Do as I say and not as I do” just doesn’t
fly, does it.
You Can Do It!
P.S. If you’re serious about finally dropping the weight, losing
the paunch, and strengthening your core, then the “Fire Up Your
Metabolism” Program is for you. Learn how dynamic breathing exercise
can help you unlock the fat burning potential of your body at
the Best Breathing Exercises website.
Copyright, Karen Van Ness, 2011
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