Part IV - Sleep Tips: morning sluggishness

So you've been asleep for 6-8 hours but you're still tired.


Get your blood pumping


Some morning exercise is a great way to start the day. You don’t need to go for a 5m run. A good stretch, some Yoga Sun Salutations or an energetic cuddle, are all great ways to start the day!



Energise your breathing


Breath of Fire (and I don’t mean morning breath!) can really energise you in the morning. There are also tons of benefits including detoxing the body, increasing your circulation and strengthening your abdomen and solar plexus.


Beginners should start with 2 sets of 30 seconds and build up from there.

  1. Stand up tall, lengthening the space between your navel and your heart and relax your face

  2. Option to lift your hands above your head and stretch to the sky

  3. Breathe in and out through your nose and start to pull your abdomen in during the exhale, and press it out during the inhale. Imagine your belly fills up with air during the inhale and use your abdominal muscles to push the air out during the exhale. If you find this a challenge, slow your breathing down and focus on the exhale. Your body will naturally inhale

  4. Start to shorten each breath and pick up the pace. The breathing should be loud and quick. 10 exhales should only take you 2.5-3 seconds.

  5. After 30 seconds (about 70 exhales), pause and take a few smooth deep breaths as you sit and listen for the immediate effects of the practice. Tingling is completely normal and can feel rather nice...

  6. After 30 seconds, stand and repeat

After a while, you can build up to 2-3 sets of 30 seconds with a few smooth, long breaths in between. One day in the future, you could reach four minutes.



Learn to meditate


Vedic Meditation is a simple technique practised for 20 minutes. During this time, studies have shown that your body gains rest up to 5 times deeper than sleep, so quickly recharges your batteries and gives you an extra boost after a good nights sleep.


Over time students often notice that they are waking before the alarm, and remain more energised throughout the day.


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Vedic Meditation is great for sleep issues


To find out more about how Vedic Meditation can help with your sleep challenges and so much more, arrange a FREE consultation call with Joanna.


Email joanna@findyoursmile.co or complete the Contact form to arrange a date and time to chat.





 

Where to next?

Start at the beginning - Your Radio Times guide to sleep