Good morning, 😀
Yesterday, yen was very nice to recommend another very good way to energise ourselves in the morning ===> right after we have just got out of bed and before brushing our teeth, drink 3 glasses of water (at one go).
Our body has no intake of water while we sleep for hours and when we do this we are helping to rehydrate the body. When I was young, my mother used to teach me this method which I never followed until lately when yen advised me of this. This method helps to keep our body “cool” and can help to prevent illnesses like sorethroats, flu and fever due to “heatiness.” In addition, this helps to meet your daily required water intake of at least 1.5 litres. 😉
While I was walking my dog this morning near the park just before 7am, I knew I forgot to tell you another way to jump start your morning. At this time of the day when the air is so crisp and fresh, I will do this lung cleansing breathing :-
1) through your nostrils, slowly breath out, then slowly breathe in.
2) now, slowly exhale through your mouth until you can’t anymore……….but don’t stop here, because there is more stale air in your lungs left in the lungs which we don’t usually exchange when we do our normal breathing.
Now you force your diaphragm to push out the innermost air from your lungs by panting, “hah……hah…..hah….” until you know there is almost no air in your lungs. You will be amazed how far you can go at this “hah” part! 🙄 At this point, you can feel your stomach and abdomen flattening inwards. 😀
3) now through your nose, slowly breathe in the fresh, clean air into your oxygen starved lungs…………
4) fill up your lungs and hold your breath for 5 seconds, counting slowly 1….2….3……4…..5. At this stage, the oxygen is being circulated through your lungs and to all the cells in your body! How invigorating indeed! For me, I can actually feel my whole body coming alive and my brain is much more clear, not as fuzzy as before.
5) exhale through your mouth again until you can’t and then you go again with “hah…..hah……hah….” to squeeze out all the air from your lungs. Repeat Step 4.
Do this for as many times as you like. Other than cleaning almost all the air in your lungs, there is another good benefit of this breathing exercise ===> did you notice that your stomach/abdomen seems to be tighter and flatter?
Well, when you are exhaling all the air out from your lungs, both the lungs are being deflated, thus resulting the diaphragm right below the lungs to go up. When the diaphragm goes up, it creates a space in our abdomen cavity and our internal organs will fall into place to move into that space. How wonderful! 😀
Try these 2 energising ways and see for yourselves! 😉
To good health,