Lena Kovadlo is a writer for various content-sharing websites. She's an author of 12 books and helps other authors publish theirs.
The Daily Energy Routine
Has this ever happened to you? Have you ever felt groggy, tired, drowsy, and/or drained of energy when waking up in the morning to go to work or anywhere else for that matter? Feeling this way can actually affect the rest of your day and you might find that it is hard to function and accomplish the necessary tasks ahead of you.
There is a way to battle these morning symptoms and to recharge yourself so that you are filled with positive energy and are ready to take on the day. What you have to do is practice what is known as the daily energy routine that I have discovered in Donna Eden's Energy Medicine book. The daily energy routine consists of eight easy-to-accomplish techniques and takes up less than ten minutes of your time. It is great to practice this routine every morning after getting out of bed, but it will only benefit you more if you do it more than once a day.
The daily energy routine consists of the following techniques:
- The Three Thumps - this technique will "boost and restore energy, increase strength and vitality, and strengthen the immune system."
- The Cross Crawl - this technique will "balance and harmonize energy, improve coordination, and clear thinking."
- The Wayne Cook Posture - this technique will "focus the mind, allow you to untangle inner chaos, see with better perspective, think more clearly and learn more proficiently."
- The Crown Pull - this technique will "relieve mental congestion and headaches, clear and refresh the mind, sharpen memory, and open the crown chakra to higher inspiration."
- Connecting Heaven and Earth - this technique will "open the meridians, expel toxic energies, and stimulate fresh energy to flow through the joints."
- The Celtic Weave - this technique will "pulse your auric energies outward and strengthen them, and connect all your energies together so they operate as a single web."
- The Hook Up - this technique will "get strange flows moving, strengthen auric field, leave you feeling whole again. It will calm you and help you feel connected."
- The Zip Up - this technique will "boost confidence, clear your thoughts, and protect you from negative energy that may be around you."
The Three Thumps
1: Use several fingers to tap various points on your body.
While tapping make sure to breathe in through your nose and to breathe
out through your mouth.
Step 2: Tap the K-27
points for about 15 seconds. To locate the K-27 points, place your
fingers on the collarbone and move them inward toward the U-shaped notch
at the top of your breastbone. Move your fingers to the bottom of the U
and then move down and out about an inch.
Step 3: Tap
the Thymus for about 20 seconds. To do this place the fingers of one of
your hands in the center of your sternum at the thymus gland.
Step 4: Tap the neurolymphatic spleen points for about 15 seconds. They are located beneath the breasts and down one rib. Then tap the spleen acupuncture points for about 15 seconds. They are located on the side of the body, about four inches down from the arm pits.
The Cross Crawl
1: While standing, lift your right arm and left leg at the
Step 2: As you put them down,
raise your left arm and right leg.
Step 3: Repeat
this again but this time exaggerate the lift of your leg and the swing
of your arm across the midline to the opposite side of the body. Try to
make the elbow touch the opposite knee
Step 4: Do this exaggeration for about one minute and make sure to breathe deeply while doing it.
The Crown Pull
1: Place your thumbs at your temples and your fingertips
resting at the middle of your forehead.
Step 2: Slowly,
with pressure, pull your fingers apart to the hairline stretching the
skin above your eyebrows.
Step 3: Place your
fingers at the hairline and repeat the stretch.
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Step 4: Repeat this pattern starting at the top, center, and back of your head. Continue all the way down until you reach the base of your neck. Use pressure as you pull.
Step 5: Move down to your shoulders and push your fingers in and hold. Then pull across your shoulders toward the front. Hold your hands there until it feels right, then release and drop your hands/arms.
The Wayne Cook Posture
1: Sit with your spine straight. Place your left foot over
your right knee. Hold your left ankle with your right hand and the
bottom of your left foot with your left hand.
Breathe in slowly through your nose, letting the breath lift
your body, while stretching your leg toward you. Exhale slowly through
your mouth, relaxing your body. Repeat four or five times.
3: Switch to the other foot and repeat the entire process.
Step 4: Uncross your legs and "steeple" your fingertips, resting your thumbs just above the bridge of your nose. Breathe slowly in through your nose and out through your mouth three or four times. On exhale, separate your thumb slowly stretching your skin on your forehead. Slowly bring your hands down in front of you. Surrender into your own breathing.
Connecting Heaven and Earth
Step 1: Start with your hands on your thighs,
Step 2: Inhale through your
nose, circle your arms out, and bring your hands together in prayer
position. Exhale through your mouth.
Step 3: Inhaling
through your nose, stretch one arm up and one down, pushing with your
palms. Hold, exhale through your mouth, and return to the prayer
position. Repeat switching arms. Do this twice for each arm.
Step 4: Drop arms down, fold your body forward at the waist, and relax with your knees slightly bent. Take two deep breaths before slowly returning to a standing position.
The Celtic Weave
Step 1: Stand tall, hands on thighs. Breathe deeply,
in through your nose and out through your mouth throughout.
2: Rub hands together, shake them off, face palms, and try to
feel the energy between them. Rub and shake again, place palms close to
ears and take a deep breath.
Step 3: Inhale
and bring your elbows together. Exhale, cross your arms and swing them
out to the side.
Step 4: Cross and swing them out again. Bend forward, repeat and cross arms over upper legs.
Step 5: Swing out again, in front of ankles. Bend knees, turn palms, forward, scoop energy, stand, and pour that energy all over your body.
The Hook Up
Step 1: Place your middle finger of one hand on the "third eye". The "third eye" is the spot between your eyebrows above the bridge of the nose.
Step 2: Place the middle finger of the other hand in the navel.
Step 3: Press each finger into the skin and pull it upwards. Hold for about 30 seconds.
Step 4: Do this until you start to yawn or feel yourself having a deep sigh. This will mean that your energies are hooked up.
The Zip Up
Step 1: Place your hand at the bottom of the central
meridian - at your pubic bone.
Step 2: Take a
deep breath in as you move your hands, slowly and deliberately,
straight up the center of your body to your lower lip.
Step 3: Continue upward, bringing your hands past your lips and exuberantly raising them into the sky. Circle your arms back to your pelvis.
Step 4: Repeat this three times.
This Daily Energy Routine is easy and fun. You can do it on your own or with a group of people (friends, family, etc.) It is effective in many ways and doing it on a regular basis definitely will help you. So, don't hesitate to try it...
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.
Lena Kovadlo (author) from Staten Island, NY on February 03, 2013:
You are welcome!
greencha from UK on February 03, 2013:
Lena Kovadlo (author) from Staten Island, NY on April 04, 2011:
Yes, I know plenty of people who do these techniques on a daily basis (even more than once a day) and they feel better, more energized, and even happier.
This isn't time consuming to do and you have nothing to lose by giving this a shot.
top-bannana from England on April 01, 2011:
has anyone tried these and found them working? They seem interesting whether i'd have the time or energy for them remains to be seen. Thanks for sharing though, great hub.
Lena Kovadlo (author) from Staten Island, NY on March 16, 2011:
Wish I was as disciplined to do it myself. I do some of them sometimes but hardly ever do them all at one time.
rauffray from BC, Canada on March 16, 2011:
This is fascinating... ...and there's so much to learn. I wish I were more disciplined, I might actually try these techniques. Well, I have this reference so I can always go back to it. Thank you, Lena!