If you’re looking to get your morning off to a great start, a guided energy meditation may be just what you need to feel invigorated, grounded, and ready to tackle whatever the day throws at you.
In this five-minute guided meditation video, Manoj Dias, the co-founder and vice-president of Open– mindfulness studio which encompasses meditation, breathwork, movement and music – will guide you through a short routine designed to boost your energy and mentally prepare you for the day. The guided meditation routine uses circular breathing to achieve this. With circular breathing, as Dias explains in the video, you inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth, followed by respiratory retention.
A few quick notes: If you’re pregnant or have pre-existing heart conditions, you should always check with your doctor before starting any type of breathing routine like this. If this is your first time doing breathing exercises, Dias recommends going slow throughout the routine and not worrying about breathing too deeply. You may also notice a cold sensation in your hands or feet during this time, and this is completely normal.
Before you begin the quick guided meditation routine, you need to find a comfortable position, either lying down or sitting. Then Dias will guide you through 30 breaths. (Don’t worry, Dias will matter to you, so all you have to do is focus on your breath.) Then, after a deep exhale, completely relax your body and spend some time paying attention. on complete stillness and stillness. Finally, Dias will guide you through one final inhale and hold, before bringing you back to your normal breathing pattern.
Ready to get started with this guided meditation for energy? Find a quiet space, block out for five minutes, and get ready to breathe for a better day!