Doing Life is beautiful but also very challenging. So how do we make sure to take care of ourselves everyday so that we can deal with the challenges when they arise?
I like to do so by creating simple rituals. Here I share my morning ritual with two things I do habitually withouth even thinking too much about it.
Hit Close once my iphone wake up alarm goes off
Spend five minutes in bed with my eyes closed, one hand below the belly and the other at the heart breathing contiously with a three part breath excercise
Three Part Breathing Excercise
Inhaling through the nose watching my belly expand, ribs expand, chest expand
Exhale through the mouth with a sigh, watching the wave of breath, travel back though the chest, the ribs, the belly.
3. repeat the below mantra with with eyes still closed :
Gratitute for all my blessings
May I be happy
May I be healthy
May I be free
May all beings be happy
May all beings be healthy
May all beings be free
Om lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu
Give it a try. Let me know how it goes.