Oxygen is fuel for your body, and breathing exercises can relieve stress and clear small energy blockages. Breathe deeply and slowly, through your nose if possible. Fill the bottom of your lungs first, then the middle, then the top, taking 8 to 10 seconds to fill your lungs completely. Hold your breath a couple seconds. Exhale quietly and easily.
Chant or Sing
Chanting a personal affirmation will enable you to summon additional energy. Even singing your favorite pop song can help. Spiritual and religious chants hold more power, inducing a trance-like hypnosis. This meditative state is like the shift in consciousness experienced during a Reiki session.
Cook Your Own Food
Food is fuel, but you'll gain more energy from food you've cooked yourself. Set aside time so you're cooking with care and enjoyment, not feeling rushed. Use local, organic, unprocessed food whenever possible. Eat until you're 80% full, or your body will shift too much energy to digestion and you'll feel tired again.
Dance can rid you of stale energy and bring you fresh energy. Choose music that is meaningful to you. Move your arms and legs to throw off stale energy. To bring in fresh energy, simply sway gently to the rhythm. Plant your feet on the floor and keep your arms at your sides so you don't throw away the fresh energy.
Moderate exercise clears stress and increases your energy. Moving meditations like Tai Chi and yoga have perfected this practice, but you'll feel the benefits from a brisk walk. Ask your medical professional what level of exercise is best for you.
Garden or Visit Nature
When you tend to the health of your garden, you'll feel the benefits yourself. Don't have a yard? Visit a park or forest preserve. Simply soak in extra energy from the living plants and the sun. (Wear sunblock!) Look for a stream, river or waterfall. According to feng shui experts, running water improves relaxation and energy flow.
Along with breathing and eating, sleeping is your body's natural energy enhancer. Going to sleep and getting up at the same time each day can improve your sleep quality. Sleep scientists also recommend avoiding caffeine in the evening and not reading or watching TV in bed.
Visit a Place of Worship
Temples, altars and shrines are usually surrounded by energy. Brought in by chanting, singing and rituals, this energy is available to all visitors, regardless of their religious beliefs. Walk to a place of worship near your house. See if you can feel the energy increase as you approach.
If you're having trouble boosting your energy or clearing blockages, try a Reiki session. Email Erik LaBelle, Reiki Master/Teacher, or call 312-504-7693 to schedule an evening or weekend appointment.
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