Years ago, I took a weekend energy balancing workshop with Donna Eden at the Institute in Rye in upstate New York. The 3 day class was an in-depth course, and I learned a lot about energy, energy balancing for greater mental focus, and energy techniques for stress management.
At the time, I was teaching very bright high school students who had ADD and ADHD. I wanted to see how this energy work could be applied to helping them with focus and relaxation. Donna suggested a simple daily routine of energy balancing exercises to help bring your body back into balance and prepare for mental work!
The routine was easy and many of my students found the exercises helpful. ( I think they also like the opportunity to have a physical activity to do in the class and a short break for sitting still).
The other day I was perusing Pinterest ( one of my favorite activities), and I came across a post entitled, "5-minute daily routine: Super Brain Yoga - a Donna Eden short version - YouTube"
Naturally I was curious and sure enough, it was a short video demonstration of the simple techniques that I had previously learned ( and had forgotten about) made into a video featuring those very techniques into a quick 5 minute morning routine exercise.
I'm so glad I found it because it reminded me how helpful simple energy balancing exercises can be and how easy it is to do a few little exercises each morning upon rising, or as a break when stressed ,or when doing long hours of desk or computer work.
I'm going to add these simple techniques back into my morning routine-
Do you want to join me?
Once I have the routine down and I can do it without watching the video, I like to play yoga or spa music in the background while doing it. Music is a great balancer for me as well.
Here is the video
Donna Eden also wrote a book that explains more about these type of exercises.
Energy Medicine : Balancing Your Body's energies For Optimal Health, Joy, Vitality
A few days later, I found a Youtube by Donna Eden that explains each exercise better plus the whys and hows. She also gives 2 additional morning exercises!
In addition, here is a link to Donna's book