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 a high school teacher, teaching very bright high school students who had ADD and ADHD. I was interested in the course to see how this energy work might be applied to helping my students with focus, concentration and relaxation. Donna Eden 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 when I shared it with my students, some of 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 - on YouTube"
Naturally I was curious to see the routine and sure enough, it was a short video demonstration of a few 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. Below this Youtube video, I also included Donna Eden's routine.
Here is the video
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