By grounding ourselves from the moment we wake up, we pull all the SCATTERED ENERGY produced from an intense night of dreaming. This will help you to create a SOLID BASE that will last for the entire day.
First, a quick lesson on the Japanese perspective on energy systems within the body (similar to chakras).
(Translated from the Japanese hara simply means belly, yet there is so much more to this intriguing word).
This area is believed to be where our ki or, energy as well as our personal power originates from. The hara is positioned about 3 finger-widths below the navel, between the abdomen and the spine.
This is the area we want to focus on when we wake up in the morning. As soon as you realize where you are, reel in your thoughts.
Just focus on the hara and breathe in deeply with a three-part breath. To do this,
1. Breathe into the upper chest
2. Then the rib cage
3. Then the abdomen.
Hold each breath for a second or two and exhale completely by reversing the breath while bringing the bellybutton back towards the spine.
Do this at least three times.
Once you have completed this, Pour yourself a matcha and be mindful of your thoughts.
From here, take a few minutes to remind yourself what you are thankful for.