energizing exercises:
a selection of
the recharging exercises by Paramhansa Yogananda 

They give you the possibility to increase your energy level:

 "The greater your will and concentration, the greater the flow of energy." Paramhansa Yogananda

Recharging exercises:

1. Double breath:
Breathe out completely in two times through the mouth; bend your knees a bit and bring your hands together in front of your body.
Breathe in deeply in two times through your nose; tense your body from the feet towards the head in a wave.
Repeat 6 times



2. Fist in hand palm
Bring your left fist into your right hand palm and vice versa
Repeat 20 times, feel now the energy in your hands by approaching one hand to the other without closing them, you can feel a wave of energy.


With this energy

3.  Massage your body
From your feet to your shoulders, massage especially there where you feel muscle fatigue or -blocs. Do it from 20 sec to 1 minute.


4. Tapping with knuckles on head
Tap with the knuckles of your fingers on your head. Do it from 20 seconds to 1 minute.

5. Massage of the head
Massage your scalp, the skin on your head with your fingertips. Do it from 20 seconds to 1 minute.


6. March
March in a vigorous mode staying on the spot.  Do it from 20 seconds to 1 minute.

7. Run
Run with your knees upward on the spot. Do it from 20 seconds to 1 minute.


8. Back and spine recharging exercises
a. Make circles with your upper body left-front-right-back, keep your hips blocked, they are stable and don’t move, use your spine as a cane of resistance .Do it 6 times then switch sides right-front-left-back. Breathe deeply in and out.


b. Move your upper body (thorax) left-middle-right,  keep your hips blocked, they are stable and don’t move, use your spine as a cane of resistance. Do it 6 times then switch sides right-front-left-back. Breathe deeply in and out.


c. Twist: bring your left shoulder and right hip to the front then switch and bring your right shoulder and left hip to the front, your body is tensed. Do this exercise from 20 seconds to 1 minute, feel the energy moving around the spine and trachea.


d. Upper back. Bring both hands on shoulder height in front of you. Bring your left hand to your right shoulder and swing your right hand backwards, behind your body, look over your right shoulder , your hips remain stable towards the front. Switch sides and repeat 6 times on each side. Breathe deeply in and out.



9. Hands:

Close and open your hands and fingers; 6 times downward, 6 times to the side, 6 times to the front and 6 times above your head. Breathe deeply in and out. Fill your hands and fingers with energy!


10. Hips:

Put your weight on your right leg, make a big circle with your left leg, opening from the hip clockwise 3 times and anti-clockwise 3 times, then switch leg. Breathe deeply in and out.


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