Ideally, we would all have tons of energy and zest for life all day every day. However, this is not always the case. Ultimately, a decrease in energy is the result of thinking and saying and doing things that are not in alignment with what we really want and who we really are. All of my other videos address this root cause. But today, I have a technique for you to use if you’re in need of a quick boost in your energy levels.
To begin this technique, sit down with your legs crossed. Close your eyes. Begin breathing very deeply on the inhale and let your body exhale naturally. With each breath, imagine the breath expanding and extending you taller.
Imagine that below your navel, in the core of your pelvis, there is a little flame. See it flickering there in the darkness of your abdomen. Then imagine that below you, under your sits bones, you are seated on a kind of fuel. As you breathe in, imagine or sense or feel your breath sucking that fuel source up through a channel running from your bottom to that flickering flame.
With each breath, more fuel is being sucked up to touch that flame and like kerosene added to a fire, imagine or sense or feel that fuel triggering the flame into life. When this happens, lift your arms upwards with both palms open to the sky and overlapping one another. Relax your stomach muscles completely and then
begin to breathe rapidly through the nose with equal emphasis on the inhalation and exhalation. It will be like very fast sniffing. Keep the breath shallow, just at the tip of the nose. Continue at a comfortable pace and establish a steady rhythm. You will find the stomach pulses on its own in rhythm to the breath. Breathe this way for for 1 minute.
And as you do, see this internal fire flare and engorge to full your pelvis and stomach and chest and heart and throat. See it spreading over your head and down your legs and arms.
See it roaring through every part of your body. Imagine feeling and even hearing that raging fire. When the fire has lit up the entire interior of your body, resume normal breathing. let the breath come and go naturally. Then, sprawl your legs sideways into a bent position with the soles of your feet flat on the floor. Place your elbows on your knees and your palms facing the sky. Spend as long as you wish, feeling the fire filling your body with energy. Knowing that you can use this energy for anything you desire.
Once you are sufficiently energized, you can decide to either progress throughout your day with that fire still raging, or you can imagine it quieting to a healthy flame so that you can live off of the ‘full tank’ it left you with. Either way, do not take time to come back slowly. Simply adjust your metal focus to the room you are sitting in and as you open your eyes, imagine that fire coming through your eyes and as you begin to move your body, imagine the flame being the thing that animates those movements.