Would you like to have unlimited energy every day? Would it mean you’d exercise more? Play and travel more? Give more to your work? Use it to inspire, motivate and connect with more people?
Below is my list of top tips from some of the recent health and energy programmes I’ve been on, including the juice fast at YogaBarn in Bali. and Unleash The Power Within, (UPW). They are working for me, and they might just work for your too!
Why not pick one and give it a try? Or pick all seven and you’ll be on an unstoppable force of nature.
1. Move more!
The fastest way to change your energy is to move! Change your physical state. Act like you have energy, and you will feel it. Try it now. Stand up! Shake your body, put your hands in the air and jump a few times! You’ve been sitting down too long anyway. If you are feeling brave, shout “I FREAKIN ROCK” as loud as you can too! That will wake you up.
Your physiology has a profound impact on your psychology. You already know this, right? Tony Robbins knows it too. That’s why he had us up, jumping, dancing and shouting regularly for 4 days during UPW. Here’s my video of us at 9 Saturday morning. We look a little crazy don’t we, but we had energy!
2. Breathe more!
The yogis amongst you will have been practicing this one for a while. They call it pranayama. It can be as simple as sitting still and breathing deeply into your stomach for a few breaths, to specific breathing patterns, regularly throughout the day. My preferred pattern uses the ratio of 1:4:2. Inhale for 4 seconds, hold for 16, exhale for 8, repeated 10 times. (Listen to Tony describe the 4 in 4 out version here at 1:10:30) Depending on the pattern you use, It’s an instant de-stresser, and energiser!
3. Poop more!
I’d never done a juice fast before. I need to eat every three hours just to stay alive. 6 small meals a day, right? Seven days with no food? How am I going to do that? Why am I going to do that?
I don’t need to lose weight. I eat a normal healthy diet. What am I going to get out of it? And what is it going to get out of me? That was the big surprise.
The most fascinating part of a fast is not just the lack of what goes in one end, but sometimes it’s the observations of what comes out the other.
City life can be pretty stressful sometimes. Rushing between meetings, adding things to your never-ending to do list, checking your emails and Facebook every minute. You know it doesn’t have to be like this, but how do you take time out to relax, reflect and get some exercise? To do those important things that keep you healthy and happy?
Well you don’t need to quit your job and go to Brazil to have a nice time. That helps, but it’s not the only answer. You can take time out in your city too. For me that meant spending a wonderful Sunday upside down and on my head with yoga instructor Tammy Jones.
My name is Richard Brownsdon, and I organise inspiring adventures.
I bring people together who are interested in things like social enterprise, giving back, personal development, freedom, health and having a whole load of fun. Together we explore, discover and be inspired through the adventures that we create.
For me, I love to see people follow their passions and interests, especially when they are related to socially beneficial projects.
I’ve lived and worked all around the world, and I currently split my time between London and the Isle of Man.