Throw away your 5 Hour Energy drink, I have got something cheaper and better for your health, breath work Yes I know it doesn’t come in any fancy packaging or it may not be as convenient for you to do but it is cheaper and it is healthy for you.
Give Me Energy Breath
This breath work is adapted from a yogic breathing technique. Use it to increase your energy in the morning or anytime in your day or when you feel you are drifting away in thoughts it will help to bring you clarity and increase alertness.
- Inhale and exhale rapidly through your nose, keeping your mouth closed but relaxed. Your breaths in and out should be equal in duration, but as short as possible. This is a noisy breathing exercise.
- Try for three in-and-out breath cycles per second. This produces a quick movement of the diaphragm, suggesting a bellows. Breathe normally after each cycle.
- Do not do for more than 15 seconds on your first try. Each time you practice the Stimulating Breath, you can increase your time by five seconds or so, until you reach a full minute.
If done properly, you may feel invigorated, comparable to the heightened awareness you feel after a good workout. You should feel the effort at the back of the neck, the diaphragm, the chest and the abdomen. Try this breathing exercise the next time you need an energy boost and feel yourself reaching for a cup of coffee.