Alarm clock is buzzing. You are trying to open your eyes but your body is crying out for another 5 minutes of sleep. Is that how your morning begins? Feel wake-up throes through the working week? Well, imagine you were a Tibetan monk and try to wake up the way wise hermits do it. Tibetan in-bed exercises energize the whole body, provide a proper energy circulation and get you ready for new achievements at your job. The most exiting thing about this kind of waking up is that it’s simple, healthy and you don’t even have to open your eyes.
Rub the Ears
You woke up already but still half-asleep? With your eyes closed, rub your ears: press them against your head and move your palms up and down like 20 times.
- It’s healthy for your face.
- This massage strengthens gums and improves blood circulation in temples.
Hands on the Forehead
Place your right hand on your forehead and put your left hand over. Move your hands back and forth like 20 times.
- It prevents headaches.
- It treats dizziness.
Slightly massage your eyes with thumb knuckles – 15-20 moves.
- The massage puts your nervous system in order.
- It also improves eye sight.
Put your palms on the belly and bend your knees. Slightly massage your belly moving palms clockwise making 30-50 moves.
- It strengthens belly muscles and gets the pancreatic gland ready for breakfast.
- The massage also relieves unpleasant sensations in the liver area, “wakes” the gall bladder up.
- It improves the vermicular motion of large bowel.
Remove your hands and “play the game” of protruding and drawing your stomach in, making 20 moves in total.
- “Stomach game” is very healthy for your liver, kidneys and digestive system.
- It also burns excess fat off and helps against cholestasis and blood engorgement.
Knees and Chest
Bend your knees. Put your arms around knees and draw them to your chest.
- It is an internal massage for stomach and chest muscles.
Time to Stand up
Now you can open your eyes! Get out of bed.
Finally, slightly massage the bottoms of your feet.
- It’s healthy for your spinal column.
Why It’s Healthy to Wake up The Tibetan Way
This is a really healthy way of waking up. It involves all organs harmoniously creating a flow of pure energy. Never spring out of bed and rush in the shower when you are still sleepy. That hits your heart, digestive and urogenital systems in the first place. Your body needs some time to wake up. Tibetan monks also wake up performing breathing exercises.