Like with any new job or new fitness regime, the energy exerted in a new activity can end up draining your body of all it’s energy. When your body is not used to giving so much energy at one time, it will usually show signs of exhaustion not only physically, but emotionally and mentally too.
As a new yoga teacher I have been experiencing this state of exhaustion after I teach a private or group yoga class. I feel very weak and drained after my class finishes and I’m left with no energy to get on with the rest of my day. Most people know that I give 110% to everything I do so I need to be careful when it comes to preserving my energy levels. I’ve been speaking to some of my new yoga teacher friends and it is reassuring to know I am not alone.
I use to be able to do a morning fitness class, run a marketing workshop and go out with friends in the evening. Now adding yoga to the mix, it’s a whole other ball game. I now have to carefully monitor my energy levels and not over commit to social or work commitments. I’ve also been adding in more re-balancing activities to help recharge my batteries. It’s still a new journey for me but I’m hoping to get use to my new found love for teaching. If you’re feeling flat after a day’s work or a new fitness regime, here are a few things you can do at home to re-balance your energy levels.
A mini digital detox
As a self confessed digital enthusiast, technology can be a big drain of my energy. A mini digital detox with absolutely no technology can be the perfect way to restore your levels. Step away from the phone, laptop, ipad, TV and anything that needs electricity. Light a candle or some incense and sit in complete silence for 10 minutes.
Earthing or Grounding
One of my favourite ways to recharge is to connect with mother earth. Whether it be a barefoot walk in a park or a swim in the ocean, connecting with mother nature is a great natural way to reduce stress, boost energy, increase longevity and restore health. This is oh so hard in London so I’d love any tips you might have on grounding in the city!
A cup of herbal tea and some classical music
I’ve found sipping on a cup of herbal tea whilst listening to some classical music is very therapeutic. There is something so soothing and relaxing about this combination that helps me to unwind and rebalance after a strenuous day. Maybe classical music isn’t your cup of tea (don’t mind the pun), but you could try listening to waterfalls or relaxation music.
Run a hot bath
Not many people have the luxury of a bath tub at home, but if you do – get soaking! Soaking your sore and tired bones and muscles in a hot bath can do wonders for your energy levels. Add some magnesium for an extra boost or your favourite essential oil.
Have a nap
Sleep is quite an obvious way to recharge the batteries after you exert a lot of energy. If you’re lucky enough to work from home, a power nap of 30 mins can help you rebalance your energy levels and get you back to feeling your best. Anymore than this and you will be in danger of not wanting to get up at all.
I hope the above helps you with recharging the batteries after a long day. I’d love to know what you do to rebalance your energy levels?? Let me know in the comments below.