Karen Golden, a wonderful massage therapist in Tampa Florida, gave me these exercise when I was in my 30s. They didnt do much for me then. But I recently dug them out of my files and tried them again. Wow! I had more energy after doing them than before. No wonder she calls them energizing exercises.
Some of these exercises may be hard at first. If you cant do straight leg lifts, then bend your knees to make it easier. It isnt necessary to do them just like the pictures. Trying is what counts. Trying will bring you the benefits. If you really cant do one of them skip it until you are stronger. Other than that, do the exercises in the order given. I dont know why, but they work better that way.
Karen says these exercises originated in Tibet. Wherever they came from, Im impressed enough with them to recommend them. All of the exercises come with the instruction to do them 6 to 21 times. If you cant do 6, just do what you can. You will get stronger. On average it takes less than ten minutes to do all five exercises. At the end of the 5 exercises, Ill put some links to exercise pages on the web.
What should you do with all this extra energy? My first recommendation is that you start a regular exercise program; lifting weights, doing yoga, aerobics, toning. Its your body. Its your choice. Enjoy!
1st Energizing Exercise: Spinning
Spinning requires practice and should be done daily as follows:
1.) Position yourself as in the diagram to the right, hands straight to the sides, head facing forwards.
1.) The more you have practiced, the longer it will take for the room to begin spinning.
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