I love to start my day by connecting with my body. It changes everything. However, I feel resistance towards coercing myself into a rigid exercise routine– sometimes my body just doesn't feel like a specific type of exercise, and I've noticed that if I force it, I tend to end up dramatically reducing the amount of movement in my life. I guess I'm just a sucker for freedom.
The idea came from observing Silvia building her own 15m morning movement sequence, which became her exercising tiny habit. It's been working like a charm for her, so I copied a few of the exercises and started to gradually develop my own routine.
In essence, the sequence is a blend of yoga and strength training inspired by my handstand coaching. The components change from day to day depending on how I feel. I've decided to start recording my sessions to get tips on how to improve my positions.
The absolute, non-negotiable minimum is to do one Sun Salutation. This is so little, that I have absolutely no excuse to skip it, no matter how busy or tired I am. While everything else is optional, the truth is that while I start doing it, I actually want to do more.
Here's an example of my full movement sequence:
Funny enough, on that particular day, I went for a run straight after finishing this sequence. That's exactly what I wanted to achieve – unlock more movement!
Here's a video from another day when I didn't have much time, and decided to do a bit of meta reflecting on the process.
On that day, the sequence was followed by a bicycle ride and a yoga session.