How to Create Your Own Morning Ritual
Pilar Gerasimo suggests that you shift into a more powerful routine in as little as three minutes. My Morning Minutes routine was inspired by Andrea, my younger sister and a yoga teacher. She had made a commitment to do thirty minutes of yoga every morning after she received her Kripalu five-hundred hour yoga-instructor certificate. She set a lofty goal but within a few weeks she realized she was not able to keep it up in her everyday life. Instead of giving up or continuing to struggle, she redefined the scope of her commitment. She decided to roll her mat, light some incense and kneel down, then take three deep breaths. Morning Ritual She could do as much or as little as she wanted. After she reached her mat, smelt the incense, settled down, and took her first deep breath, she felt like she could do a few asanas. She might be inspired to spend more time on her mat, sometimes even exceeding her original 30-minute goal.
The core appeal and core value for me was simply being able to take a few minutes each day for myself. I expanded my practice options to include any calm, peaceful, and enjoyable activity. In a bid to emulate the wonderful experience my sister had and the amazing results she was getting, i tried to copy her method for a while. However, I began to realize that I wasn’t always ready for yoga. Instead, I was called to write, meditate, or play my guitar. The core appeal and core value of the practice was for me in taking a few minutes each day to myself Morning Ritual. I began to expand the list of possible practice activities to include any calm, peaceful, and enjoyable activity that appealed to me that day. My minimum daily commitment was three minutes. I have been doing it since then, sometimes for over an hour. Even though I sometimes miss Morning Minutes, I still feel the difference and am inspired to get back to it as soon as possible.