I’m about to share with you one of my favorite ways to re-energize yourself and recharge your battery. What I love about this practice is that it can be done quickly. It’s a simple process that only requires one thing: sunlight.

This exercise can be done inside or outside. If you live in a place that is consistently cloudy part of the year, then this may be more challenging. However, even if it’s bright but cold outside, you can still practice this through a sunny window. Ideally, you’ll be able to be outside somewhere in nature, but do what you can!

Here’s how it goes:

  1. Plant your feet on the ground and stand up tall.
  2. Feel the support of the surface beneath you.
  3. Take in three slow, deep breaths while feeling the soles of your feet.
  4. Begin to feel the sunlight on your face and body, letting it warm and comfort you.
  5. Imagine that you have an empty column or battery-like shape in your core. This column runs along your spine from your tailbone up the top of your head.
  6. Now imagine that with every breath, the sunlight begins to charge up this inner battery, from the bottom up.
  7. Keep breathing and using your imagination, allowing the sun to power you up until your “battery” is full.
  8. Once you feel fully charged, take in a couple more deep breaths to soak up the energizing effects of this practice.
  9. Allow your eyes to open, and go about your day.

I hope you find this exercise useful. I’d love to hear about your experience in trying it out!