My Morning Routine: How I Uncage Daily

A few days ago in our private little community I asked if people wanted to see my morning ritual.

You guys responded with a resounding yes, so I went out to Mt. Tabor and recorded this video for you.

Of course, there are many layers to it, and I could create several hours worth of video content to unpack all the details of the routine.

Perhaps that’s something I’ll do in a future course. 🙂

For now, hopefully you at least get the basics of it from watching the video:

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Morning routine summary:

  1. Ground and shake – 5 min
  2. Standing check-in meditation – 3-5 min
  3. Deep squat breathing practice – 3 min
  4. Controlled rotations of all joints – 5 min
  5. Incantations to unleash your greatest self – 5 min

Total investment: 20-30 min

Value: undefinable

The benefits of daily uncaging practice:

  • It ensures that even if I don’t get outside again for the rest of the day, that at least I uncaged once. It helps me sleep better at night knowing this. And it helps combat Nature Deficit Disorder.
  • Getting my feet on the ground right away helps restore the negative charge to the body. Grounding is actually one of the most potent anti-inflammatories.1
  • Mobilizing all my joints gets the stiffness out of my body and hydrates the tissues that have poor blood supply. Since doing daily CARs I wake up with less “old man” feeling.
  • Daily incantations remind me of why I practice and helps put me in a powerful state to tackle my day, and create momentum toward my most important goals.
  • Being outside just feels good. Enough said.

Of course, you don’t have to do this whole practice, and some days I don’t.

If I’m strapped for time, I will do just get my bare feet on the ground, shake a little and do the joint rotations.

The point is to do it every damn day. So just do whatever you can, however you can.

Pro tip: Find a trigger that helps you anchor this habit. This is basically just something you already do each morning, that will remind you to install your new habit. You make it easier because you’re essentially piggybacking off of something that requires no current effort.

For some, that might be doing shaking and joint rotations after your morning cup of coffee. For me, it’s taking my dog out to the bathroom in the morning.

I hope this helps you uncage and awaken the primal beast within you.

Let me know how it goes!

Over to you: What’s your morning routine like? Do you have one?

If so, what is it? If not, why not start one now?

Sources:
1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3265077/

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