Simple Morning Energizers

Want to start your day feeling refreshed—no coffee required? Here are demonstrations of some Eastern practices that will get you raring to go.

By More.com Health Editors
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Photograph: Aleksej Vasic

Pranayama
Yogic breathing
Watch how to do Dirgha, the calming breath, here.
And Kapalabhati, the energizing breath, here.

Do-in
A self-massage technique related to acupressure
Watch British clinical psychologist Rufus May demonstrate the method here.

QiGong
Healing movements related to T’ai Chi
Learn how to do “Gathering Heavenly Chi,” a simple sequence to increase energy, here.

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First Published October 18, 2011

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