The past couple days I’ve been doing a new morning routine that includes many healthy steps that I wanted to share with you.
I find that a productive morning routine is one of the keys to health, success and happiness. It’s the best time to do just about anything you desire.
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I live in the mountains of Santa Cruz.
Just a few minutes walking distance is a great hiking place in the redwoods.
And I go there, just not as often as I’d like. I know it’s good for me, it’s just a bit of effort to go out there.
I’ve got my excuses. Need to write these emails and books, plus everything involved in running a couple different businesses. So much to do, so little time.
But a couple month’s back I saw this.
“Shinrin-yoku”, which can be defined as “taking in the forest atmosphere or forest bathing”, has been receiving increasing attention in Japan in recent years for its capacity to provide relaxation and reduce stress.
Yes, walking in the forest literally lowers stress and increases immunity.
When I think about it, it doesn’t surprise me. Does it surprise you?
Being in nature supports healthy existence. Not having nature leads to modern psychosis.
I say that slightly tongue-in-cheek but not really.
The further away we get from nature the less we can even see its value.
Recently I read a great book. Essentialism by Greg McKeown. The big message there is to get away from everything and do what is essential.
This is one of those moves to get away from the mile-a-minute life.
I made time in nature my priority.
Upon waking I make some tea and take a few herbs.
I walk out to the forest barefoot, getting that health-promoting, cortisol-lowering, free radical squelching, electrical connection with the earth.
Once I get to my spot, a secluded area, with the running stream running around it, I do a series of energy drills and free-flowing qi gong.
The air is amazingly fresh right there at 7 in the morning.
This is followed up with meditation and focusing on my goals.
Then I go sit with a plant or mushroom. Yesterday it was wild ginger. Today it was Artist Conk.
My attention was drawn to a banana slug crawling up the tree oh-so-slowly. Funny how that led to an epiphany for me.
Once I’m done, after about an hour, I head home. (In the future I’d love to spend 2-3 hours there).
Receiving all this yin, it was time for yang.
I took some Hercules 2 Pre-Workout Formula in hot water and got started with my training.
Putting a 105 lb. (48kg) kettlebell overhead many times isn’t easy, but it’s one of my top goals now.
As typical I set a new record for myself there.
Only once that is done, do I begin my work day.
I know not everyone can do this or would want to. But perhaps you can find something here that you can take and use to better your life.
Logan Christopher and the Lost Empire Herbs Team