TOP PICKS FOR GOOD MORNINGS
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A few of our South London Favourites:
- @wearegather_uk -Peckham
- @bringyourownuk – Nunhead
- @beetrootbeans – Forest Hill
- @nakedlarder – Herne Hill
- @jarrmarket – Herne Hill
- @byo_london – Tooting
- @commonclapham – Clapham
- @pipocavegan – Brixton Road
We have a list as long as our arm (probably longer) but we’re finding that without a morning commute we can have more time to read which makes for good mornings. Some of our top picks are:
Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens
The Mars Room – Rachel Kushner
Girl Woman Other – Bernardine Evaristo
The Colour Purple – Alice Walker
Stay Close – Harlen Coban
Queenie – Candice Carty-Williams
Still life – Louise Penny
Three Women – Lisa Taddeo
A Little Life – Hanya Yanagihara
We love a documentary, and there are plenty of great options out there to educate on the state of the planet and what work we can all be doing. Some of our top picks are:
- The Game Changers
- Our Planet
- A Third Industrial Revolution: A Radical New Sharing Economy
- A Plastic Ocean
- Before the Flood
- Food Inc
Taking some time to educate yourself on the state of the planet and how we can each help, is a great way to make your morning good!
1: GET COMFORTABLE Sit in a meditation posture or lie down. The important thing is to be comfortable enough to expand your lungs freely without any feeling of constriction.
2: 30 POWER BREATHS Inhale through the nose or mouth and exhale through the mouth in powerful bursts. Keep a steady pace and use your midriff fully as though it is a balloon. Repeat steadily 30 times. You might experience light headedness or tingling sensations in the body.
3: THE BREATH HOLD The hold, retention after exhalation. After the 30 rapid cycles, draw the breath in once more and fill the lungs to maximum capacity without using any force. Let the air out and hold for as long as you can. Hold the breath until you experience the gasp reflex. 4: RECOVERY BREATH
Inhale to full capacity. Feel your chest expanding and when you are at full capacity, hold the breath for around 10 seconds and this is round 1! This cycle can be repeated 3 more times. 5: ENJOY THE FEELING
Having completed the breathing exercise, take your time to enjoy the feeling afterwards. This feeling will be more and more like meditation each time you do it.