THE INSTANT ENERGISER
Rare moment to yourself? Make the most of it by lying on the floor, inhaling and stretching long, reaching your arms out by the sides of your head. “On your next exhalation, bend your right leg, taking your hands to your right knee,” says Hall.
“Softly hug it in and ease the knee down towards your body, letting the breath empty completely from your lungs.” On your next inhalation, lower your right leg and stretch it long to the floor.
Then on the exhalation, repeat the sequence with your left leg. Continue to move with your breath in this way a few more times, then rest your body, releasing into the floor happier and more relaxed.
THE CONFIDENCE INJECTION
Time to nix nerves ahead of that presentation. Stand with your feet hip-width apart, arms by your sides and knees soft, instructs Hall. On your inhalation, slowly raise your arms up and out, gathering any feelings that hold you back or make you doubt yourself, and begin drawing them up to the sky.
On the exhalation, turn your palms down, lowering your arms in front of you. Let those gathered feelings flow down and out of your body. Repeat this sequence twice more, mindfully gathering and clearing. Next, slowly raise your arms on an in-breath again—this time, gently gathering and acknowledging positive feelings, qualities and emotions.
Let them flow into you as you lower your arms. Do this twice then, on a third time, bring your arms down with a slow, steady exhalation to seal these qualities inside you. Repeat twice and stand quietly for a few moments. Good to go? Attagirl. Now crack on!