I rolled out of bed this morning not feeling the love for a workout and/or yoga practice. My sleeping schedule has been way off lately -- I usually follow an Ayurvedic schedule and am in bed by 10:00PM, but lately I've been hitting the sheets midnight or later (I tend to get that ole second wind shortly after 10:00PM, so if I'm not in bed I'm up doing any number of tasks). I'm also dealing with a troublesome calf muscle, so my first step after getting out of bed doesn't feel so good.
Despite my lack of "get up and go," I knew that some movement would feel good and serve me well. In order to jumpstart things, I broke out my rebounder (I LOVE my rebounder and use it often) and put on my very favorite dance tune -- Jogi by Punjabi MC. The music kicked in and I started bouncing with more energy with Tigger. Viola -- heart-pumping music + moving to the beat = bliss! After 20 minutes I was ready for my high energy version of the 5 Tibetans (I like to mix in Breath of Fire, turning the 5 movements into mini Kundalini Kriyas) -- at this point I switched my soundtrack to Rasa. From there, I let my body take the lead. I melted and flowed through a sweetly-paced Vinyasa flow.
I've been in the flow zone ever since my morning practice. Ahhhhhhh -- now that's what I call a great start to the day. If you're looking for a jumpstart (you don't need a rebounder, you can just dance), I'd suggest anything from Punjabi MC -- it's the Indian version of dance/club music (Everytime I listen, I think about the days that my work buddies and I would go to a nearby Indian buffet and watch the Bollywood movies continually playing on the TV in the dining room). And it never fails to inspire my body to move.