If you are too tired to exercise during Ramadan, try working in instead of working out. Walking, tai chi, qigong, yoga and breathing are all simple yet powerful meditative movements that help accumulate more energy rather than take it away from the body. Working-in exercises can provide the body with beneficial energy to the hormonal system, spinal area and organs.
Tai chi - zen swings
- place one hand on your chest and the other on the upper portion of your belly
- as you inhale, your belly should expand fully for two-thirds of the breath - only the last should come from the chest
- once you feel comfortable with the belly breathing, you can combine it with the squat movement
- as you exhale, slowly lower yourself into the squat position