5:30 every morning, chanting pali suttas for 20-25 min, in a squatting posture (in case I ordain in a tradition where that’s required, my muscles will be loose and ready). Switch from squatting to kneeling posture if necessary part way through.
Then I have a list of about 9-12 arhants and inspiring teachers such as Ajahn Mun, Ajahn Lee, Thanissaro, I bow to a visualization of them in my mind’s eye 3 times to each. This is great for building saddha-indriya, and at the same time mind is being purified, you work out your lower back doing basically inverse sit ups for each bow. After my feet and legs are nice and warmed up, I might switch from kneeling bows to one cycle of sun salution for each remaining arahant on my hit list.
then I take precepts .
I visualize the buddha standing in front of me, sariputta on his right side, moggallana on his left. Behind them, I visualize the monastic sangha, a sea of virtuous beings from the time of buddha till today standing there.
Then I reflect on the past 24 hours, on what I did well, what I didn’t do well, what I could have done better. The Buddha or Moggallana then gives me a little pep talk or reprimand, whatever I need, and then I commence to visualize the Buddha administering the precepts.
The stronger samadhi is, the more inspiring this visualization is, the more seriously I treat the contract, compared to if I were to just read the 8 precepts and agree to follow them (without buddha and sangha visualization).
Then I do physical exercises for at least 15 minutes, specially designed exercises to really increase circulation (of blood, qi, etc) in the major joints like knees, hips, ankles, wrists, elbows, shoulders, simultaneously. I share details of this another time, this is how I healed knee problems more quickly.
Before the 5:30am chanting, I do walking and sitting meditation. After the 15+ min. exercise after the chant, I do another sit. then breakast…
Unless something unusual happens, this part of my daily routine is quite regular.