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Morning Meditation and how it can kickstart your day.

We can sometimes associate meditation with our evenings but what if we started to look at this differently and incorporated mediation into our morning



What is Meditation?

Meditation is when you focus your mind on your mental clarity, relaxation and a greater sense of awareness. It can help us to cultivate a state of mental calm, mindfulness, or concentration. Morning meditation can encourage people to set aside some time for reflection before the day starts. It doesn’t have to be long or profound, it can be 5 or 10 minutes spent meditating each morning and this can offer benefits.


The Power of Morning Meditation 

Meditation can happen anytime, anyplace, and anywhere. Morning meditation can set a positive tone for your whole day and empower us to tackle the day ahead.

Morning can be a good time to choose for mediation as there are fewer distractions.

Secondly, it helps start the day with more calmness and focus and helps to release stress.  


Benefits of Morning Meditation 
  • In the mornings your mind is often clearer, and your body is more relaxed.

  • Mediation can be seen as a moment of self-care. 

  • It allows you to start your day with intention. 

  • Morning meditations may help you feel less stressed throughout the day.

  • It can help to focus and find mental clarity during the day. 

  • These sessions can provide more clarity for how you want to move through the day. 


Mindfulness and Its Role in Our Daily Lives 

Mindfulness and meditation are closely connected. A consistent meditation practice can lead to greater mindfulness in our lives, which has many benefits. It can help us to grow a greater sense of self-awareness and enable more thoughtful reactions to life's stressors.  Meditation and mindfulness can also help reduce general anxiety and depression.


The Morning Meditation Routine: Step By Step Guide

Every person’s morning meditation ritual looks different, but the overarching goal is to find a location and time that works best for you and to make it an enjoyable experience so you can feel completely comfortable.

Step 1: Set Your Intention 

To begin your meditation practice, it's essential to set a clear intention for your commitment. Consider your goals and what you hope to achieve during the session.


Step 2. Find the Perfect Spot 

Find a quiet and comfortable space in your home that’s away from distractions. Sitting in a comfortable position will also help you focus. 


Step 3: Consider Sounds

Decide whether you want to try silent meditation, or if it’s easier for you to meditate with quiet music, the sounds of nature, or a guided track. You can experiment and change things up as you desire. 


Step 4: Close Your Eyes & Become Aware of Your Body 

Finally, sit for five to 20 minutes and start to become more aware of your body, the sounds around you, and your breathing. 

Try breathing as naturally as possible and focus on the air going in and out of your lungs. Conduct a body scan as you continue to breathe, noticing any tension on your body, from your hands and neck to your feet and limbs, from head to toe.

Consciously release the tension from your body, doing so with each exhale to bring relaxation and ease.


Step 5: End Your Session 

Create a ritual around the conclusion of your meditation. Maybe this is taking a moment to say a word of gratitude, by setting an intention for the day, or by ending with a calming chant.

 

Meditation Tips for Beginners

The beauty of meditation is that you can do it anywhere and at any time, and even a few minutes can be grounding. As you flex this muscle, you’ll become even better at it. Follow these tips to improve your practice. 

  • Use guided meditations:  You can find these for free on YouTube or Spotify.

  • Let distractions come and go: Distractions are a natural and realistic part of life, and they’ll pop up during your meditation sessions. The key is to acknowledge these distractions and gently guide your focus back to your practice.

  • Let thoughts move through you: Similarly, don’t be hard on yourself if thoughts pop into your mind. Emphasise that thoughts are not the enemy; it's the resistance or rejection of thinking that makes meditation feel challenging.

  • Be consistent: Carve out time to create a consistent practice. Making meditation part of your morning routine can help it become a normal part of your day. And remember, the more you practice, the deeper your meditation practice will become. 

  • Incorporate other mindful practices: Beyond morning meditation, weave in additional ways to soothe and ground yourself in the early hours of the day. This could be mindful stretching, mindful eating, or simply setting a positive intention for the day. 

The beauty of mindfulness and meditation is you can take it with you and incorporate it into all your daily activities. It helps you pay more attention to the way you move throughout the day, your thoughts and conversations you have with yourself and others, and how you react to certain triggers in life. Meditating can help us to become calmer in life and manage our reactions to life’s challenges, which can help to manage stress and anxieties in our lives. Good Luck x

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