What is the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning? Scrolling through social media, grabbing your morning coffee, or jumping into the shower? How you start your morning sets the course for the rest of your day. If you start your day with the feeling of lethargy and restlessness, this feeling will follow you through the rest of your day.
Practicing these five morning meditation will help you to begin your day in a gentle tone, with gratitude, and set the right intention for a productive day. Whether you wake up at 5 am or 10 am incorporating a short morning meditation of five minutes can become a very strong anchor for the days when you feel stressed and overwhelmed.
The reason why you should practice meditation in the morning
1. For a productive day
Meditation enhances your ability to concentrate, and your attention to the work. Also, it teaches you mindfulness, incorporating meditation into your morning makes you more proactive towards your work hence boosting productivity.
2. Reduce stress and anxiety
If you are someone who tends to feel stressed in the morning about your daily to-do list then even a quick meditation will do wonders for you. Meditation helps in lowering cortisol which is a stress hormone.
3. Enhance your mood
Even a short practice of 10 minutes of meditation can give your mood a boost of joy, positivity, and inner peace that keep you smiling and happy throughout the day.
Tips to start morning meditation for beginners:
To create an effective meditation routine, you need to be consistent with it. Here are some practical tips to start with meditation practice.
- Set your alarm a little earlier so that you can find enough time to freshen up and change into some comfortable clothing.
- Prepare all the things you need for your morning meditation, whether it is your mat, cushion, blanket, or candles.
- Find a quiet place that is comfortable for you and where no one can disturb you.
- Sit in a comfortable position. Although the classic meditation posture is a lotus position, you can also sit on the chair. Keep your back straight.
- Find a meditation app that is right for you and stick with it. Whether you want to go for a guided meditation or walking meditation.
- Don’t be too hard on yourself, even if there are thousands of thoughts that circle your head. You cannot learn to let your thoughts flow in the first few meditating sessions. Hence it is best to go for guided meditation in the beginning.
Here are the top five Morning Meditations to feel positive
The best thing about a basic meditation for beginners is that everyone can do it, anytime and anywhere. The following meditation techniques are suitable for beginners for that surge of positivity:
1. Guided Meditation
Guided meditation is very good, especially for beginners, and also there are tons of options available for guided meditation. Right from a quick 5 to 10 minutes meditation to an hour-long meditation. In guided meditation, you will listen to a calm and soothing voice that will lead you through meditation. All you have to do is focus on that voice and soon you will reach that state of inner peace and happiness without any negative thoughts. It is a great way to start your meditation practice until you get a set meditation routine.
2. Breath Meditation
One of the most basic meditation techniques for a beginner is breath meditation. All you have to do is sit quietly and focus on your breath. An easy technique is to inhale through your nose for three seconds, then pause for fours and slowly exhale for five seconds. Repeat this process for at least 10 breaths. Soon you will find yourself concentrated only on your breath. This is like recharging your batteries. When you feel overwhelmed, try this meditation technique and you will feel a surge of energy within you.
3. Mantra Meditation
If you are someone who gets stressed easily and finds yourself overwhelmed on the slightest thing. Probably the basic breath meditation won’t be enough for you and you should opt for mantra meditation. In mantra meditation, you have to repeat a phrase or word over and over again in your mind which is positive for you. You can create a mantra that can resonate with you.
Such as I am happy or I am loved. You can even choose I am confident. Repeating these mantras over and over again not only calms your mind but also fills your subconscious mind with positivity.
4. Candle Meditation (Focused Meditation)
This is the best mind stability meditation for beginners. Sometimes simply focusing on breathing and mantra can be hard if you have a fickle mind. In this, all you have to do is light up a candle and focus on its flame. Just focus on its flame-like laser beam and you won’t be finding yourself with any struggling thoughts.
5. Grounding Meditation
When we feel detached and distracted from everyone. In that case, we need some grounding, generally grounding means centering your soul and connecting it with mother earth. You can do it withstanding barefoot on grass and affirm that you are connecting with mother earth. But you can also sit on the floor in the morning with your back straight and eyes closed, take five deep breaths. Center your attention on those parts of the body that are connected to the floor beneath you. Try to stay present and complete your breath cycle. This practice will help you to feel secure and centered.
A beautiful and mindful morning makes your day more productive and worthwhile, and starting your morning with meditation is something you should try for a blissful experience. You can try the above-mentioned meditation techniques to feel relaxed and refreshed throughout the day.