I find that when you begin your day with a clear, relaxed mind the rest of what you encounter throughout the day seems to flow rather than clash with your personal atmosphere (i.e. your mood). And who doesn’t like having a smooth, conflict-free day? Why don’t you have a look at 3 Easy Meditations To Add To Your Morning Routine by Chaylin- by me. 🙂 It’s a very great way to focus on your new year resolutions.
Meditation is a mindfulness practice that has been around for more than a few millennia. But in recent years, It has become increasingly popular with the resurgence of the New Age Movement. And ther is a renewed interest in Eastern spirituality.
There are about as many different types of meditation as there are techniques to practice. But I want to highlight the most simplistic ways to employ this ancient tradition in your mornings… Without even having to venture from your bed.
Deep Breathing Meditation
While utilizing the breath is a common component in most meditations, this particular form focuses exclusively on the breath and being conscious of the ebb and flow of each inhalation and exhalation.
To begin, simply sit or lie down on a surface of your choice and get comfortable. Once you have made yourself comfortable, take a slow, deep breath inward until you feel a gentle expansion in your abdomen. After that, release your breath fully and completely until your abdomen has returned to its normal state.
Repeat this process of deep breathing until you notice that the only thing that you are aware of is your breath. This realization can vary on how long it takes depending on the person, but you’ll know you’ve achieved your goal once your mind is totally clear and ready to face whatever lies ahead.
Creative Visualization Meditation
The visualization variety of meditation requires a bit more imagination than the others on this list, but it’s the one that I believe can be the most enjoyable to practice because you have the freedom to guide the meditation as you please.
To start a creative visualization meditation, employ deep breathing until you feel that your mind is blank. Once you have achieved that place of calm, envision your impending day unfolding in your mind’s eye. Think about what you will see, what you will think, and what you will say. Most importantly, capture the feeling that you most want to experience in your day.
After you have identified the desired emotion, allow yourself to feel it as intensely as you would if it was really happening. Then carefully ease yourself back into your waking life and get ready as you normally would. I guarantee you will reap the benefits of your positive mindset.
Full Body Relaxation Meditation
This full body relaxation meditation is beneficial both day and night because it allows you to release any tension that may be present in your body and can even alleviate aches and pains
over time. When doing this meditation in the morning, however, be sure to set a timer or an alarm for about 15 minutes so that you don’t fall asleep.
First, bring your attention to the lowest point on your body which would be your toes. Feel each and every one of your tiny digits and consciously connect with your body by directing your breath towards your feet. As you continue to breathe, gently shift your focus to your ankles, shins, and calves. Work your way upwards throughout your whole body. Continue this part by part until you have reached the crown of your head.
The aim of this meditation is to mentally scan each section of your body and take note of any tightness or discomfort. Sometimes we hold tension in areas of our bodies completely unbeknownst to us. Luckily, this technique can help identify tender spots before they become a problem. It’s also a great way to decompress before leaving for the morning.