If we all started off with meditation in the morning, wouldn’t you think the world would be a better place? I sure do. I understand the benefits of meditation, and I use my practice to my utmost advantage. It puts me in a better mood, it makes me think of the bigger picture, and it disconnects me from my body so I can create space for my mind. It makes me focused, energized, and ready to take on the day. It reminds me of the psychological drama I have going on in my head and the periods of time I take away from my life doing mindless or unnecessary activity. Once you begin to realize how to appropriately spend your day, you will understand that carving out time for meditation in the morning is imperative.
Too many people start their days off with low vibrations, such as fear, anger, resentment, tension, or some sort of unease. These people are suffering, and whether they know it or not, they could reverse the way they feel through meditation. It truly is that simple. We all have those days where we seem to be grumpy, and it’s hard to turn the corner from them, but that’s when meditation plays an enormous role in your life. You need to be able to be aware of your own personal state of being in order to be able to give yourself more meditation to bring out your pleasant state of mind and inner peace.
How would you like to be able to wake up, put on a mediation, and then face your day with happiness and high vibrations? Well, you can! You just need to start setting time for a daily mediation practice. You need to download insight timer, and you need to check out my “Meditation Tips” under my “Mind + Body + Soul” tab at the top of my website. I give you tips on how to start or continue your meditation practice, my 5 favorite guided meditations, 5 favorite talks, and my favorite teachers on the app this year to date! This is my secret sauce to living my best life, and I’m sharing it with you because I know that it will be able to help you reach yours!
Yesterday, I did a very simple yet very effective meditation on YouTube. It was free, as Alo just rolled it out this week. It is called “7 Days of Mindful Meditation,” and the first day was guided by one of my favorite teachers, Caley Alyssa. Her entire class is under 10 minutes, and it was based about breath technique. Inhale for three seconds, exhale for six seconds, inhale for three, exhale for six. Repeat, repeat, repeat. If you feel your mind wander at all, that is okay, just bring your mind back to counting to three while you inhale, and then count to six while you exhale. It really is as simple as that, and she guides you out of it.
Yesterday, I felt my inner light turn on so I decided to take more time to meditate. Once you get to a comfortable and consistent stage in your meditation practice, you will know what you need. Some days you need more time, other days you are able to guide yourself in your own meditation, whether that is during your walk, yoga practice, or doing the dishes. I know this because I now have the ability to do so. I find myself confused if I’m doing the dishes, or any other chore, and I’m not listening to a mediation talk. These talks bring clarity, prompt questions, and make you laser focused with a light that others around you will be able to notice, especially when you find yourself with a resting bliss face.
This week, I encourage you to try out meditation. You can either try Alo’s “7 Days of Mindful Meditation”, or I will give you a seven day list of my favorite meditations on insight timer you can try out. Remember, all of my meditations are based off of insight timer, so if you do no have this app, please go ahead and download it now (it is free).
Day 1: Get Your Glow On Meditation, by Melissa Ambrosini (11 minutes)
Day 2: Waking Up With Ease and Grace, by Sona Bahri (13 minutes)
Day 3: 10 Minute Metta for Goodwill & Loving-Kindness, by Mark Zelinsky (11 minutes)
Day 4: Healing Light Meditation, by Danielle Erin Huddy (11 minutes)
Day 5: Morning Ritual, by Jason McGrice (10 minutes)
Day 6: Mindfulness of Sounds and Thoughts Meditation, by Mary Walker (10 minutes)
Day 7: Positive Intention Setting, by Georgie Browne (10 minutes)
Below are 7 Bonus Meditation Talks you can do while in the car, doing chores, taking a walk, really any time you are essentially not at work compelled to be pulled away from these talks.
Day 1: The Purpose of Meditation, by Sadhguru (6 minutes)
Day 2: Do This One Thing To Live Blissfully, by Sadhguru (4 minutes)
Day 3: A Crash Course to Become More Receptive, by Sadhguru (9 minutes)
Day 4: Falling in Love with Everyone and Everything, by Sadhguru (10 minutes)
Day 5: Allowing Life to Touch You, by Sadhguru (7 minutes)
Day 6: Stop Limiting Life’s Possibility, by Sadhguru (14 minutes)
Day 7: Suffering or Joy – You Choose!, by Sadhguru (13 minutes)
Good luck! I hope you carve out time for the next week to practice meditation. These are some of my personal favorite, and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.