As we’re coming into one of the busiest times of the year (and the most stressful for a lot of people), it’s a great time to talk about meditation.
When we’re super busy it’s even more important that we set time aside to make sure that we are taking care of ourselves mentally and emotionally, as well as physically.
Meditation helps set our intentions and focus so that we’re able to begin the day with a clear and calm mind. This means that we can start the day mindfully, reducing stress and anxiety, improving our sense of wellbeing.
While it can sound complicated and like ‘another thing’ to try and fit into an already hectic schedule, I want to share with you how simple meditation can be.
Simple Morning Meditation
Sit comfortably with your spine straight, shoulders back and down and your chin slightly tucked. Close your eyes and imagine gravity pulling you down and connecting you to the earth. Make no effort to control your breath, simply breathe naturally.
After a couple of minute’s place one hand on your heart and one hand on your belly. Inhale and exhale long deep breaths, imagine your stomach, lungs and chest expanding as they fill with oxygen. Feel yourself relax as you focus on your breath and set an intention for your practice that feels loving and expansive.
Holding a hand gesture helps to calm your mind and stay present. Hold your pinkie finger down with your thumb and place your left fingers over your right. Relax your hands in to your lap.
Practice a 5 count breath (inhale for 5 seconds, hold for 5 seconds and exhale for 5 seconds). Working your way up to 8 seconds for each over time. Practice for a minimum of 3 minutes and over time increase to 10 minutes.
Let your breathing return to normal. See yourself surrounded by a white golden light and continue to increase this light with each breath. Imagine the Universe is a supportive and benevolent space of love and let go of all the things that no longer serve you.
When you feel ready to end the session simple open your eyes, sit in stillness and feel the benefits of your meditation. Now you’re are ready to take on your day with increased clarity, happiness and self-awareness.
.. Designate a quiet space in your home for your meditation practice
.. Do it first thing in the morning
.. Start small, with just 3 minutes being better than no time at all
.. Be easy on yourself when your mind wanders and don’t worry about doing it wrong
Meditation is a huge part of my daily routine. It not only sets the tone for my day but also boosts my sense of wellbeing, mood and productivity.
I encourage you to take 5 minutes in the morning to meditate and see what impact it has on your day.
I’d love for you to share your experience in the comments. What difference did it make to your day?
Love, Lorna xx
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