5 Tips Morning Meditation Practice

Meditating daily for just 10 minutes could help you feel calmer and more grounded. Here are some tips to help you get started.

How to Set Up Your Morning Meditation Practice

Find your method.

Having a single point of focus, like your breathing, really helps.  You may have a jumble of thoughts, with the trick being not to get caught up in them. When you realize your thoughts are drifting, return to your breathing.

If tracking your breath doesn’t feel good, there are other forms of guided meditations available on your electronic devices. For more in-depth training, YouTube offers instruction from well-known teachers and free apps to download such as Insight Timer or Smiling Mind.

Find your spot.

Where you sit is your choice. It might be a corner of the sofa, or a folded blanket laid next to the wall. You could also just stay in bed! It’s about what feels right for you. The setting only has to be large enough to fit you and your derriere.

Enhance your spot.

If you have a yen for a proper meditation cushion, there are plenty of shapes and sizes you can order online. Candles, images, objects, or a plant can help with your meditation.

Sit up straight.

Although meditating while you lie down is possible, it’s easier to do it if your spine is erect. And if you do it regularly, sitting in your designated spot will help trigger the desire to do it.

Meditate first thing.

Whenever you find the method and spot that works for you, make meditating the first thing you do.Try doing it before you’ve listened to the news, or checked Facebook, while your mind is still soft and fluid. If you can do it at the same time each morning, bravo! Once you sit, close your eyes and begin.