My Favourite 10-Minute Guided Morning Meditation for a Good Day

Posted by on 4 February, 2014

morning meditation

I’ve been slacking about doing my morning meditations lately, which is annoying because I can feel my stress and anxiety levels rising.

That’s not to say I haven’t sat there and tried and tried… because I have! But lately my mind is so busy! Zipping here, there and everywhere. 

It’s SO frustrating.

I miss my zen.

I NEED my zen every day.

Luckily… I’ve found it again! I found the most amazing 10-minute morning meditation – a GUIDED meditation – last week and have been using it every morning since.

First, just in case you’re new to meditation or wondering what on earth I’m talking about…

The “Hoo-Ha” about Meditation

Oh there’s a big deal alright…

I like to think of meditation as a gift you give yourself every day.

Because even if you just sit there quietly for five minutes, you’ll feel a lot calmer afterwards. I’ve even locked myself in a bathroom cubicle at work for a few minutes to cool down after an unexpected altercation and it worked wonders.

Personally, I like meditation because it grounds me. It forces me to relax, to focus on what’s important and to be grateful for what I have. I always feel elated and full of positive energy afterwards. It’s AWESOME.

 Benefits of Morning Meditating

You don’t have to meditate in the morning, you can do it in the evening too – or whenever you feel like it really. There are no rules.

I pull out my yoga mat for 10 minutes after I wake up and then if I feel like it, I do about 15 minutes just before I go to bed. It’s a great way to calm down everything that’s happened during the day and get ready for a good night’s sleep.

But starting your day with a few minutes of meditation has a powerful, positive impact on how the rest of your day is going to go. That’s why so many people like to do it in the morning.

Meditating…

  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Relaxes the nervous system
  • Boosts immunity
  • Balances emotions
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Increases creativity
  • Helps with concentration and focus
  • Provides peace of mind
  • Increases your energy level
  • Creates a sense of calm
  • Allows you to live in the present
  • Lets you understand your true self

Those are just a few. And I’m no exaggerating. Meditation has helped me SO much over the last few months, I only wish I’d found it sooner!

Anyway, enough waffling on about how great it is. Try it if you don’t believe me :)

This is a good place to start though. It’s the morning meditation I start my day with and it’s by far the best guided meditation I’ve found so far.

Enjoy!

 

Find your inner zen and grab that good day!

 

“Meditation allows us to directly participate in our lives instead of living life as an afterthought.” – Stephen Levine

 

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    maria clancy
    22 January, 2016

    Sending love to you thanks its magic

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      Melanie Chisnall
      24 January, 2016

      Hi Maria! I’m so with you – I think it’s a magic meditation too! :)

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    Dan Neamtu
    20 January, 2016

    Hey Melanie,
    Good to know about how many benefits can have ten minutes of meditation in the morning. This is the first day when I started to meditate and I’m so happy. Thank you for sharing this great information!

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      Melanie Chisnall
      24 January, 2016

      Hi Dan! Isn’t it amazing how much calmer / happier you feel after meditating? I remember when I first tried it, I was blown away by how something so simple can feel so good. Happy meditating! :)

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      Melanie Chisnall
      10 January, 2016

      You’re welcome Runjhun! :)

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      Melanie Chisnall
      17 November, 2015

      Hi Margie! I’m glad you enjoyed this video :)

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      Angela Beggs
      1 December, 2015

      Thank you . This was my first morning Meditation ever, was brilliant. Loved it.

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        Melanie Chisnall
        7 December, 2015

        Hi Angela! So glad you enjoyed it; it’s still my favourite morning meditation.. makes me feel like I’m on the beach :)

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    Virg
    11 November, 2015

    Thank You I have been looking for a good morning meditation 😉

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      Melanie Chisnall
      17 November, 2015

      You’re welcome Virg! This is still one of my favourites – very talented people who put this video together :)

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    April
    12 October, 2015

    Thank you so much for sharing this. Meditation used to stress me out because I’d sit in silence trying to clear my mind…but it would bounce in a billion directions. So….instead of feeling at peace with myself, I felt annoyed.

    I LOVE this guided meditation! His voice is calming and by concentrating on what he says I always feel relaxed and ready to take on my day.

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      Melanie Chisnall
      17 October, 2015

      Hi April, I know exactly what you mean! My mind always wants to go in 10 different directions and it can be heard to zero in and just focus on your breathing. Finding guided meditation videos was one of the best things that’s ever happened to me, so I’m really glad they’re helping you too! :)

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    Leanne Huegel
    26 September, 2015

    I love this meditation. ❤️ I use it each morning to get me started on the right track. A must try for all my fibro friends! I can see why it is called “My favourite morning meditation for a good day ” !

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      Melanie Chisnall
      17 October, 2015

      Hi Leanne! It’s amazing what just a few minutes of zen at the start of the day can do, isn’t it? :) Happy you enjoyed the meditation video!

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      Melanie Chisnall
      20 September, 2015

      Thanks for visiting Judy, glad you enjoyed this meditation post! :)

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    Della Henry
    15 June, 2015

    These suggestions for morning meditation are life changing. I experience so much peace when I practice daily meditation. Thank you!

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      Melanie Chisnall
      6 February, 2014

      Isn’t meditating beautiful, Ruchira? :) Have a super day!

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    Kelly
    5 February, 2014

    I have tried to Meditate before and I just find my mind wandering aimlessly without me:)) I’ll have to give it another try because I’m positive of the benefits!! Common sense tells me that my little brain needs rest too! Lol. Ok I’ll try again!
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      Melanie Chisnall
      6 February, 2014

      Hehehe Kelly, exactly! Our poor overworked brains also need a “mini holiday” – timeout and this is a great way to do it 😉

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      Melanie Chisnall
      6 February, 2014

      Hi Susan! :) I think a lot of people think there’s some sort of secret to it. Really, it’s just about sitting quietly and breathing in and out slowly – focusing on your breath, calming your mind. I’m struggling lately not to carry on thinking about things I still need to do while trying to get calm, but that’s why the guided meditations are so good for this. It forces you to concentrate on what they’re saying and relax. No hypnosis nonsense… just getting calm and centred. I love them. Would definitely suggest you trying a guided one first :)

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    Bill
    4 February, 2014

    I really need to start meditating. I did it in college and then slowly got away from it. Without a doubt it helps to center and calm before starting the day…thanks for the push, Mel.

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      Melanie Chisnall
      6 February, 2014

      Pleasure Bill! I think you’ll find that bringing in a little meditation with your yoga will take it on to a WHOLE new level :)

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    Janine Huldie
    4 February, 2014

    I need to do this more, because many days I just jump right in, because the kids are still asleep here and figure I just want to get as much done before they do get up. But even 5 minute might make a world of difference. Thanks for sharing, Melanie!! :)
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      Melanie Chisnall
      4 February, 2014

      It’s a pleasure Janine and I hope you do get to try it sometime… I think you will love it :)

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