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

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I’ve been slacking about doing my morning meditations lately, which is annoying because I canΒ feel my stress and anxiety levelsΒ 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.Β 

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.

Β 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 πŸ™‚

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!

Β 

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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  1. Chelsea says: Reply

    Thank you for this! I’ve been trying to use daily in the morning for the last week and I truly look forward to it to center myself for ten minutes at least!

  2. Alexis Carrington says: Reply

    Simply beautiful! I loved it, thanks!

    1. Melanie Chisnall says: Reply

      That’s awesome to hear Alexis! πŸ™‚

  3. Alexandra says: Reply

    This is a powerful way for me to start the day. I am filled with the energy of the universe and. ready for a powerful day πŸ™πŸ»

    1. Melanie Chisnall says: Reply

      That’s awesome! How wonderful that just 10 minutes at the start of the day can make you feel like you can conquer the world?! πŸ™‚

  4. Natalie Muckersie says: Reply

    I really enjoyed it thank you!

    1. Melanie Chisnall says: Reply

      So happy to hear that – it’s a pleasure! πŸ™‚

  5. Carol says: Reply

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful meditation
    😀

  6. Edith Brown says: Reply

    Thank you for a lovely morning meditation. I thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend it. I will surely incorporate into my meditations. Edith

  7. Allan says: Reply

    Thank you

    1. Arcadia I says: Reply

      Thank you so much!
      It was truly magical.

      1. Melanie Chisnall says: Reply

        Hi Arcadia, what a great way to describe this meditation… magical, I love it! πŸ™‚

  8. Beautiful. I am using this regularly. Thank you.

  9. Susanne says: Reply

    This is a very nice meditation to set to come on every morning! Thank you🌞

    1. Melanie Chisnall says: Reply

      You’re welcome Susanne! πŸ™‚ I still haven’t found a 10-minute meditation that comes close to how authentic and uplifting this one feels.

  10. Maya says: Reply

    Excellent way to start the day. Thank you . Maya

    1. Melanie Chisnall says: Reply

      I agree Maya, the day just doesn’t feel right if I don’t get in a bit of meditation or yoga early in the morning. Glad you enjoyed it! πŸ™‚

  11. maria clancy says: Reply

    Sending love to you thanks its magic

    1. Melanie Chisnall says: Reply

      Hi Maria! I’m so with you – I think it’s a magic meditation too! πŸ™‚

  12. 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!

    1. Melanie Chisnall says: Reply

      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! πŸ™‚

  13. […] come to realise is one of the reasons I tend to stress outΒ so quickly and need to get my zen going a lot more. But that’s another story for another […]

  14. Thank you so much

    1. Melanie Chisnall says: Reply

      You’re welcome Runjhun! πŸ™‚

  15. Margie Watt says: Reply

    Thank you!

    1. Melanie Chisnall says: Reply

      Hi Margie! I’m glad you enjoyed this video πŸ™‚

    2. Angela Beggs says: Reply

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

      1. Melanie Chisnall says: Reply

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

  16. Virg says: Reply

    Thank You I have been looking for a good morning meditation πŸ˜‰

    1. Melanie Chisnall says: Reply

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

  17. April says: Reply

    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.

    1. Melanie Chisnall says: Reply

      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! πŸ™‚

  18. Leanne Huegel says: Reply

    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 ” !

    1. Melanie Chisnall says: Reply

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

  19. Judy says: Reply

    Thank you.

    1. Melanie Chisnall says: Reply

      Thanks for visiting Judy, glad you enjoyed this meditation post! πŸ™‚

  20. Della Henry says: Reply

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

  21. Mary says: Reply

    I like this morning medation I

  22. I so agree with you Mel

    Your time to live in the moment and connect with our innerself.

    Good luck dear!!
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    1. Melanie Chisnall says: Reply

      Isn’t meditating beautiful, Ruchira? πŸ™‚ Have a super day!

  23. Kelly says: Reply

    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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    1. Melanie Chisnall says: Reply

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

  24. I really need to learn how to meditate.
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    1. Melanie Chisnall says: Reply

      Hi Susan! πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚

      1. Joao says: Reply

        Melanie thank you for the work in teaching meditation. I think most people meditate in some form already! What Buddhists call “Mindfullness” is often referred to as the meditate in question here. It is illustrative to describe it as a muscle one strengthens, where the attention of one’s consciousness is the pump, and as you said Melanie: “and just sitting quietly…”

  25. Bill says: Reply

    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.

    1. Melanie Chisnall says: Reply

      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 πŸ™‚

  26. 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!! πŸ™‚
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    1. Melanie Chisnall says: Reply

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

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