Starting your day with a calm mind is one of the most effective mindfulness practices that helps with productivity. It’s a great way to set a positive, focused foundation for the day and can easily be incorporated into an existing morning routine.
Here are a few tips that might be helpful:
Morning meditation is a great way to find peace before a busy day. Additionally, if you’re struggling with sticking to a new meditation practice, most find it’s easier to accomplish if you do it first thing in the morning.
There’s a ton of different ways to meditate but if you’re a beginner, you might want to try a guided meditation.
A few of our favorites are listed below:
Positive thinking morning meditation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0EQEiecSxs&feature=emb_logo
Guided meditation to calm the mind (15 minutes)
Morning Meditation for positivity, relaxation, calmness and stillness https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmEW9ejfYqY
There are so many amazing and calming types of tea that can help you start your day with a calm mind. It’s also an easy morning ritual to develop. Use the time while you’re making your tea to be present and mindful. Enjoy the process it takes to reach that final finished cup and really slow down to enjoy the quiet of the morning.
Chamomile, Lemon balm, and peppermint tea are all worth trying.
“According to researchers in Australia, a sweetened water-based drink containing 0.3 grams of lemon balm extract significantly reduced stress and improved mood in a group of healthy young adults compared to a placebo.”
With our minds buzzing around all morning it can be extremely calming to take some time to just focus on our breath, or now, a practice more commonly referred to as “breathwork”.
Definition: Breathwork is the conscious practice of deliberately manipulating how you breathe—and bringing awareness and intention to it—with the goal of calming the body and mind.
A couple methods to try:
“First, let your lips part. Make a whooshing sound,
exhaling completely through your mouth.
Next, close your lips, inhaling silently through your
nose as you count to four in your head.
Then, for seven seconds, hold your breath.
Make another whooshing exhale from your mouth for eight
“In Sanskrit, Bhramari is also called bhramar meaning ‘wasp’. Some also translate this as meaning ‘humming bee’. In this form of yoga breathing, a humming sound is generated during a slow exhalation resembling the sound produced by a buzzing bee. The vibrations created with this form of breathing benefits us in many ways. One of the most exciting is the production of nitric oxide.”
Whether you decide to try one of the methods we recommend, or you’ve mastered a technique of your own, a consistent morning routine has been proven to be a positive foundation for almost everyone. We hope you are able to enjoy the quiet of the morning, and start each day with a calm mind.