This meditation is best done in the wee hours of the morning before you really get out of bed. Take a time to feel your body relaxing on the bed, savoring the feel of the sheet, the cushion, the comfort you are experiencing, and the beauty of waking up slowly.
Begin this meditation while still lying in bed before ultimately awakening. Take a moment to feel your body resting on the bed, enjoying the feel of the sheet, the pillow, the comfort you are experiencing, and the beauty of waking up slowly. What a beautiful morning this is.
Take a deep breath through your nose. Hold your breath at the top, and when you're ready, exhale a long audible sigh giving your body a stretch as you let it go.
Let your breath be gentle as you allow yourself, still with your eyes closed, to slowly bring your body up into a seated position in your bed. Take your time. There is no rush.
The timing is working out perfectly for you. Once you sit up nice and straight, let your shoulders roll back slightly to open your chest.
Let your Heart's energy center open up as you rest your palms in your lap, facing upwards, and let your spine be tall and straight.
As you take a deep breath in and feel your abdomen expand. Hold your breath at the top and when you're ready. Exhale. With a long audible sigh. Ah, very good.
Now return to breathing slowly and gently this time, cycling your breath through your nose and out through your mouth at a good pace.
As you begin to feel your body waking up, becoming more aware, feeling open, and ready for a beautiful day, say thank you out loud or in your mind for another day.
Let gratitude flood your entire being. As you recognize this moment, let yourself feel willing, open, and ready to experience a beautiful day.
Consider how you desire to feel today and let yourself feel those emotions.
Confirm that you are ready to experience the emotions you desire to share today. You are open and willing to receive them.
Breathe deeply through your nose, holding your breath at the top, letting these feelings build. And as you exhale with a sigh, gently roll your shoulders.
Wiggle your fingers and toes, and gently open your eyes to the room around you when ready. Ready to embrace another beautiful day.
You can meditate at any time. However, forming a habit first thing in the morning will make it stick. Meditation is like a seed. When you cultivate a source with love, the more it blossoms.
MeditationLifeSkillsPodcast.com strives to present meditation concepts that connect east and west, tradition and science in a non-sectarian way, from multiple traditions and not promoting any particular technique or method.
One important principle I try to accomplish is to take complex ideas about meditation and the not-so-well understood meditation principles to help you understand how they can fit into your life.
To your success in meditation!
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