Create a healthy early morning meditation routine today using these easy to perform morning meditation techniques below.
How to Meditate
Before learning to meditate, you must first understand that the human mind is constantly active, chattering alone, day in and day out.
As a matter of fact, many of us are unaware of the state that our mind is in on a daily basis.
Even if we don’t speak out loud, there is constant internal chatter going on that rarely rests and this gets manifested in forms of words, memories, imagination, dreams and so on.
Meditation, on the contrary, is the state of no-mind or without mind. This means that the inner activity ceases effortlessly for a moment, thanks to a state of mindfulness.
Simply by being aware of the mind, little by little, one can create distance from it and can begin to become familiar with this space that is available to us — also known as the present moment.
Meditation is not something you do, but something that can easily and naturally happen if these three conditions are met: relaxation, alertness and non-judgment.
Relaxation: If you are tense, meditation cannot occur. You must be calm, and your body must be relaxed. If you are restless from the start, there won’t be any physical and spiritual space to allow for meditation.
Alertness: You must be completely calm and fully alert all at the same time. If you have time, take a moment to try this wherever you are right now. You can be at ease but present, attentive and alert, simply aware of everything that happens both inside and outside of your mind. Thoughts, images and memories will come and go. All you have to do is simply be aware without necessarily needing to identify them.
Non-judgment: Meditation is a non-doing and the mind always wants to be doing things. One of the main reasons why we fail when learning how to meditate is because we want to “do meditation”, and immediately our minds begin to judge our results. The mind is always judging, no matter what we do on a daily basis. Therefore, whatever happens during your meditation, you must try your best not to judge. Sometimes you will experience silence while other times the mind will be running in circles. Whatever you do, avoid being judgmental of the process.
Early Morning Meditation Techniques
Below, you’ll find techniques that will help you tremendously when it comes to learning how to meditate.
If you really want to create a habit when it comes to practicing your meditation techniques, it’s important that you implement them into your practice for at least 21 days.
The results should come naturally and effortlessly.
The idea behind these techniques is to start by bringing the constant and chaotic activity of the mind to its peak and then to let it go.
Are you ready to get started?
If so, please note that it is recommended you start by choosing a place where you will practice your meditation. A comfortable, preferably spacious place where you can practice at the same time each morning. Also, it’s best to meditate on an empty stomach if possible.
The entire meditation process will last 30 minutes and will be divided into two 15 minute sections.
First stage (15 minutes): “Active Technique”
Please choose one of the following four active techniques below and perform it for a period of 15 minutes before moving on to the silent stage.
Standing, knees slightly bent, arms loose, body completely relaxed. Make sure your jaw is relaxed. Let your body slowly start to shake.
Start from the legs, then the pelvic area, the plexus, the chest, the neck and finally the head, until the whole body begins to shake.
Remember to keep your body relaxed. Do not be aggressive in this shaking, let the body shake itself, from soft and slow to more intense.
If the body starts to shake naturally, a lot of tension will be released from your mind-body system.
This technique is performed by speaking an unknown language. Yes, you will begin to create sounds and words that are without meaning and continue this process for a period of 15 minutes.
Let your mind express everything it wants to express in this unknown language. Flow and release all the feelings you have inside of you. Don’t think, don’t judge, just speak gibberish.
If you don’t stop gibberish for this period of time, your mind will be empty and quiet for the second stage.
This is one of the most effective active techniques and there is science to prove it.
Spend 15 minutes laughing. For no special reason. Laugh at yourself, laugh at the whole world, laugh and laugh some more.
Laughing releases a lot of energy into your body making your energy flow naturally, increasing your sensitivity and giving you a more positive outlook on life.
Free dance is one of the easiest ways to set your mind aside and connect with your very nature.
For fifteen minutes dance freely, with no pattern.
Look for a tribal-type music, which connects you to your wildest side and dance intensely. Let your body express itself totally through the dance.
If the dance is performed totally, the energy will begin to flow in your mind-body system, awakening everything that is asleep.
Second stage (15 minutes): “Silence”
Sit in a comfort place, a simple chair can do, close your eyes and be quiet for 15 minutes.
Don’t do anything in particular other than remain silent.
Stay relaxed, observe everything that happens inside and outside you, and remember not to judge.
If you get caught in a chain of thoughts of your mind, come back gently to the present moment.
No matter how many times you get lost, always return to the ever-present silence here and now.
- The first stage is to prepare your mind and your body for the second stage.
- The more intense the first stage is, the deeper the silence will follow.
These simple morning meditation techniques will help you start your day in a more peaceful and joyful way, full of loving energy.
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