Does it sound familiar to you that you wake up stressed and don't know how to cope with the tasks of the day? Feelings of inner restlessness and excessive demands can be detrimental to your health in the long run, which is shown by several Studies is occupied.
Morning meditation can provide gentle relief or even prevent burnout from happening in the first place. We'll be happy to explain how here!
Meditation had a rather religious or spiritual touch for a long time. This has changed in recent years. More and more people are discovering the benefits of meditating regardless of religious or spiritual motives. Science has now also looked at the positive effects.
Basically, meditation is a generic term for different techniques for inner contemplation and relaxation. All techniques have in common that the observation of the breath plays an important role. A calm breath has been shown to have on the heartbeat and the sensation of pain.
The psyche also benefits from regular meditation. Inner blockades dissolve, the tensions of everyday life are released for a moment, which allows you to draw new strength. In the following we would like to show you the positive effects of a (morning) meditation:
Rituals give you a sense of security. Everyone needs their fixed anchors in everyday life, that's perfectly normal. However, not all rituals are positive. If your morning ritual consists of a cup of coffee and a cigarette, for example, you will damage your health in the long run.
Try to replace your harmful habits with health-promoting rituals. A morning meditation can help you start the day on a positive note. In principle, meditation can be done at any time of day. However, it has been proven to have the greatest effect in the morning. This is even proven in the Buddhist teaching established.
That's why you should meditate in the morning:
Your morning meditation doesn't have to take more than five minutes. It's not the time that matters, but the quality. After a while, you'll notice how much positive energy you'll get from it. the learning of meditation donates. Morning meditation boosts your cognitive performance as anxiety is released and you can make your decisions more rationally. Investigations have also shown that morning meditation is one of the most common rituals of successful people.
Anna Gutkina also knows how wonderfully refreshing a morning meditation is. She has been Customer Success Manager at Greator for two years and also enriches the team with her ritual: "We meditate every Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. - in times of Corona via Zoom. Otherwise, we have our own meditation room in the office," Anna says.
She has been meditating for six years, attending various retreats and Dr. Joe Dispenza's legendary meditation week. "By meditating regularly, I feel an absolute peace within myself. Meditating is my me-time, and I wouldn't want to miss it."
Maybe you're a night owl and feel woozy in the morning. All the more reason to start your day with morning meditation. "Meditating gently releases your sleepy drowsiness so you feel awake faster," Anna motivates.
"As mentioned earlier, meditation doesn't have to take a long time. If you find it hard to get out of bed, it can still be useful to set your alarm about half an hour earlier for your personal morning routine," she advises. Continue to make sure you have regular bedtimes. After meditating in the morning, an alternating shower can also help you to wake up.
In order for morning meditation to serve its desired purpose, the first step is to figure out which technique works best for you. There are different meditation techniques:
The breathing meditation:
Here you concentrate solely on the flow of your breath. This has a very calming effect and is also successful for meditation beginners.
The candle meditation:
If you find that your thoughts drift quickly, candle meditation might be right for you. Here you set up a candle and focus your attention solely on it. Disturbing thoughts have no chance.
The Guided Meditation:
Nowadays you can find guided meditations on various online platforms. Here, a calm voice guides you to relax. You can imagine it like a kind of dream journey, often there is also soothing background music. Many meditation beginners prefer guided meditations.
The Mantra Meditation:
In mantra meditation, you repeat a guiding principle that is positive for you over and over again in your mind.
The walking meditation:
It is a widespread misconception that you have to sit still in one place when meditating. In walking meditation you consciously focus on your body sensation while walking, on your breath and on external influences (cold, warmth, wind, smells).
In mindfulness meditation, you focus your attention fully on what is happening right now. How does your body feel in this moment? What are you feeling right now? It is important that you perceive your sensations in a non-judgmental way and do not judge them.
Now you have experienced the benefits of meditation in the morning. Now we would like to give you some practical tips that will make it easier for you to really start your day with a morning meditation in the future. "You really don't need expensive equipment to do this. For example, I started with meditations that lasted five to ten minutes," Anna Gutkina recalls.
Below we would like to share with you the top 5 meditations for feeling positive in the morning. Have fun trying them out!
1. positive affirmations (mantra meditation)
Give yourself courage! Convince yourself that you can do anything you set your mind to. It is important that the affirmations feel coherent and right to you, e.g. "I am strong" or "I can do it".
2. "I don't know" meditation
Always planning everything down to the smallest detail is extremely exhausting. Allow yourself to admit that some things are out of your control. This meditation is about learning to be comfortable with the unplannable. When you start to wonder what might happen, say to yourself, "I don't know."
3. earth you meditation
This is like using a scanner to check your whole body. Start at the head and move the scanner at your own pace over your individual body areas. Maybe you feel a pressure in your head or a stone in your belly. Then just notice that for a moment. Say to yourself, "Everything that is there, may be there."
4. breath meditation
Breathe deeply in and out. Imagine how bad energy leaves your body and how you take in strengthening energy through your breath.
5. guided meditation:
Guided meditations are especially good for beginners. The following guided meditation we'd like to recommend to you:
A regular meditation in the morning can help to increase your self-satisfaction. Only when you are in harmony with yourself, you can achieve your personal goals. A valuable tool that can support you in this process is our Greator App. Here you will find numerous opportunities for meditation and personal development in all areas of life (career, partnership, health and much more).
Independent scientific studies show that 95 % of all people who have started meditation notice positive changes in their well-being and everyday life.
If you want to expand your acquired knowledge and share it with other people, the Training as Greator Coach be the right one for you. In a well-founded training of 9 months in total, you will discover completely new dimensions of your own personality. You will learn to listen to the voice of your inner child and to let go of all the ballast that keeps you from achieving your life goals. Afterwards you will also be able to show other people new perspectives in order to be successful and happy.