Click on this image to take less than nine minutes to be guided through diaphragmatic breathing, exercising gratitude, uplifting into visualization, and a full-body yawn to set out for a great day!

I highly recommend that you use this meditation when you first wake up in the morning, to take advantage of the highly suggestive state that your brain is in, the theta state. The thoughts you generate as you wake up strongly influence your subconscious mind that is always running behind your conscious thoughts, and your subconscious mind influences your entire life, and naturally, influences your day.

You can use this meditation when you are still lying in bed or simply sit with your hips propped beneath your pillow or sit on your bedside with your feet resting flat on the floor. When you do this as you wake up, you also ensure that you take these minutes every morning before you’re headed off into other habits and the rest of your day.

If you need to race out of bed or forget to do this when you wake up, using this meditation will benefit you anytime of day! If necessary, you can listen to this and envision your tomorrow as you enter the theta state before sleep.

Breathing with the diaphragm, or abdominal breathing, calms the nervous system and is an effective key to enter a meditative state, which is a way of promoting flexibility in the brain that allows new neural pathways to flourish over time, meaning, outdated habits and ways of living can develop into new while training the brain to be strong and supple. Increasing neuroplasticity also aids in healing trauma. Feeling gratitude strengthens the brain, the body, releases happy hormones, and can help influence how you envision and then live out your day. The more vividly visualization is used in meditation, the more explicitly it unfolds into reality, and the more regularly visualization is practiced, the more it will augment confidence, positivity, energy and purpose.

I made this meditation as short as I could, so time isn’t of issue (and beginning with shorter meditations is helpful for those with a history of trauma), and it isn’t too challenging when beginning to practice or use guided meditation for anyone. Join the Facebook group to discuss your experiences with this practice, or let me know if you have any questions here as well.

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