A 15-Minute Morning Meditation To Start Your Day With Intention
If you're just waking up, first let me say good morning. I'm honored to offer you this morning meditation, to help make sure we're prepared for a wonderful day ahead. And since daylight saving time begins this weekend and we're all down one hour of sleep, what better time to wake up slow, tune in, and set your intention.
In this 15-minute practice, we're going to stimulate wakefulness while staying relaxed. You'll also work with an intention of your choice, so you can attract whatever it is you may be hoping to receive today.
Through the use of straw breath, we'll relax our nervous system to ensure we start the day in a calm and grounded state of mind, with open hearts. We'll also use the practice of "mental noting" or "labeling," which involves labeling each thought as pleasant, unpleasant, or neutral. I'll explain how it works, but here's a good rundown on mental noting if you want to learn more.
So without further ado, get comfortable (though you likely already are), and let's begin.
Hopefully you're now feeling awake, calm, and excited for the day begin.
Now that you've given your mind a chance to wake up and your intention for the day is set, consider doing some yoga to wake up the body, or journaling, to further tap into how you're feeling. And as always, thanks for taking the time to show up for yourself this morning; I truly hope it contributes to a great day ahead.
Sah D’Simone is a spiritual guide, meditation teacher, transformational speaker, and author, leading a heart-based healing movement rooted in tried-and-true techniques; and championing a Spiritually Sassy approach in which joy and authenticity illuminate the path to enlightenment.
Born in Brazil, Sah came to the U.S. at 16, and by his early 20’s had found great success in the fashion industry as co-founder and creative director of an international fashion magazine. Yet, he was overwhelmed by addiction, depression, and anxiety. In 2012, he walked away from everything and began an intensive search for health and well-being.
Sah has studied with spiritual masters like His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, and countless others who saw his potential and encouraged him to develop his own teaching method. Sah’s revolutionary approach blends Tantric Buddhism and contemplative psychotherapy served with a twist of sass.
He's helped enrich the lives of thousands through his teachings and has shared the stage with Deepak Chopra, Yung Pueblo, Ruby Warrington, and Dan Harris. His first book, 5-minute Daily Meditations, is an international best-seller, with a new book releasing this year. He has been invited to speak at TEDx, and his client list includes Google, MoMa, Kanye West, Cannes Lion, American Express, the United Nations, New Balance, Bloomingdales, and Havas. Sah also shares his mission with the underserved, advocating for mental health and well-being in the LGBTIQ and POC communities.