My Chakra Meditation & Visualisation Practice

My Chakra Meditation & Visualisation Practice

My chakra meditation and visualisation practice is one of my favourite mindful morning rituals. It is a practice that I have created, shaped and moulded over the last two years, so that it resonates with me, in the moment. After I complete this meditation, I feel like I am glowing with joy, like the day is just waiting for me to dive right in!

When I was first introduced to meditation, I followed guided videos online, but they always left me feeling agitated and disconnected from myself. 

Along the way, I learnt that I experienced more joy and lightness from my meditation if I adapted it to suit my own spiritual path.

The practice felt more authentic, more relatable, and more connected to me and what I was experiencing at the time.

In addition, I learnt to let go of any expectations for myself when I followed other meditation styles. Instead, I became open to exploring different techniques and eager to discover things that would influence or inspire my own practice.

So today, I will share with you my morning meditation and visualisation practice, which is a bit different from some of the other meditation styles that you may have come across. I hope it helps inspire you to find your own meditation practice too.

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50 Things To Make Your Mornings Brighter

50 Things To Make Your Mornings Brighter

I love the fact that there are so many uplifting, happy things that you can put your heart into during the mornings. So today, I thought I would write down a list of things that you can do to bring you more joy in the mornings.

Hopefully you will find a few things that resonate with you that you can start incorporating into your mornings too. 

How To Create Your Own Mindful Morning

  1. Each morning, ask yourself how you are feeling and what you want to create for yourself during the day. What feelings do you want to bring and cultivate today? Try this simple ritual that I do every morning.
  2. And from this, simply pick 1 to 2 things from the sections below that aligns with your feelings this morning. The key is about honouring yourself in this moment and making these rituals your own, exploring what flows the best. Download The Mindful Morning Weekly Planner to help get you started!
  3. Gradually add these into your morning routine and notice how you feel after 2 weeks. Experiment, play, be curious with what works for you!

For more tips, check out our Start Here page for other Mindful Morning articles!

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My Mindful Morning Ritual

My Mindful Morning Ritual

Over the last two years I have created my own mindful morning ritual. Initially, I followed a very structured approach. It was like a timed routine - so that the completion of it would give me a sense that I had succeeded.

But nowadays, I am learning to let go of order and control, and embrace my rituals from a more intuitive perspective.

I have allowed my morning rituals to transform over time, letting them take whatever shape feels right. I now move through the morning with a sense of fluidity and flow. 

So today I will be sharing with you my favourite mindful morning rituals that bring energy and calm into my day. I don't do all of these in the one morning. Instead, I choose a few  things that I feel would bring me the most joy. For more ideas on how to create your own mindful morning ritual, have a look at my post on 50 Things To Make Mornings Brighter. 

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Recipe Vanilla Chai Quinoa Porridge

Recipe Vanilla Chai Quinoa Porridge

This morning, a frosty dew has settled on the window pane but the light is warm and soothing. 

One of my favourite things to do as part of my mindful morning ritual is to prepare my breakfast, slowly, with intention - letting the beginning of the day seep in gradually. On mornings like these, I love waking up to a wholesome, warming bowl of Spiced Vanilla Quinoa Porridge to go with my tea. 

For today's recipe, I have decided to use quinoa. Quinoa is a complex grain and makes a protein rich, nourishing alternative to the conventional cereals. My quinoa porridge has a few extra ingredients like vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg to bring in some added flavour too.

Cinnamon is known to be a preventive for the common cold and nutmeg has antibacterial properties which makes these two a perfect combination for cold winter mornings. 

I used rice milk and coconut yoghurt in this recipe to keep things dairy free. You can also use almond milk instead to give it a creamier texture. 

For the topping, I added my favourite super foods such as chia seeds, an excellent source for omega 3 and fibre. The line up also includes goji berries, blueberries and cacao nibs which are packed with anti-oxidants.

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