Alicia breaks down her morning meditation practice — and how to start one of your own.
– KEYS SOULCARE
One of our favorite meditation lines goes like this: You’ll never be perfect at meditation. That’s why they call it practice.
The commitment to doing something beautiful for ourselves — not pulling off some picture-perfect ideal for anyone but you to appreciate — holds so much power. It’s in that spirit that we’re breaking down how to start a morning ritual of your own, inspired by Alicia’s own morning practice.
Early is great. There’s power and clarity in the first minutes of the day. (You could have hit snooze, but you are doing this instead. That’s incredible.)
Hold space just for you, for the moment. Commit to a few priceless minutes. Your phone and kids and the world can wait.
Sit up straight. Whether it’s the floor, couch, a chair, or your bed, make sure your limbs feel grounded and supported.
Rest your hands. Palms on your knees with the palms facing up or pressed together at your heart are two wonderful options.
Sit with your thoughts for a few breaths. Think whatever you’re thinking. Don’t try to push it down or away, simply notice what comes up and let it pass.
Now listen a little deeper. Tap into your heartbeat, its rhythm, and its strength.
Focus on a chant or sound. Pick something that resonates with you, from a personal mantra (like, “You can do hard things and great things.”) to a Kundalini chant (find an Alicia fave at 1:22 of this video, and more at @gurujagat.)
Repeat it three times. Feel the sound fill your throat, vibrate up and into the space around you.
Notice any newfound stillness. Breathe in. Breathe out. How do you feel?
And that’s it! Keep the vibe going with a chill playlist or ambient sounds. (We love @whitesunmusic.)
Stay strong. Be well. How else are you staying grounded in ritual these days?