Start Your Day Off Right With These Calming 10-Minute Morning Meditations

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I swear, sometimes I'm anxious before I even open my eyes in the morning. Do you ever feel that way? Like you've barely even realized you're awake before the stress and the racing thoughts come crashing in. For me, this makes it even harder to get out of bed; why get up and face my to -o list when I could scroll through Twitter and ignore my problems for another few minutes? Between the stress, the anxiety, and the procrastination, it's not really setting me up for a productive day.

If this all sounds familiar, you might consider adding meditation into your morning routine. This probably isn't the first time you've heard this recommendation, but take it from a former skeptic: a few minutes of meditating really does take a load off your mind in the morning, and the sense of calm and focus can linger throughout the rest of your day. Ahead, explore six calming guided meditations crafted specifically for the morning to help you wake up, get present, and set intentions to make the most of your day. The best part: none of them last longer than 10 minutes. Get comfy, hit play, and sink in.

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10-Minute Meditation For Increasing Energy

After some gentle stretching and movement, this quick meditation from yoga and meditation coach Faith Hunter begins by invigorating your mind and creating energy, and then allows you to sink into your breath and find some calm — a solid choice for anyone looking to kickstart the morning.

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4-Minute Morning Meditation With Deepak Chopra

If you're really crunched for time, this guided meditation from master Deepak Chopra is the quick, soothing solution you need: it's just under four-minutes long!

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10-Minute Guided Morning Meditation by Boho Beautiful

This short and soothing meditation from yoga and meditation instructor Juliana Spicoluk has you focus on opening up to the opportunities of the day and welcoming in positive energy.

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5-Minute Meditation For Waking Up

Take five minutes for this guided meditation from meditation master Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, which focuses on greeting the day with gratitude.

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7-Minute Meditation to Start Your Day From Adriene Mishler

YouTube yoga star Adriene Mishler leads this short meditation, focused on mindfulness and bringing focus to your day. You'll start by exploring the different physical positions and gently stretching out your neck before beginning to practice some mindful breathwork.

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10-Minute Daily Morning Meditation From Deepak Chopra

In this meditation, Chopra leads you into two minutes of quiet, focused breathing, then directs you to feel present in your body and mind before starting your day.