Let me first start by saying that we are all different. I recommend meditating first thing in the morning, and there are some advantages to that, but I feel it’s important to recognize that we are all different and we should be flexible. For some people, morning times is better, and there is nothing bad or wrong about meditating later in the day, during lunchtime or the evenings.
There are definitely some benefits to meditating first thing in the morning.
First, you get rid of any dizziness from your sleep, so you start the day feeling calm, clear, and fresh. I think that’s it’s just a very nice way to start the day.
Second, as we initiate the day in that way, with our meditation, we are that much more likely to be mindful throughout the day. We accentuate the day with that big session of meditation. Then, it’s easier to have little mindful moments, because we’ve set the mind up to be aware throughout the day.
So, all-in-all, there’s something to be said about starting the day with meditation. It sets us up for the entire day ahead