Oftentimes, we begin our day with chaos—checking notifications on our phone that popped up while we were sleeping, turning on the news or checking the paper as we drink our morning coffee.

Rather than starting the day with peace and intention, we tend to start our day with noise and commotion.

Instead of checking your phone first thing in the morning or turning on the TV, find a quiet spot and start your day with this 10-minute meditation for peace, openness and gentleness. As you begin to notice your body, you will find that awareness attracts energy—and your focus anchors you to the present.

Return to your day in a whole new way. Namaste.

Photo credit: Kelly O’Neill