Think about how you wake up each morning. Are you hitting the snooze button, rushing to get ready for work, skipping breakfast or forgetting to do something? Often times, our mornings are so hectic, trying to start our day in just a couple of minutes before we head off to the first activity of the day. Transforming your morning from chaos to tranquility can have a profound effect on the rest of your day and this meditation technique can help you develop that habit.
A morning tea meditation is a beautiful mindfulness exercise. It reminds you to slow down and appreciate the little things in life. Creating a mindful morning allows you start the day the way you’d like it to go. Peacefulness, tranquility, and being in the present moment are practiced in this mindfulness exercise and will help you continue that mindset throughout your day.
Tea Meditation Technique
- Set up an area for your tea ritual. We often write about the importance of a sacred space, and having a sacred space for your tea meditation is no different. Set up a chair or table where you have your tea, healing crystals, and fresh flowers. Avoid reading the newspaper or a magazine, using your cell phone, and a messy area.
- Choose your tea, favorite mug, and sweetener and place them all out on the table so you have everything ready.
- Fill a kettle or pot with hot water and place on the stove to boil. As the water is boiling, don’t do anything else. Just sit with the water with patience.
- When the kettle whistles, slowly pour the hot water over your tealeaves or bag, and add your sweetener.
- Sit at the area you designated for the tea ceremony.
- Before you drink, take a moment to give thanks for the cup of tea in front of you. So often, we take for granted the things we encounter everyday, but we are so fortunate to have these things.
- Enjoy your tea. To feel the power of this morning mindfulness meditation, drink it slowly. Savor each sip, tasting the different flavors that went into the making of the tea. Feel each sip as it hits your lips and tongue and how it soothes the throat and stomach.
- As you finish your tea, give thanks again. Continue in a seated meditation for as little or as long as you’d like. Give thanks to all of the little things that make up your days.
Do you have any mindfulness exercises you practice each morning? Please share with us in the comments! We love hearing from you!