8 Free Guided Morning Meditations to Start Your Day

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These free morning meditations on YouTube are one of the easiest and most accessible ways to start off your mornings. There is a lot of benefit in the practice of meditations, but doing them in the morning will reap the most benefit. Beginners will find it helpful to use guided meditations to assist in their practices. And a lot of seasoned meditators use guided meditations in the morning too. There are many reasons for this but the most common is that there is someone guiding you. They keep your focus on their voice and not the rush of thoughts in your head. But before we get to that, let’s help answer some of your questions.

What is a Morning Meditation?

Morning meditations are just that! They are mindfulness meditations that are done in the morning, before any other activity that requires too much brain power. Start off you day with the first few tasks such as using the restroom, tongue scraping, and drinking some water. Once that is done, sit in a quiet place and pick any of these guided meditations on YouTube. Do it for a few minutes and let your mind center itself so you can be ready for the day.

In Ayurveda, morning meditations are encouraged as part of a morning ritual. You can read more here on how to start an Ayurvedic morning ritual.

How do I Start a Morning Meditation?

Good question! It’s easy and piggyback’s off the last question. With the rush of the day and things to do and places to go, it can be tough to think about spending the first minutes of the day in meditation. However, that is what you need to do.

  1. Get up 15 minutes before your regular time to wake up
  2. Find a quiet place in the home and dedicate that as the spot that you will meditate daily
  3. Place your phone in silent mode, and turn on one of the free guided morning meditations we have mentioned below
  4. Take a few deep breaths to center yourself
  5. Close your eyes and remember this is YOUR time and it is time worth spending for your mental, physical, and spiritual health
  6. Finish your meditation by giving thanks for the day that is ahead of you

And just like that, you have started and completed your mindfulness meditation!

If you’re new to meditation, take a look at this article that describes everything from how to sit during meditation, to what to focus on – meditation for beginners.

Where Can I Find Free Meditation Videos Online?

YouTube has become the source of a lot of our searches, and this is no different. There are a TON of free morning meditations videos for you to choose from. Sometimes that can be overwhelming too. We’ve done the work for you, and so here is the list of 10 of YouTube’s free morning meditations. Pick one and stick to it, or try each one until you find the one that resonates with you.

What are Guided Meditation for Mindfulness?

Guided meditations are a useful way for those who are not familiar with meditating on their own. In the session, a guide will assist you into, during, and out of meditation. Your guide will help with how you should be breathing to how you should be sitting. Your guide will also be the one to let you know when it is time to come out of meditation. This is a great benefit for those who want a to meditate when they have anxiety. Knowing that someone is along side you and you do not have to do or be anything in that moment is a calming and freeing feeling.

What are the Best Guided Meditations on YouTube?

Okay, let’s finally get into it. Here are the top videos that are inline with the yogic culture without being too heavy or intense for beginners. These videos are all morning meditation videos. You should use them in the mornings. If you do not have time in the morning, you could potentially use them anyways, but don’t. Make time for your health and happiness and make that number 1 priority in the mornings.

1. Powerful Morning Meditation

This is a 10 minute morning guided meditation provided by Great Meditation. The guide’s voice is calm and soothing and helps you through your breathing and counts with your. She continues to speak to you t keep your focus on your meditation. This does help you no wander. Good for beginners!

Time: 10 minutes

2. 10 Minute Mindful Meditation

This is another 10 minute meditation. The guide speaks less in this one, but the background sounds of the ocean waves keep you and your breathing focused and calm. This is also good for those who need a guided meditation for anxiety and stress. Try this in the morning to set the tone for the day. This could also be used multiple times a day during a stressful situation. It can also be used before bedtime.

Since the guide’s voice is not very active, you will have to make sure that you are in a position to not fall back to sleep. The sounds of the ocean waves are extremely calming and I find myself back asleep once the voice stops guiding me. That is not a negative on the video; it is just how good the video works to calm your mind and body.

Time: 10 minutes

3. Guided Morning Meditation

This has to be one of my favorite morning meditations that is guided by such a calming voice. Not only is this voice calming, her words are very effective and impactful in generating peace, gratitude, and compassion. This should be done first thing in the morning to see its effectiveness during the day. Subconsciously, this affects how you will interact and react with whatever comes your way. As you practice this more and more, you will experience peace and gratitude exponentially.

Time: 10 minutes

4. Powerful 5 Minute Morning Meditation

Try this meditation within a few minutes of waking up. If you are still in bed and want to meditate, sit up in lotus position and give this meditation a try. As the guide mentions, while you are close to your dream state, you can generate the feeling you want to experience in your day. Set the feeling for your day and conquer it during the day. A powerful morning meditation for you to practice. And you only need a few minutes.

Time: 5 minutes

5. 7 Minute Meditation to Start Your Day

If you know me or you have been scouring YouTube for yoga or meditation videos, you would inevitably run into Adriene’s videos. She has to be the BEST yoga instructor on YouTube today. Or I could be biased. However, this morning meditation is great for those who need a strong but soothing voice to guide them. She helps you with both meditation and movement. You will be moving in this meditation session. If you want an interactive meditation practice in the morning, this is it.

Time: 7 minutes

6. Guided Morning Mindfulness Meditation

An easy guided meditation that helps you focus and center your mind. The guide provides subconscious suggestions that prep you to help center you and give you self-power to lead your day in a clear, and focused way.  Suggestions may sound scary, but positive suggestions are the same as positive affirmations that you say (or should be saying) to yourself daily, anyway.

Time: 5 minutes

7. Morning Meditation for a Positive Effect

If you’re feeling uneasy for the day infront of you, this guided meditation will help you see the possibilities of the day that is ready for you. Get ready for your day by meditating on the words of the guide, and remove anything that is holding you back every time you exhale. Use this during the mornings or during a stressful situation.

Time: 10 minutes

8. 10-Minute Meditation To Start Your Day

As the title suggests, this is a 10 minute guided meditation that is done at the beginning of your day. Get into a space where you can immediately go into meditating to kick off your day. The guide helps you breath, feel connected, and prepare for your day. This is a very calming meditation, so make sure you are sitting up and not doing this in a sleeping position. You would probably fall right back to sleep.

Time: 10 minutes



Guided meditation videos are a great option for both beginners and experienced yogis too. Guides provide us what we need – non-control. Guided meditations help remind us of what we need in our lives. We don’t need to remember this during our meditation because our guide will remind and suggest it for us. What a great way to meditate when the work is done for you?! And what’s best about these 7 guided meditations is that they are all free. All you have to do is find a quiet space and with a click, get into a safe space with your guide and let your worries drift away.

What guided meditation video are you going to try?

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