Too often we begin our days with urgency. We miss a grand opportunity to process our night’s rest and prepare mentally for the day ahead. When we check in with the body and mind, we can set the direction of our day. With this meditation, you’ll be encouraged to wake up in the morning and not give into whatever habitual thing you normally do. If your phone’s the thing that wakes you and you usually reach for it and check e-mails or read the news, this time just turn it off and sit with the sensations of waking.

Related: A Morning Meditation with Deepak Chopra