Your hot tub is a perfect spot for meditation. If you’ve never tried to meditate, or have given it only a few tries, you are missing out on one of the best ways to relieve stress, pain, and fatigue. Let’s learn more.
Set Your Mood
Lower the lights, turn down the heat (between 90-100 degrees works for most people), and turn off the pumps and air blower for added quiet. You can also light a scented candle, add aromatherapy and soft music or tracks of relaxing sounds like the ocean waves.
Pay Attention to Your Body
The first step is to focus briefly on your body for a quick minute. Find a comfortable kneeling or seated position and sit up straight. Now slowly check the sensations in each part of your body to relax, bit by bit.
Focus on Your Breath
Take long, slow breaths beginning with “belly-breathing” (pushing out your stomach, as you breathe deep into your stomach for a count of 2, hold for a 2 count, and then slowly exhale.
Be Aware of Your Mind
When you breathe deeply, the increased oxygen wakes up your brain and your mind can easily wander. Try to stay in the present moment. Don’t become burdened by worries or random thoughts. Now is the time to let everything go and just be.
Why Water Meditation?
Water is a symbol of purity and a cleansing element. Your spa is a natural place to connect with one of the most important elements on the planet.
You can imagine yourself near a waterfall or bubbling brook. It’s a wonderful sensation to picture yourself enjoying these visuals when you are actually sitting in water, relaxing water.
Let us know if you have a special way you connect to your mindful self in your spa.
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