Meditation is a great answer to find comfort in such a stressful time.
The only problem is that it is hard to find time to meditate today.
So, why not make the most of what we can easily access? The shower!
Come on, is there anything more relaxing than a hot bath or shower after a long and hard day?
Not only because hot water feels good on our skin, but also because of the science behind it.
Splashing water on your face triggers the diving reflex.
You will instantly feel calmer as your body believes it is about to swim underwater.
Your heartbeat slows down, your body relaxes, and your breathing slows down too.
Shower meditation is the time when you take control and give yourself a breath.
It is a technique that allows you to use water to wash away negativities.
It is a moment of pause. Stop to make time for yourself.
Pause to refocus and assess what needs your attention and what doesn’t. Pause to center and ground yourself.
Aren’t you excited to try it?
How shower meditation works
You can make your shower or bath time a moment of zen by trying meditation.
Warning: Do not try shower meditation if you are dizzy (safety first!)
1. Control your surroundings
Before diving into meditation mode, take the time to turn off your phone, light some scented candles, play meditation music, and take a bubble bath or use shower gel. That way, nothing can distract you.
2. Deep Breathing
As you begin your meditation, focus on your breathing. Breathe in positivity and breathe out negativity. Breathe in the light, breathe out the darkness. With each breath you take, your mind also clears. Let go of all the worries you have.
3. Find Your Center and Enjoy the Moment
Imagine yourself listening to your inner voice. Find your center and allow yourself to feel humble and grounded. Let this moment lift you up. Keep still for 15 minutes under the shower or in the bathtub. This moment is yours. Use it to rid yourself of your fears, worries and doubts.
Shower Meditation Guide
- Concentrate on letting your anger, fears and regrets go down the drain.
- Imagine water, washing away your negative thoughts.
- Imagine you are washing away your stress.
- Let yourself feel the water caress your skin; let it guide you to release what needs to be released.
- Let this time be yours. Use it. Exactly this.
The great thing about shower meditation is that it makes you connect with all your senses:
The sound of the water, the smell of the candles, the feel of the shower, and yes, the taste of the water (we all know it’s hard to avoid accidentally spilling water in your mouth).
Remember, if you have time to shower, then you have time to meditate.
Now, share this secret with your family and friends!
Make sure you take turns using the shower!
Are you ready to try it?