You know that a hot tub is the perfect place to relax your mind and body. Add meditation to the mix, and you’re well on your way to a stress-free life.
In this article, we look at seven tips for hot tub meditation so you’re feeling great every day!
Tip #1: Make time
For relaxation to work, you have to make time for it.
Schedule time for meditation and your hot tub soak when no one can disturb you. Leave your phone and your tablet in the house.
Carve out 15-20 minutes for yourself and make sure your family knows not to interrupt you.
Tip #2: Take Slow Breaths
Close your eyes. Observe your breath.
Take deep breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth. Hold the breath for a few seconds and let it out. Repeat several times.
As you take your breaths and relax in the warm water, the stresses of the day float away, and your heart rates slows naturally.
Tip #3: Focus on Your Body
Sit with your legs crossed and sit tall. Keep your back straight. Lower your eyelids so you are aware of the water and the landscape around you but not focusing on it.
Put your hands gently on your thighs, relax your shoulders
Find a space in the tub where you can sit cross-legged with your spine straight. A seat that is shallower than others is ideal; many Hot Spring Spas feature a cool-down seat that would be terrific for this as well. The buoyancy of the hot water will encourage that sense of lightness to ready you for good meditation. Place your hands lightly on your thighs.
Tip #4: Stay in the Present
Try to keep your mind off all your worries. Whether it’s family, work, or something else, block it out of your mind.
Your only focus is being in the present in your hot tub in the beauty of the outdoors.
For this to happen, again, you need no distractions whatsoever.
You might even consider turning off your hot tub jets, so you are surrounded by silence.
Tip #5: Add Soothing Music
Music can help you relax by improving your focus.
Choose music that is soothing and encourages relaxation. This is not the time for rap. You also want music without words.
Tip #6: Google Meditation
To find the right type of meditation for you, do a Google search and watch some videos to get started.
Regular hot tub soaks provide you a chance to escape from the cares of the world. You can enjoy a quiet solitude that is rarely found elsewhere.
You can elevate the benefits of your hot tub soaking by adding short bouts of meditation.
Lower blood pressure, increased circulation, less stress, relaxed muscles and more are the benefits you’ll enjoy.
We encourage you to give it a try and enjoy the daily escape!