The inspiration for this week’s article came from my quest to find a way to meditate and relax that doesn’t cost the earth.
December can be a busy month and also an expensive one. With this in mind, I designed and tested this bathing meditation to help you to relax and also feel abundant! I enjoyed this meditation so much that I called it Bathe like a God.
Okay so I guess most of our bathtubs don’t look like the beautiful lakes in these photographs, but a little imagination can go a long way!
There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them. Sylvia Plath
Some things you might need for this meditation are:
A clean bathtub
Your favourite bubble bath
Fluffy warm towels
Warm dress gown and slippers
Hot drink ( I drank almond milk hot chocolate)
Glass of water
Rubber duck is optional
First make sure you have exclusive use of the bathroom for a while. The good news is that this meditation is nice and easy. All you need to do is enjoy the pampering but also stay present.
First of all put your hair out of your face and have a quick shower. This helps to clean the dirt off from the day and is great to do before a meditation bath. To add to the experience try exfoliating to get that dead skin off. As you do this take slow deep breaths trying to use all your senses as you wash. As the mind starts to wander, bring it back to the present.
Get out of the shower. Put on a warm bathrobe and slippers and now get ready to Bathe like a God
Run the bath, put your favourite bath stuff in the water. Light candles if you like. Make the room look special. Play relaxing music.
As the water is running, make a nice cup of your favourite hot drink. Sip the drink at the same time warm your bath towels.
Now get into the bath. How does the water feel, touch, smell? Lay back into the bath and you may want a pillow to support your head. Use oils, beauty mask, cucumber slices, whatever makes your bathing experience feel divine. Try not to let the mind worry or think about things. If it starts to do that, instead take your attention to your breathing as you take long deep slow breaths. The important thing here is to use all your senses, relax and stay present.
Take your time to get out of the water. Dry yourself all the time staying present. Use your favourite body moisturiser. As you do this, list in your mind, at least, ten things you are grateful for in your life.
Finally, put loose, comfortable clothes on and continue relaxing for the rest of the evening. An early night is highly recommended. Drinking water is nice after a bath.
Do you feel abundantly relaxed now?
The Word Sprite
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Also, check out these article on how to pamper yourself for a whole day!
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