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You may have heard about the importance of meditation to stress and relaxation. What you may not know of is you can do it while enjoying a hot tub bath. Today, many researches done about stress yielded findings on what can be done to manage it.
This approach in stress management combines the basics of meditation and the relaxing and soothing effects of soaking in a hot tub. This may allow you to relax your muscles that are tired after a long day’s work. Also, the relaxing atmosphere in your bathroom may even allow you to relax and escape from the stressors outside. Through this, you may allow your mind and body to rest out of what keep you stressed out and exhausted. Here are ways on how to do this:
First, you need to find time to do this Bath Meditation Technique. This can last up to 15 minutes. So tell your family members not to interrupt in your hot tub session or put your cellphone in silent mode while you do this stress management activity. Fifteen minutes is not too much after all unless certain emergencies arise and there’s a need for you to get out of your tub.
Aromatic baths may also be helpful in relieving stress. This may be done by adding bath oils and bath soaps to the tub. They come in different scents such as lavender and chamomile that are found to be effective in relaxing the mind through the scent they give. This will allow you to add another technique to the approach you use to shun away stress. Also, you can light scented incense to give you the pleasing smell that causes you to relax.
Assuming you have read about how breathing exercises allay anxiety and stress, you can use it while you are enjoying a warm soak in the tub. Breathe slowly and deeply and feel the air as it fills your lungs and it relieves the body from tension and even pain. Just make sure you don’t overdo the steps that may lead to light-headedness.
Focus on What You Feel
Focus on certain sensations you may feel while you are in the tub such as the warm water where your body is soaked, the fragrance of the bubble bath and the sensation on your back as it lies on the tub. Try to avoid other thoughts and focus on what you feel that very moment. This is a form of meditation that can allow your mind to relax.
If meditation is proven to be effective in stress coping mechanisms, it may be more helpful if you let your mind and body benefit from the relief that a warm aromatic bath may give you. Also, you can use music while you do this approach. Music therapy is also used in relieving stress because it calms the mind and allows the body to relax as well. You might be amazed on how these simple activities can help you deal with stress. Bath meditation can give you the health benefits just by relieving stress which is one of the root causes of various diseases.