When it comes to self-care, keeping your body and mind healthy is key. And with 84% of people focusing more on self-care, as of 2021, it is no wonder people are looking for new and useful ways to wind down after the day’s stresses. And what environment could be better than a portable hot tub?
Ben Cook at Wave says: “Finding a place to meditate can be difficult – with the distractions of family and working life, you can barely get a moment’s peace. A space to help you unwind is vital for a healthy mindset.”
“Spas can be the perfect place for your meditation sessions. Not only do they naturally relax your body, but they can help relax your mind too.”
Here, we will explore hot tub spa is useful for your meditation session and how to practice meditation exercises to help wind down after a long day.
Benefits of the hot tub for meditation
While many might consider noise a distraction, a hot tub can provide the noise you need to relax and wind down. The rushing water can provide a form of white noise, letting you relax into the sound of it without being too distracted. This can help you sleep better too.
There is a reason why many meditation professionals listen to the sound of water during their practices. It connects you with nature, as the sound of water reminds you of the natural environment and allows you to ground yourself better, but it is also a calming sound that can tune out other distractions.
If you struggle to imagine letting go of your worries during a static setting, a hot tub can help you. By being in the water, you can imagine the worries and problems dissolving into the water or being taken in the current.
Another part of meditation is connecting with your body better, recognising sensations in different body regions, and imagining touch. Some people struggle with this when sitting still. Sitting in a hot tub and focusing on the feeling of the water rushing over instead allows you to connect with your body better.
After your meditation practice, the hot tub is the perfect place to continue your relaxation. Unlike environments such as the ground, where you might feel uncomfortable being on a hard surface, your hot tub can continue the calming effect.
When practising your meditation techniques, making sure your environment is distraction-free is vital to help you ease out of your mindful state.
Practising meditation at home
To start meditating in your hot tub, set the bubbles on ‘gentle’ and step into the water, allowing a few minutes to climatise to the warm temperature.
When sitting in the hot tub, cross your legs and keep your back straight. Allow the water to support you as best as possible in sitting upright – if it feels uncomfortable, allow your back to relax a little until your position is sustainable.
Lean your chin towards your chest and close your eyes, allowing yourself to be moved gently by the water. Using guided meditation can help you here if you struggle for ideas.
Once you have finished your meditation, lean back in your spa, and enjoy the calm. Ease your mind and body gently from the meditation by relaxing all your muscles and sitting for a moment. Take deep breaths.
If you want to increase your mindfulness or remove negativity after a long day, dipping into your hot tub and practising meditation techniques could be helpful.