I have a relaxation ritual I like to indulge in whenever I can. I incorporate simple and inexpensive methods that never fail to soothe my frayed nerves and over stimulated senses. I run a very warm bath and add 1-2KG of epsom salt, depending on my physical stresses of the day. I play high vibe tonal sounds like the 432 HZ, or subliminal binaural beats. I also love burning fine Japanese incense and bees wax candles to enhance the atmosphere. Before I jump in I use a dry skin brush and run it across my bod to stimulate blood flow and detoxification. This practice alone is very stimulating and uplifting. After a long soak in the tub, I pull the plug and let the water drain around me. This part may not appeal to some, but I truly love the feeling of the water draining away from my physical self, it starts to tickle when it hits my elbows and I feel ecstatic inside. After the water is all gone, I rest on the cool porcelain until I'm ready to emerge. I rinse quickly under a cool shower, pat myself dry, comb my hair and rub the entirety of my skin with mango butter (it's like shea or cocao butter). All in all its approximately 90mins in length and less than $15 in products. Enjoy! 🛁💙
The H2O Wellness Series is a space where you can visit and chat with other members of our community and together we can focus on relaxation and rejuvenation. Each week we will share ideas and tips for keeping your mind and body calm and balanced.
THIS WEEK'S QUESTION
How do you relax at home?
WellnessTip #1: Clearing the Mind
Meditation is one of the absolute best ways to improve your mental health. But wait! Not everyone likes meditation! We get it, so we have created our own version.
This isn't really a new concept, but it is one that we have found incredibly helpful when there aren't a lot of places to go or things to do.
Rather than a traditional form of slow breathing, chanting or stillness meditation which a lot of people find challenging, we recommend something much simpler. We call it Clearing The Mind.
Simply follow the steps below.
Find a cozy place in your home to gaze out of a window, at a piece of art, or some other focal point of enjoyment.
Sit comfortably. With ginger tea perhaps ;)
While gently focusing on the object or view outside of your window, let the mind clear of any thoughts or judgements. Continue softening your gaze until you are in a dream-like state. No thoughts present.
Do this for a minimum of 5 minutes or more.
This simple practice is a great way to refresh the mind or help further with meditations. Even if for only 5 minutes at a time!
Stay tuned for more conversation and wellness tips!
Until next time. Be well.
Jack and Shelley
Owners at H2O Float Spa