Pretty much everyone feels stress in their day-to-day lives. Regardless of your lot in life, it’s a sure bet that you have to cope with stress and its negative effects on your mind and body. Hydrotherapy (the use of water to maintain health) is a great way to deal with the stress that comes with everyday life. You can experience a deep state of relaxation by turning your Purewater hot tub into a meditation sanctuary. Here is how you do it:
The first step is to set the perfect mood for your hot tub. Pick some aromatherapy candles and safely place them in your spa caddy. Scents like lavender and vanilla are great choices. Play some nature sounds (like the rainforest or seashore), or music (like classical or instrumental) over your spa stereo system to indulge your mind. If your hot tub is open-air, you may want to hang some fabric to give yourself some privacy and a feeling that you are in your own sanctuary.
No amount of ambience will help you relax if your hot tub is uncomfortable. Warm up your water to your favourite temperature beforehand. Most people’s sweet spot is somewhere between 32°C to 38°C. You should experiment with your hot tub jets in order to find your favourite setting. We found that a circulation cycle works the best when trying to meditate. The next step is to grab your favourite seat and spa pillow for ultimate comfort.
Once the mood has been set, and you are comfortable in the hot tub, it’s time to relax. You should start by taking slow, deep breaths while concentrating on the sensations you are feeling in the hot tub. For example, focus on the warm water enveloping your body and the sounds of your chosen music. If you start to feel a distraction creep into your mind, focus on breathing again in order to return to relaxing. You will notice yourself becoming peaceful and calm after only a few minutes.
If this is your first attempt at meditation, you probably won’t be able to completely free your mind of distractions. As the old adage goes, practice makes perfect, so keep at it. Start with trying to meditate in short five minute sessions, working your way to longer sessions as you become more comfortable with the process. You’ll soon find that you can clear you mind for sessions of fifteen minutes and longer, providing you with the ultimate tranquility.
Creating a meditation sanctuary combines all the benefits of meditation and hydrotherapy, providing you with a powerful de-stressing tool. For more information on hot tubs, contact the pools and hot tubs experts at Purewater today!