A Shower Meditation to Cleanse Negativity
Can’t get a moment to yourself? Are you feeling stressed and overwhelmed?
If you want to get some good vibes flowing, what better place to find solitude and set your intention than in the shower?
We have come up with a simple meditation that will help you clean the energetic gunk out of your emotional body while you remove the real dirt from the day. It’s a perfect time to use the elements of nature to amplify your intention as well since you can choose bath products with natural plant oils that have energetically cleansing properties.
Meditating… in the Shower?
You may be thinking that meditation requires sitting, but that’s not the case!
There are many different meditation practices, including:
- The long-standing tradition of walking meditation
- Gentle moving in the form of Tai Chi
- Yoga, which teaches one to reach a meditative state transitioning between movements
The word yoga actually means “union” or “connected,” The highest form of yoga is said to be not something done on a mat but living in a meditative state as we go through the day. Hence, we are always able to regulate our emotions.
In that light, the daily practice of showering can become how we practice our yoga as well when we look at the concept in its purest form.
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A Cleansing Shower Meditation to Help You Feel Clean & Bright
1. Ground Yourself
First, focus on your feet and feel them connect to the bottom of the shower. Then, feel the water hitting your skin and watch it fall to the ground. Notice the temperature and how it helps relax your body. This will help bring you into the present moment.
Once you feel grounded, turn so the water can run down your back and take five deep breaths in and out of your nose.
Breathe in and out.
On each exhale, release the negative energy and imagine the water washing it down the drain. Then turn and let the water run on your heart to remind you to live with an open heart. (Don’t inhale the water, though!)
Next, run the water over your head to remind you to live with an open mind.
Visualize the water cleansing all the negative thoughts and energy that you’re holding in your energetic field.
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3. Cleanse Negativity
As you wash your body with soap, imagine you’re also clearing the remaining negative energy from your body.
As you lather each part of your body, visualize this area filling with positive energy. You will probably feel a little buzz in each area as you focus on it because your mind actually sends energy.
Focusing on this action also keeps your mind from going outside to what you’re planning for the day or things that happened in the past. It will replace worry with something that feeds you in a positive way and creates a positive pattern of thinking.
4. Set Your Intention
Finally, to seal the meditation and set your intention for the day, use this positive affirmation and feel it set the energy in every molecule in your body. Say it mentally or out loud three times: “I am charged with positive energy.”
Notice how you feel and make it feel like you’re stepping into a positive day as you step out of the shower.
Create a Healing Oasis at Home
You can do little things to make your shower a relaxing oasis that will recharge your spirit as well:
- Get rid of old products
- Keep it nice and clean
- Use natural products that make bathing a healing ritual of self-love
- Make the lighting warm
- Put in a shower speaker to play relaxing music
- Use an essential oil diffuser and use oils that promote relaxation like lavender, bergamot, or lemon
You can also bring fresh flowers, extra soft towels, a special bathrobe, and inspirational art into your bathroom to make it feel like a truly relaxing space. If feeling peaceful, positive, and bright sounds like something you want, let your daily rituals get you there.
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Showers Aren’t Just for Singing!
Just as showering is something we do daily because it’s just so obvious how much better life is when we are clean, cleansing our negativity has the same noticeable benefits that can truly make life better.
If you live with other people, you can still find that quiet time to yourself in the shower and get rid of many thoughts that can cause disagreements and tension between you and the other people in your home. This can also help you step into your workday with a more heart-centered approach.
To take this a little deeper, when we take the time to create positive energy, we can attract the same energy in our lives.
Instead of rushing out the door with a sense of anxiousness, give yourself the extra time to feel harmony in yourself first. The Law of Attraction is based on the premise that how we feel inside is how we perceive the world around us.
So if you use this shower meditation to feel peaceful, you will find that wherever your responsibilities take you during the day, you’ll bring that sense of contentment with you.
Namaste! Enjoy your new meditative tool.
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