Swimming pools are an excellent way to relax, and even get some meditation in. Meditation is said to be one of the best techniques for emphasizing mental wellness, and after the past year everyone can use a little extra increase in mental wellness. Meditation is a amazing way to help you feel better about yourself, and when paired with other self-care ideas such as swimming and relaxation in your pool or hot tub, you’ll be amazed at how effective it can be.
Swimming has been shown to be a great way to work out, and you might be surprised how easy it can be to meditate while getting in a few laps. You need to start out slowly and try to focus on establishing a rhythm. Next, start counting your breaths. Each breath you take will help you zone in and block out the outside world for a bit of relaxation. Ensure that you breathe in through your mouth and out through your nose, but make sure you surface first, you don’t want to swallow any water!
You can still mediate in the pool if you just want to float and not swim. You can do this on your own or with the assistance of a pool float. You will want to find a relaxing position on your pool float or on your back, then let your mind begin to wander as you enjoy the sensation of being almost weightless. Allow yourself to be free and begin your meditation routine. Use a pair of sunglasses or a small towel to shield your eyes from the sun and keep out distractions.
Once you are ready to get out of the water you can continue your relaxation – there’s no need to rush inside! Find a nice shady spot to sit quietly and reflect for a bit, then wind down with some yoga stretches by the pool. Taking care of yourself should be a focus, the better your mental health is the better you can face the challenges of your day.
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