When you think about meditating, and where best to do it, the shower may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But, hear me out.
The shower can have a wonderful effect on the mind and the spiritual body, so combining a shower with a quick and simple meditation can be really beneficial.
Let me talk you through how to meditate in the shower.
Shower Meditation Benefits
Using running water, such as a stream, or using filtered water at home is a great method for cleansing certain crystals of unwanted energy, so why wouldn’t the same apply to us?
Well, it does! A warm shower works well for both mindfulness and meditation.
If I’ve had a bad day, I often use the shower as an opportunity to wash away the negative thoughts and feelings that have arisen.
Taking a shower will bring me into the present moment, slow my mind, and allow me to process what has happened.
As one of the main elements, and a life-sustaining force, water is great for cleansing us of things that no longer serve us, and it can encourage us to release our emotions, and heal.
Shower meditation can give you some much-needed quiet time, and a private space to focus on yourself and what it is you need from your practice.
It can leave your mind, body, and soul feeling refreshed.
As well as helping to reset and heal your spiritual body, shower meditation is also great for those who have busy lives.
You may not feel like you have enough time in the day to stop and meditate, so why not combine it with a routine task you do every day? Showering is part of your daily life, so utilize this time for some meditation.
If like me, you often find yourself falling asleep when you meditate lying down, then the shower can be a helpful but relaxing alternative.
However, if you are going to bed straight after your shower, this practice can put you in the right frame of mind for a peaceful rest.
Preparing For Your Shower Meditation
To make the most of your shower meditation time, and to maximise the relaxing and mindful effects afterward, I’d recommend gathering some of your favourites and create the perfect environment:
- Put some comfortable clothes or pyjamas out, ready to put on after your shower.
- Grab yourself a warm, fluffy towel.
- Consider lighting a candle or some incense in the bathroom to set the mood.
- Consider playing some gentle nature sounds or soft music.
- Find your favourite shower gel or soap to shower with. You could even use a shower bomb or a shower steamer in a luxurious scent.
- If you want to work with a particular chakra, then you can find a water-safe crystal that corresponds with it, such as rose quartz for the heart chakra, and take this into the shower with you.
- Set the shower to your desired temperature, and get ready to step in.
How To Meditate In The Shower
Now you’ve set up your space, you are ready for your healing shower meditation.
- The first thing you need to do is to set your intention. What do you want to achieve through this meditation? If you’re looking to boost your confidence and self-love, hold this clearly in your mind. If you need to heal a particular chakra, then focus on this instead.
- First, turn your attention to your breath. Breathwork is key for entering a more meditative state. With your nose away from the water stream, breathe slowly, and deeply, in through your nose, and out through your mouth. Notice how your pulse starts to slow and your body begins to relax.
- It can be helpful, after slowing your breathing, to do a full body scan. Starting at your feet, move your attention up your body, noticing any physical sensations or emotions that arise. This will help to put you in the present moment and listen to your own needs.
- Next, focus on the sound and the feel of the water. Hear it pouring from the shower, over your body, and down the drain. Notice how the water feels as the warm droplets land on your skin.
- Imagine, as the shower washes over you, that all of your worries and woes are washing away with the water. Envisage them going down the drain and being returned to the Universe. Feel yourself being cleansed of any negativity and let go of anything that no longer serves you. Allow all of your chakras to be reinvigorated during the process.
- In the space that those worries have left behind, imagine your body and mind filling with light. This light is full of love, hope, and happiness. And this light can be any colour you need it to be.
- You can introduce mantras or affirmations into your shower meditation at this point if it feels good to do so, but there’s no pressure.
- Now, remember the intention you set at the beginning of the meditation, and feel it becoming a reality. Embody this intention and know that things are changing for you. Hold this feeling for as long as you need to.
- Once your meditation is complete, place your hands over your heart chakra, and express gratitude. Show gratitude to the water for cleansing you, and to the Universe and your spiritual team for always guiding you. And, show gratitude to yourself for setting aside the time for this practice.
- Finally, it’s important to ground yourself and bring yourself back to reality.
Other Easy Meditation Methods To Try
If shower meditation isn’t for you, there are other methods you can try such as bath meditation, meditating in the forest or woodlands, or meditating while lying in bed.
The most important thing is finding a practice that works well for you, and finding something you can commit to for your own well-being.
More reading: meditating with crystals.
Shower meditation is not only great for the spiritual body and the mind, but it’s also the perfect time-saver for those with busy lives.
It doesn’t matter how long you meditate in the shower, or whether you do it in the morning or the evening, you will feel the benefits.
I hope this article has helped you to understand how to meditate in the shower and how wonderful this practice can be.
- Pegasus Symbolism: Understanding The Spiritual Meaning And Dream Meaning Of Pegasus - November 5, 2023
- 50 Beautiful Moonstone Affirmations To Try - November 5, 2023
- The 6 Best Samhain Crystals To Work With This Spooky Season - October 23, 2023