Today’s meditation is how to have a cleansing aura shower meditation.
This meditation helps when you’re feeling down, groggy and in need of some cleansing: body and aura!
The best part is that you have to take a shower anyways so you might as well be mindful while doing it. For beginners it might be good to start meditating when you’re conditioning your hair. That’s three minutes that you’re in the shower anyways so it’s a great place to start.
When you first climb in the shower take moment to enjoy the warmth. Let it warm every inch of your skin before beginning. Enjoy the sensation. If you are feeling extra happy to be in a warm shower, smile or say a little prayer of gratitude. One of life’s many simple joys! Feel the warmth as it touches your skin and also the areas that are not in the water and maybe slightly colder. Awareness. Check in with yourself. How are you feeling in this moment? While you’re in the shower envision yourself being cleansed. I know that on the other side of this meditation will be a happier, refreshed you.
Now is the time to grab your favourite scented body wash and luffa. Work into a rich lather and indulge in aromatherapy, taking deep inhales of the scent. Spreading the suds all over your body. Practicing loving kindness as you do this. (More on this below)
Either closing your eyes or watching the water as it hits your body and goes down the drain. See, with your third eye, the gunk, dirt and anything that no longer serves you swirling down the drain. It might be helpful to list some of the things that you want to get rid of or briefly focus on what can slide off you and go down the drain. Deep inhales and exhales as you emerge your new shiny clean self.
Watch the bubbles slide off you and down the drain.
This is where you take your few minutes of deep breathing while your conditioner sets. Closing your eyes and tapping into the sensation of the warm water on your skin. Savouring these precious few moments. You are in no rush. Trust and know the second you step out of that shower you are stepping into your best self; leaving everything that doesn’t serve you behind.
For an added awakening and invigorating turn the temperature to hot then cold, hot/cold then hot and cold!
As you towel dry envision yourself emerging a new person, a better person. Be mindful in these moments as you dry off your body. Now is not the time to criticize your body so if that thought even comes into your mind, gently push it out. Not right now. Choose not to engage in that negative thought (this gets better with practice)
Focus on the good new version of yourself if this thought arises. Kindly push that idea out of your mind you do not need to entertain. Even repeating “I love myself” while you towel dry. Taking this moment to honour the temple you are in. This body that takes you everywhere, can withstand the most difficult of times and honour it.
This meditation couples perfectly with my favourite meditation ever. The towel dry Meditation!
This one of my favourite Meditation’s because you can easily integrate it into your day and it just feels good!
This meditation does however require some prep time.
I encourage you to grab your towel and anything else that you might need for your shower and go ahead and get that ready. Secondly clear off a space on your bed or a couch. That meditation begins the second you step out of the shower… in fact I encourage you to step back into the shower.
What I mean by that is is after you have shut off the water, have your towel easily accessible from within the shower. Enjoy the warmth of the steam as your dry off. Exposing yourself to the cold can remove you from the luxurious mindset we are trying to cultivate. As you dry off each area of your body, be kind. Can you take this moment to except and honour yourself further? This is not the moment to be critical or engage in negative thoughts *shut up inner critic.*
Honour your temple.
If you find that these thoughts begin to creep up saying out loud or in your head “I love myself so much” or some other body positive mantra instead. Repeat over and over again, not allowing any space for you inner critic to creep in. You’ll likely begin to feel the shift into the positive after a few repetitions.
Once you’re done drying off wrap yourself in your towel. This might feel like a big hug, to you, love you. Smile in this moment. When ready go and find your lounging spot. Still wrapped up in your towel, lay down.
Begin to do a body scan from head to toe. Can you feel the parts of your body which are fully supported and touching either the couch or the bed? Is there any water droplets left on your skin that you missed while towel drying? How does your wet hair feel? Can you connect to the feeling of the fibres of the towel. Can you connect to your naked self! These are just some examples of things you can think about as you do this body scan. Take 5 – 10 minutes to just enjoy the clean, free feeling. Deep breaths with your eyes closed.
Hope you loved these Shower Meditations as I enjoy them!