There is no better place to unwind from the day than your own bathroom. Baths have been a source of comfort and rejuvenation for centuries. In civilizations all around the world, spas and baths have provided the mental and physical space to release tension, cleanse ailments, prepare for great feats of athleticism, and inspire profound lifestyle changes. Soaking in the tub is one of the most rewarding routines you can do to care for yourself and you don't have to pay exorbitant spa rates to do so. Here are a few tips on how you can nourish your body and soul within your own home.
Find your purpose: Set an intention before sinking into your bath. This can set the tone of your relaxation practice and allow you to focus on what you most need in the present moment.
Set the mood: Once you know what your purpose is, set the mood accordingly. Are you looking to feel fresh and inspired? Try placing a few flowers near your bathtub and sprinkle a few petals into the water. Would you rather focus on quiet meditation? Light candles and add bath oils to the water. Do you want to feel luxurious and pampered? Prepare a glass of iced tea with cucumber slices, pour a glass of red wine, or have a few pieces of chocolate placed nearby. Find music that fits your mood. Your atmosphere reflects your intention.
Be present: Once you're in the water, be present. This might mean reading an inspirational book, repeating a mantra while meditating with your eyes closed, or massaging the soreness out of stiff muscles. The key is that you stay fully aware at this time and use it to become a better you.
After the soak: Once out of the water, massage lotions or oils into your skin to wrap up your relaxation. This will allow your body to truly soak up the effects of your experience.
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