Meditation grounds us in the present moment and helps us to rejuvenate. For a lot of us, the only time we can really sit still is when we go on holiday. Travel provides the perfect down time to check in and refocus. Here are our top 5 meditation practices that are easy enough to incorporate into your holiday itinerary.
- Be in the present moment. Disconnect from any work related notifications or social media. Truly focus on your new surroundings and how you’re feeling.
- Meditate whilst commuting. Travelling on a train, boat or plane, meditation on transport can help you pass the time and avoid the stagnant feelings of jetlag. Close your eyes and count each breath in and each breath out, from one to ten, then return to one again. If you lose count or your thoughts drift away, gently bring them back to your breath and start counting from one again.
- Meditate in your hotel room. This can be a great way to energise before a big day of exploring or a little lunch time relaxation. Find a comfortable spot in your hotel and close your eyes. Scan your body from the crown of your head to the tips of your toes and assess any spots of discomfort. Imagine your body is being filled with liquid gold, pouring in from above your head, down into your toes as it fills you up one toe at a time. Imagine this liquid gold is light, calm and peaceful. When it has reached the top of your head, you will feel refreshed and energized and rid of stagnant energy.
- Meditate in nature. Go out of your way to experience some nature while travelling. A journey to a new place is not complete without experiencing its natural beauty too. Feel the colours, hear the new sounds and enjoy the energy and connection you feel from nature as you are amongst it.
- Express Gratitude. As you travel, devote part of your day to expressing your gratitude for being able to travel. The more grateful you are for the experience the better the experience will be. This is the proven law of attraction.