5 Water Meditations for the bathtub

The image of water

is commonly used in meditation as a symbol of the infinite flow that moves through blockages and unlocks inner peace and healing. What better way to access this flow then by turning visualization into reality and meditating in water, rejuvenating the mind, body and spirit in the process? Meditating in water can enhance the power of a meditation—reverberating a mantra’s sound current inside a human body of water, calming the overactive mind, and encouraging a feeling of non-attachment and weightlessness. Try one of these five meditations viewed over 25,000 times.

To get started

sit in a bathtub or shallow pool of water and settle into the posture described in the video—your arms will be crossed and elevated, spine straight, and belly strong. Feel the support of the water around you as you focus on the breath for three minutes. Channel your breathing into strength and concentration as you gently focus the mind. Gradually increase the time of your practice as you become more comfortable. 

1. Mastering Your Mood
 

This meditation called "kirtan kriya" allows the mind and body to fully connect with water in order to balance and improve our spiritual and physical health.

This traditional Kundalini meditation, known as “kirtan kriya,” offers several health benefits for our mental and physical well-being. From enhancing memory to improving our quality of sleep, science shows that this meditative practice can help balance mood and steady the mind. When performed in water, this mantra meditation enables us to fully connect with the water within and around us. This guided session is led by Anne Koller, a Kundalini yoga instructor and aquacycling instructor at AQUA in New York City, and was created by Hari Kaur Khalsa, author of A Woman’s Book of Yoga: Embracing Our Natural Life Cycles, with Machelle M. Seibel, M.D. Try this profoundly spiritual video to cultivate patience, wisdom, and renewal of life.


2. Releasing Stress
 

This soothing guided practice harnesses the powerful sensory experience of being in water to help you let go of tension and attain a sense of calm,

This guided meditation is led by Anne Koller, a Kundalini yoga instructor and aquacycling instructor at AQUA in New York City, and was created by Hari Kaur Khalsa, author of A Woman’s Book of Yoga: Embracing Our Natural Life Cycles, with Machelle M. Seibel, M.D. It’s meant to be performed in warm, shallow water that sits at or below bellybutton level. Cross your legs and find a comfortable seated position. Sit up tall with a lengthened spine , close your eyes, and allow your mind and body to fully connect with the water.


3. Connect with Your True Self
 

This simple mantra meditation will allow you to self-actualize, boost confidence, and find ease in your most authentic self.

We are over 70% water, so when we are in water, we feel at home and amongst family.  We feel like ourselves. This meditation reminds you of your true nature, of who you truly are. When you say to yourself “I am”, the mind asks “I am what?” It is often followed by emotions or descriptive words, such as, happy, tall, sad, a mother, a wife, etc.  This meditation replaces common, mundane identifications with a powerful statement that helps you build your true identity by reminding you of your infinite qualities.
 


4. Being Bountiful, Blissful, and Beautiful
 

This meditation gives you the right to be and receive all of the beauty, bounty, and bliss that you can hold.

Water creates an environment for us to feel loved as it envelopes us with its flowing and silky texture. This meditation is designed to be practiced in water, and it gives you the right to be and receive all of the beauty, bounty, and bliss that you can hold. This guided mediation will ask you to chant the following phrases designed to help you call in your truth: “I am bountiful. I am blissful. I am beautiful. I am.” This session is led by Anne Koller, a Kundalini yoga instructor and water healer at AQUA in New York City, and was created in collaboration with Satkirin Kaur Khalsa, whose music, “Living Your Truth – Nobility” (from Blessings of a Woman) accompanies the meditation.

5. Mental Clarity
 

Harness the soothing and supportive effects of water during this water meditation designed to help you clear you mind and expand your mental capacity so you may harness the infinite potential of the universe. n practice so you can unlock your full potential and make your dreams a reality.

This water meditation is designed to help your mind expand so you may harness the infinite potential of the universe. The session is led by Anne Koller, a Kundalini yoga instructor and aquacycling instructor at AQUA in New York City, and was created by Hari Kaur Khalsa, author of A Woman’s Book of Yoga: Embracing Our Natural Life Cycles, with Machelle M. Seibel, M.D. To get started, sit in a bathtub or shallow pool of water and settle into the posture described in the video—your arms will be crossed and elevated, spine straight, and belly strong. Feel the support of the water around you as you focus on the breath for three minutes. Channel your breathing into strength and concentration as you gently focus the mind. Gradually increase the time of your practice as you become more comfortable. When done regularly, this meditation may help you achieve the victory of self-expression as you begin to turn your dreams into a reality.