My sensual journey of discovery to inner peace in the sauna
Melanie Sommer – author at Saunazeit | Before I enter the sauna, I begin my journey with a conscious act of letting go, an invitation to leave the noise of the outside world behind. As soon as I enter the warm room, my mindful sauna experience begins. I close my eyes and feel the comforting warmth envelop my body. My breathing slows, my heartbeat calms, and my mind quiets.
Sensual sauna rituals are an important part of my practice. The ritual of infusion is a meditative act for me. I like to use essential oils such as lavender or eucalyptus (at Amazon), whose scents fill the room and create an atmosphere of calm and serenity. It’s as if I reach a new level of relaxation in the sauna with each infusion.
The silence and stillness provide the perfect setting for sauna meditation. Here, enveloped in warmth, I find a space where my thoughts come to rest. With my eyes closed and my breathing focused, I let go of the worries of everyday life and dive into a state of inner clarity.
Mindfulness exercises in the sauna help me arrive in the here and now. Simple exercises like observing my breathing or feeling the warmth on my skin bring me back to the present moment. It’s a gentle reminder that the now is all we really have.
For me, the sauna has become a temple of sensuality, a place where all the senses are engaged. When I mindfully indulge in this experience, I discover a deep connection between my body, mind and spirit.
This personal retreat to the sauna has given me a new perspective and a deeper appreciation for the little things in life. I would recommend this trip to anyone looking for a way to relax and reconnect with themselves.
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