Wash Away Your Stress

Meditation in the shower can be a game changer in a busy person's normal self-care practise

Envision starting your day with a concentrated moment while listening to the calming sound of running water, purifying your body and mind. The “everything shower” has gone down the drain — it’s all about the “nothing shower.” Some even confess to enjoying the luxury of “the nothing shower,” which is simply taking your second shower of the day and simply standing there as a kind of daily spiritual purification.

Dr Srikanth H S, Senior Naturopath, Jindal Naturecure Institute says, your daily shower is a perfect opportunity to practice mindfulness. “The ‘nothing shower’ trend, born from the creative mind of TikTok user Alexandra R. Simpson, has quickly captured the attention of those seeking a unique moment of respite in their daily routines. The concept is elegantly simple: turn on the shower, let the water cascade down, and just be — no agenda, no tasks, just a moment of pure presence,” says Dr. Srikanth H S.

“Power up” your shower

Shower meditation may seem strange, but it’s a terrific technique to multitask and maximise your hectic schedule. Kritika Kapoor, the founder of SK-27 Gym says, spending some time alone, quiet, and away from everyday distractions might help you become more aware of your thought patterns.

“The ‘nothing shower’ emerges as a sanctuary —a brief pause to stand, breathe, and embrace the simple act of existing, offering a moment of spiritual cleansing amid the chaos of daily life,” says Kritika. “It can serve as a valuable pause for mental and emotional well-being, offering a moment of reflection and release!” she continues.

“Nonnegotiable” staple

It’s crucial to practise mindfulness when taking a shower so you can recover during your usual self-care regimen. The 36-year-old actress Lindsay Lohan recently praised the habit and described it as a “non-negotiable” part of her everyday self-care regimen. The Freaky Friday actress practises meditation in the mornings, specifically when taking a shower.

“While it might not be a universal solution, combining mindfulness exercises, meditation, and physical exercise will help you concentrate on developing your strength as well as your mental and emotional stability because regular exercise improves one’s mental, cognitive, and emotional capacity, which makes it possible to solve problems head-on rather than taking a brief break from reality. Additionally, various types of self-care can strengthen or supplement the advantages of these experiences, providing a more comprehensive strategy for spiritual healing,” says Kritika.

It’s essential to explore what works best for individual requirements and to incorporate practices that promote general well-being.

Shower meditation is a sort of meditation activity that is also known as waterfall meditation, mind cleansing, and water meditation. It is a technique for washing away stress, anxiety, and concern in your body by using water.

Janhvi Kapoor, an actress, claims she enjoys meditating to the sound of running water in the shower. Simply turn on the water and listen. Listen to the sound of the water.

Why embrace the ‘nothing shower’?

“Simpson describes its benefits as ‘great for migraine control, muffling sobs, and fleeing from obligations’. In essence, it’s become a metaphor for mental health — a haven where warm water serves as a relaxing backdrop for reflection, a momentary respite from the stresses of the day. The ‘nothing shower’ is more than a fad; it’s a testament to the human desire for moments of calm and self-care,” says Dr Srikanth.


When people think of meditation, the first thing that comes to mind is probably sitting in the lotus position with one’s eyes closed, says Kamlesh D. Patel, the fourth spiritual Guide in the Sahaj Marg method of Raj Yoga meditation.

“Some see it as sitting in the posture and focusing one’s mind on a chosen picture or deity. Meditation, on the other hand, has a broader meaning. It goes beyond what the Oxford English Dictionary defines as ‘continuous thought or musing upon one subject’,” says Daaji.

In actual terms, meditation implies ‘Dhyana’, or raising one’s consciousness or awareness to attain higher regions of our existence.

“Your body must be completely fit before you exercise your mind in meditation, which is why yoga and pranayama are so important in meditation. It will be challenging to breathe rhythmically while standing in the shower, as advised by pranayama. How would this benefit your meditation? To elevate your very being, you must first teach yourself to stay in ‘continuous memory’ of your Guru or God. According to psychologists, shower meditation is merely one method of calming the body,” says Daaji adding, “Meditating in the shower sure calms your mind momentarily, but for long-lasting benefits meditation through pranayama and pranahuti are the most dependable ways.”

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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