20 minute guided nature meditation: Sit down by the river and relax!

guided meditation healing powers of water nature meditation self-care Oct 13, 2019

Enjoy and absorb this lightly-guided river meditation.  It works best on a desktop or TV-size screen, where you can enjoy the visual beauty of the river.   Be sure to have the sound on so you can hear the sounds of nature and introductory guided meditation. 

 

Benefits of nature meditations

Meditation has been proven to reduce stress, anxiety, fear, depression and to boost our immune system, promote inner calm and improve our quality of life. 

Being in nature is extremely grounding, calming and nurturing.  Many people find their sense of spiritual connection while in nature.  

Water is one of our most healing elements on this planet! It has the codex for life in it and heals us on many levels, such as:

  • Decreasing inflammation
  • Improving circulation
  • Decompressing joints
  • Soothing pain
  • Calming our minds
  • Calming our emotions
  • Cleansing our energy
  • Boosting our immune system

 

Cold water in particular is very good for:

  • Burning fat
  • Boosting our metabolism
  • Increasing our white blood cell count
  • Flushing out our muscles and abdominal organs
  • Decreasing depression
  • Decreasing fatigue
  • Decreasing mental fog
  • Increasing mental clarity
  • Increasing our zest for life
  • Increasing our life-force energy

 

How to use this digital nature meditation

 

Morning lightly-guided meditation:

If you want to wake up, self-nurture and get your day off on the right foot, do this meditation to create some sacred space for yourself.  Gather your thoughts, get your Zen on, centre and focus your mind and go in to your day feeling refreshed, calm and effective.

 

Afternoon break:

Need to take 20 and recharge? Turn on this 20 minute nature meditation and breathe deep! Relax back in your chair as the soothing water scene creates space and calm in the midst of your day.  Allow your shoulders to drop and your jaw to relax as you watch and absorb the vitality of the river.

 

Unwind at the end of your day:

Use this visual meditation to unwind before bed and improve your sleep.  Put it on in an undisturbed location and allow the sounds and gentle movement of the water to decompress and calm your mind.  Allow your breathing to deepen, let go of the tensions of the day on your out-breath (exhale) and feel your body-mind-spirit relax.

 

 Check back in for more guided meditations posted on my blog in future.  Enjoy!

 

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