The sound of ocean waves rolling in is one of the most calming sounds. Whenever, I'm near the beach I love just sitting and listening to the rhythmic crashing. The Spa at Carillon's Meditation Month offering is sure to be pleasing to many guests' ears. The Miami Beach spa will be hosting a free seaside meditation class every morning for the entire month of May. Led by a member of the Carillon’s elite wellness team, the Seaside Meditation class will guide guests through a serene meditation session allowing them to improve their psychological wellbeing by reducing stress, anxiety, depression as well as physical benefits such as reducing blood pressure and even bolstering the immune system. Just thinking about it washes feelings of stress away. Though a seaside seat is ideal, meditation can be an easy way to chill out anywhere. Mindy Terry, executive vice president of spas at Carillon Miami Beach, has three simple tips for meditating wherever you are.
- At the office: Silence your phones. Minimize your desktop and close your door. Sit in a comfortable spot, close your eyes and slowly inhale and exhale for 10 minutes.
- Nature: Sit on the beach. Tune in to the sound and smell of the clean ocean air. With eyes open, match your breathing to the ebb and flow of the waves. Try to keep rhythm with the water for 5 minutes. Do this daily, extending time slowly until you are able to sit undistracted for 20 minutes.
- Music: Pick your favorite classical music with sounds of nature. Put on your headphones, lay on your bead and close your eyes. Imagine you are in the environment (forest trail with birdsong sounds, beach with ocean waves sounds, tropical rainforest with rain sounds) for 10 minutes.