Meditating Abroad : It’s so important to have a healthy mind, yet so many of us struggle with that, particularly in a day and age where there’s so much going on in the world.
In a world with rising levels of anxiety, depression and drug and alcohol abuse, fuelled by a cost-of-living crisis, climate crisis, and crisis going on in Ukraine, it’s hard to take a moment to breathe and tell ourselves, “everything is ok”.
It’s having a catastrophic effect on many people’s lives, not just people being immediately affected by them, but those suffering from the knock-on effects too. Meditation has become a useful tool for aiding that.
Many of us are now taking time out to meditate, whether it be prescribed by an alcohol or drug rehabilitation centre programme in recovery, or just consciously taking time out to look after our mental health.
When heading abroad, on holiday or business, it can be a little trickier to find the time and space to go through your medication process however, which can be an important part of your day-to-day, especially if you are in recovery or going through some form of treatment.
So, how exactly can you do it?
Book accommodation with space to do it
While you don’t need lots of space to meditate, you also don’t want to feel trapped in. Therefore, it’s important when booking accommodation you find a space that is conducive to meditate in. A light and airy room is ideal for this, so when scouring sites like Booking.com, have a look at the rooms available and see what’s best for you.
Get yourself up early for it
When travelling we often fill up our days with activities and things to do, meaning time can become a problem when it comes to fitting meditation in. A good way to find time is just by setting that alarm clock an hour or two earlier.
You may even find that it’s much more pleasant. Sunrise can be an incredibly calming time of day, and meditation during that period can be quite a spiritual experience.
What’s more, it’ll set you up nicely for a day of excitement and exploring.
Find local yoga and meditation classes
If you normally practice meditation at a class in your local town, then there’s absolutely no reason you can’t do the same while elsewhere. There are yoga and meditation classes all over the world, allowing you to get the time you need in, guided by teachers elsewhere.
You don’t need to worry about the language barrier necessarily, as it’s all about the poses and movements. What’s more, it can be a great way to meet locals and get some tips on the best places to see and the best restaurants to visit too.