Bathing with intention is the key to creating a spiritual bath. All of these would be considered spiritual baths, including taking a therapeutic spring bath, immersing oneself in water, and taking a bath with essential oils and herbs.
This article will explore the healing properties of the spiritual bath. It will also discuss how to create a spiritual bath.
Spiritual baths are an ancient practice that was popularized in Egypt and Greece. The Egyptians believed that these baths healed the body, soul, and mind while the Greeks thought they could cure illnesses. The healing properties of spiritual baths come from their ability to bring about a sense of peace and calmness in a person’s life. Spiritual bathing can be done by taking a bath in natural elements such as water, salt, oils, herbs, or flowers.
Imagine a spiritual bath as a bath that revitalizes both your body and soul. You and your intention are what determine what the “purpose” is. However, in general, you might say that the goal is to allow yourself the time and space to be present with both your body and yourself so that you may work through internal and energetic healing. This is what the Japanese call “sento”. In Japan, it is believed that the water in these baths has healing properties.
The word “sento” comes from an ancient Sanskrit word for purifying oneself through bathing. The Japanese believe that the water in these baths has healing properties and can help with ailments such as arthritis, skin conditions, and even mental health problems like depression or anxiety.
How to take a Spiritual Bath?
- Set the mood first. Unplug any artificial lighting. Natural light, candlelight, or complete darkness will all enhance the experience.
- Consider what you want to achieve from this bath and what your body, mind, and soul require.
- If you’re using candles or incense, light them, and if you want to listen to music, turn them on.
- Allowing yourself to be who you are there: Pay attention to your breath while you relax.
- Begin to view your emotions objectively, letting whatever arises pass through you without condemnation or opposition.
- Consider the areas that require healing, and then picture the healing taking place there, in the bath.
- Any meditation or visualization exercises you might find useful are perfect for now.
- As soon as you’re done, end the ritual. When you’re ready, end your spiritual bath after as long as you need to.