We at GDV enjoy engaging in meditation as a practice and try to incorporate it into our every day, even if it’s just for a moment or two. As we move into “The Season Of Love” with Valentine’s Day just behind us and Spring up ahead, we thought it important for our daily meditations to similarly reflect new positive sentiments. Whilst focusing on mindfulness, we’ve shifted our daily meditations to be more aware of self-love, tenderness, compassion and love of others as a whole.
Many of our friends + followers are avid fans and participants in meditation. For those who have yet to find a manner of meditation that fits into your lives, there are many different schools of thought and we encourage you to explore them.
Meditation has been used for thousands of years as a way to achieve a greater connection to holy powers, meditation is commonly used by many for a multitude of reasons. Some proven benefits include reducing stress + anxiety, increasing happiness + patience and improving our sleep patterns. According to The Mayo Clinic, additional emotional benefits may include:
Gaining a new perspective on stressful situations
Building skills to manage your stress
Focusing on the present
Reducing negative emotions
Increasing imagination and creativity
Increasing patience and tolerance
To complete our Love + Tenderness Ritual, we added some rose quartz crystals to hold onto as well as to be in front of us during the meditation. We also shifted from our normal incense to the beautiful new Tenderness Smokeless Incense by Bodha.
To make your own GDV Love & Tenderness Ritual At Home use the following steps:
Find a beautiful sunlit corner to connect, calm your mind, set intentions + remind yourself of the importance of self love.
Rose Quartz Crystals: for love, compassion + self-love. Hold them in your hands or keep them near you during your meditation and throughout the rest of the day
Light Your Incense. One of our new go-to’s is Vogue + NY Times favorite, Tenderness Smokeless Incense by Bodha, a heart-soothing blend of rose, geranium & shiso leaf by Bodha is a perfect addition to this meditation
Begin your meditation. Whether you like the sound of singing bowls, a guided meditation (we love Headspace!) or the sound of silence, find the one that best serves you and grow with it.
If you find it difficult to create space for yourself, this meditation is something you are also able to do in the bath.
We recommend the following:
Draw a warm bath
Place or wear your crystals in the bath
Pour in the Restorative Floral Bath
Light your incense nearby and immerse your body in the water
Cleanse using Rose + Cedarwood Body Wash
Use Cleopatra’s Body Scrub for an aromatherapy exfoliation