When you’re in close quarters on board, it’s hard to find a moment for yourself. Crew conflict can arise easily after being with the same people in tight spaces for long periods of time. But, one of the most important parts of being healthy on a yacht is mental relaxation. We at Crew Compass are a HUGE fan of meditation, and this simple practice can be beneficial to all crew members. Why not give it a try? If you don’t know where to begin, download the free Headspace or Calm app.
Speaking of meditation, it’s nice to have a mantra you can focus on during meditation or even while taking a few deep breaths to calm yourself when you feel stressed. What the heck is a mantra? A mantra is a repeated word or sound that is supposed to help with concentration and relaxation. There are traditional mantras like “Om,” which is a Sanskrit word you’ve probably heard during yoga practice. There are also more modern mantras, which are small phrases such as “I am calm, I am light.” (Or, “I will try to keep my sanity”)
Here are some useful mantras you can repeat to yourself when taking a moment to breathe when tensions start to rise:
What are some of your favorite meditation mantras? Tell us below!