Death Meditation Is The Latest Wellness Trend Taking Over TikTok
There are always new and exciting trends in the wellness world, but some can seem a bit crazy or outlandish. Like pretending your dead.
Here are a few wellness trends that have gained attention recently:
Cryotherapy: This involves exposing the body to extremely cold temperatures for a short period of time, usually around three minutes. Advocates of cryotherapy claim that it can reduce inflammation, boost metabolism, and improve overall well-being.
Sound healing: This practice involves using sound waves to improve physical and emotional health. It can be done through listening to specific frequencies, using singing bowls or gongs, or attending sound baths where people lie down and listen to a variety of sounds.
While these trends may seem a bit crazy, they don’t take the cake regarding things people are trying to do to improve their mental health.
So that is the latest trend people are “dying” to try?
I won’t be trying this one, but according to the Daily Mail, a morbid new wellness trend is gaining traction online while making its way to New York and Los Angeles. The trend is called “death mediation” and involves wrapping your body up like a mummy and then writing your eulogy…while also imagining your decaying body in the ground.
This practice, which has 2.5 million views on TikTok and classes popping up on each coast, is a form of exposure therapy designed to help people come to terms with mortality. Meanwhile, it can force participants to live life to the fullest, with licensed psychologist Dr. Carolyn Rubenstein adding, “We’re not immortal, and having that recognition is important so that you make the most of today.”
Source: Daily Mail