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Find Your Zen With SEA LIFE Melbourne’s New Virtual Marine Mindfulness Hub

By Rick Stephens
1st Sep 2020

A jellyfish floating through the water in the dark, lit up by bright pink neons lights.

Aimlessly wading through the depths of the ocean like a jellyfish doesn’t sound like a terrible escape right now, and the good folk at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium are helping emulate such a calming experience with their Marine Mindfulness Hub.

First up is guided meditation with Sea Life’s moon jellyfish. In a sort-of visual ASMR, the 10-minute session will help you reach peak presentness as your transparent friends gently pulse through the ocean. 

Those looking to truly disconnect from reality can spend several hours viewing the slow TV channels. You’ll find several different species of jellyfish on show, some turtles hanging out on a rock for about 45 minutes and a stream of the oceanarium in all its glory.

If you’d prefer to sweat it out, Sea Life Sunshine Coast is coming through with virtual yoga sessions in their serene ocean tunnel. These are suitable for all skill levels, and as with everything else on the page, they’re completely free.

If you’ve visited the aquarium in recent times and left with a pep in your step, it’d be for good reason. Several recent studies have shown that observing live fish decreases anxiety, enhances relaxation and improves one’s mood—so get stuck in and let the jellyfish remind you that everything is A-okay. 

You can find the Marine Mindfulness Hub here.

Check in with A—Space for more Mindfulness tips.

Image credit: supplied

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