The ocean is a great place for meditation. At the beach, the boundaries between sand, sea and sky become one. It can be difficult to tell exactly where one ends and another begins. As waves reach the shore, they soak into the sand; crashing waves stir up sand, mixing it with water. Ocean mist rises as breaking waves curl around and splash through the air. This merger of water, earth and air can be a helpful creative visualization for meditation.
With your body receiving the breath like sand receives water, allow the mind, your attention, to infuse all elements. The interaction of ocean and air creates bubbles in the water; the sand has space for air between each grain. As the air is present in both the water and sand, let your mind follow each movement and stay present with the breath and body until the breath serves to unite mind and body just as the sea blends with the air and sand at the water’s edge.