5 Steps To Take To Create The Perfect Meditation Space At Home
Many people seek a meditation space outside of their home. This makes sense, as often we go to yoga classes at a dedicated gym or studio, but imagine having a room within your home which you can use to heal your body, mind, and soul. Having a place which is dedicated solely to help you seek tranquillity and peace and get in tune with your emotional well-being will allow you to escape from the daily stresses of life and connect with a deeper sense of power. A meditation space, or even room, will allow you to do this whenever you’d like.
As our lives become busier and more stress-filled, having the option to recharge and reconnect from the comfort of your own home is an idea which is becoming more and more appealing to people. Historically, in Western culture, sacred spaces were almost always located outside of the home and, by creating a place within your home to meditate, you are building the practice into your daily life. If this sounds appealing to you, then here are 5 steps you can take to create the perfect meditation space within your home.
1) Choose a feel-good, private space
When creating a meditation space within your home, you need to pick a room which makes you feel good already. It should also be in a quiet place within your home and one which gets a limited amount of visitors. When meditating, you need to feel secure, so be sure that you can close the door and get away from it all.
If you can’t find a place in your home which has these qualities, then why not consider an outdoor space? Whether it is a patio, deck or even just your lawn, as long as the space is quiet and allows you to relax your body and mind is all that matters.
2) Make it welcoming
The more beautiful your space is, the more likely you are to want to go there. As humans, we are drawn to natural light, so if you can, set your space up near a window and make sure that the room is a comfortable temperature for you to switch-off. Too cold, and that’s all you will focus on, too warm and you won’t be as relaxed as you had hoped to be.
You also want to make sure the room includes some personal touches, such as any smells, sounds, objects or elements which soothe your body and relax your mind. It’s important, however, to remember not to overcrowd the space in order to keep your mind clear and open.
3) Scent is important
Aromatherapy is a huge element within meditation and the use of essential oils, such as peppermint, chamomile, and lavender, really help to soothe your mind, body, and soul. Burning candles, heating oils or lighting incense will all help you to receive the many benefits of aromatherapy whilst you meditate. Not only does aromatherapy help you to relax, but it also provides you with many other benefits.
Studies have shown that aromatherapy boosts the immune system, relieves muscle pain and also eliminates or reduces stress. These are all great reasons as to why you should include aromatherapy within your meditation room.
4) Lighting makes a difference
As previously mentioned, natural lighting will make all the difference to your meditation space. If you want to keep the room cozy, however, then you may want to think about window coverings. Sheer fabrics are a great idea as they will help to diffuse the light. If your space is lacking in natural light, then you will want to focus on the light fixtures or sources that you choose. This depends on your personal preferences, as you may want a dim or brightly lit space.
Make sure that you have the ability to choose both options, as your mood may change or be aggravated by the light. If you have chosen an outdoor space, then be sure that the area isn’t too bright when you wish to meditate. You could create shade with an umbrella or folding screen to keep the sun from irritating your eyes and keeping your mind focused and awake.
5) Make it happen
People will often use the reason that they have a lack of space in order to meditate at home, and this is almost always not true. No matter if you have children or busy work life, once you have created your personal meditation space, then be sure to use it. This should be a space free from distractions and interruptions where you can come to relax and unwind – why wouldn’t you want to use it?
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