Creating a meditation space in the home can pay dividends when it comes to health, wellbeing and mental clarity.
So, how do you set one up at home – we take a look.
1. Select A Comfortable Space
You want to choose a room inside your house that gives you a good feeling. That means it is a room that makes you smile whenever you walk into it. Also, you want to use a quiet room inside your home, and definitely one where there are limited amounts of traffic.
Whenever you are selecting the room, you should also pay attention to the room’s lighting. For example, a room with plenty of natural light will enhance your mood instantly. That means that you may want to select a room that is facing the sun during the time of day you are planning to meditate. Or even better, a room with a sunset view. that would be a beautiful way to start out your meditation.
If you are unable to find a room that offers those qualities, then think about using an outdoor space. That could be a floral garden, your deck or your patio. You want to have a place that lets you relax your body and also your mind, without the space being distracting.
2. Uncluttered And Clean
Speaking of distraction, a cluttered area is one of the most distracting things every, particularly when you are attempting to relax. You would like to ensure that the room has a minimum number of extras.
What that means is that you shouldn’t try using an office to set a meditation room up in. There is way too much going in within the room with the filing cabinets, papers and desk – in addition to stressful thoughts that are associated with what is inside an office, including bills, work, etc.
You may want to think about emptying a room out that only contains a few items. A couple of basic recommendations include a pillow, a throw rug, a yoga mat and a small table for meditating.
3. Bring Nature Inside Your Meditation Room
Nature is healing and relaxing, so it definitely makes sense for you to bring natural elements inside your room whenever you are wanting to meditate and relax. In fact, a majority of people think that medication is all concern with connecting yourself – body and mind – with nature as well as your surroundings. Although meditating outside in a natural and calming environment would be ideal, if you happen to live within a hectic urban environment, that isn’t always possible to do.
Thinking about adding some natural touches to your meditation room. Doing that will make it become infused instantly with balance and harmony. You can select whatever natural elements that you want. That could be a small water fountain like this from Indoor Fountain Pros, jars filled with seashells and sand, a vase with cut flowers or a plant (think about a scent of jasmine).
A water fountain, in fact, is absolutely essential for all meditation rooms. If you are unable to meditate while on the beach with sounds of the crashing ocean waves filling your ears, then you can at least have a small, indoor waterfall that will provide you with similar soothing sounds (which will also drown the sounds out of the busy city that is outside of your doors).
Whenever you thinking about adding natural touches to your meditation room – the room will become infused instantly with balance and harmony.
4. Play Meditative Music
Although music isn’t a necessary element, it can be quite relax for many different people. That is especially beneficial for those living in hectic busy city areas, where there are constantly sounds of sirens, trains and traffic that comes through the walls.
When meditative music is played quietly in the background, this can help with drowning out all other distractions inside the house, which lets you to achieve a peaceful and tranquil state while you are meditating – which has a sound that is similar to the water fountain.
When it’s time for you to select the music, we recommend that you select music without lyrics. This doesn’t mean it doesn’t necessarily need to be classical music. It can instead be any sounds that you find to be soothing, like the wind’s whistling sounds, birds chirping or ocean sounds. Be sure that the music tracks are long enough for continuing to play during your whole meditation session, and thinking about sounds on repeat so that there aren’t any interruptions.
If you aren’t fortunate enough to be able to meditate close to the ocean, thinking about listening to water sounds by having meditative background music to listen to.
Aromatherapy is another element that you need to think about for your meditation room. Using essential oils from plants, like peppermint, chamomile and lavender, really can soothe the body, the mind and the soul. Look at this piece from Organic Fact.
From heating oils to burning incense and candles, you can receive benefits from aromatherapy as you are meditating. Aromatherapy not only helps you to relax, it provides other benefits as well. This type of therapy is becoming more popular and is fast becoming a mainstream healing tool that is thought to stimulate brain function.
In addition, there has been evidence that shows that it provides your immune system with a boost, eliminates or reduces stress and relieves muscle pain. All of these are excellent reasons for why aromatherapy should be included as part of your meditation room.