We have a specific space for cooking, eating, sleeping and bathing. Wouldn’t it be nice if we create a space in our homes that is dedicated for meditation, yoga and me time? A space that provides you the opportunity to escape the daily stresses of life and brings you that relaxing feeling you’re looking for. By setting up a quiet space, you’ll constantly be reminded to practice silence, stillness and to be more present in your daily life.
While there are no specific rules to setting up your own meditation space, there are some things that need to be considered. Here are some ideas that will help you create your own personal sanctum.
No technology allowed
A meditation room is a space in your home that’s devoted to peace and tranquillity. When you meditate, you want to be able to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Electronic devices can be distracting.
To help you concentrate better, you need to do away from all the electronic devices, except for your music player. That means no phone, TV, video games etc.
Lighting makes a difference
A room that has a lot of natural light will instantly enhance your meditation space. As such, you need to pay attention to the lighting when choosing the room. You want a place that has a sunset view or faces the sun for the time of the day you plan to meditate. Consider an outdoor space such as your garden, deck or patio if you can’t find a room that possesses these qualities.
Fresh air is important
An airy and well ventilated room helps keep your mind clear and alert, which is important for meditation. Keep your space ventilated with plenty of fresh air circulating around.
Add a personal touch
Add some personal touches to your space. Follow your heart and put in everything that you love. You can add artworks, crystals, affirmation stones, a statue of Buddha, chimes and bells. Feel free to add whatever you think is necessary to improve your meditation experience.
Bring nature to your meditation room
The chaotic urban life does not allow a lot of nature into your life. Bringing some natural elements into your sacred space will make it easier for you to relax. Feel free to add a small water feature, a jar of shells, a vase of flowers, your favorite plant or whatever it is that you find beautiful in nature.