How to Create a Meditation Space in Your Home
In this crazy world where people experience stress on a daily basis, we all need to have some time alone for ourselves.
Easier said than done when the bedroom is also a late-night office space and the living room is a gym come ironing room, come everything else.
Here are some ways to transform an area into a meditation space.
Create A Meditation Space
First things first, you don’t need an entire room – just a small area. So don’t fret that you need to renovate the entire house.
Here are some things to consider when choosing which room:
- One which makes you feel warm when you enter it
- A space with great lighting
- One with not too much clutter
- An area which isn’t too busy in the house
Once you’ve established a suitable room, declutter it. You can’t have a peaceful mind if your surroundings are messy. If it’s unlikely to do that, find an angle where you can at least put your back to brassy wallpaper etc.
Producing A Calm Mood For Meditating
To calm your mind, the atmosphere needs to be serene. Scented candles and lavender plugins are a great way to switch off your mind; lavender has been scientifically proven to make you happy.
Fluorescent lights are a big no-no, so turn off the lights and shut the curtains. Dim lamps and candles will create a tranquil feel.
Music is amazing because it can alter people’s mood in a single beat. YouTube is a great free platform to utilise for relaxing sounds. Waterfalls, rainforest effects and soothing melodies are perfect to meditate.
Add a personal touch to the room. Scatter plants around as they have essential oils which are great for your health. A serene picture to look at and lose yourself in is common for meditators.
This is a technology-less room, so leave your phone outside and turn off your laptop. There’s no way you can relax with your emails buzzing every five minutes.
Enjoy some you time and your body and mind will thank you for it. Once a week, spare 20 minutes to wind down and relax.