The clutter, piles of paperwork, bills, emails, text messages, social media posts, clothing, tools, aha! Everything is crucial and you are on the verge of a panic attack if everything is not organized! Whether it is in your home or office, things can just accumulate and feel like there is uncontrollable chaos. We were all there. We long for peace and quiet, but there seems to be no time to even create your own meditation space to sit. relax. Breathe. There are meditation classes, meditation CDs and even meditation books, but sometimes all you need is your own place to meditate.
Although some people find meditation strange it is simply because they do not understand that it is a practice that can charge and heal your mind and emotional well-being. While most of us are aware of the benefits of meditation, we still do not practice it regularly if at all. We barely have time to fit into training let alone time to actually stop and breathe. One way to get started is to create your own meditation space to sit on. relax. Breathe.
Your meditation space can be as simple as turning a small corner in your bedroom into serenity. Whether or not you find meditation in your daily routine, creating a sacred space to stretch and relax for a while “I” may begin with you in your practice of making it a more comfortable and peaceful experience.
There is no specific set of rules for creating a mediation space, but a few key points need to be considered. The most important thing is that you find elements that you like to create a personal sense of peace.
Create your own meditation space to sit on. relax. Breathe.
1. Quiet space.
You will want to find a room in the house that you can dedicate to your meditation practice or that has a place where you can create your Zen place, preferably a place that has little movement. A place where when you release a puff or two, no one will be around to hear it.
2. A seat worthy of a marker
Comfortable sitting is an essential component in meditation. Depending on the space, a cushion, a comfortable chair like a rocking chair should suffice as long as it is something you can plant your marker for a while.
3. Lights, camera, action
Natural light will improve your mood. Find a room where you can meditate when the sun goes down or where the room faces the sun during the day you meditate. If there is no such room, maybe a place on your patio or even in your garden might work. As long as this place is a place that allows you not to be distracted.
4. A touch of nature
Plants, flowers or trees in or near your meditation space can be soothing and healing. If you do not have plants near you or do not have a window overlooking the outside house provides a soothing aesthetic to your mind.
Using essential oils such as lavender and mint can be soothing and can increase alertness and focus. Before you start your meditation inhale essential oil of your choice and use it regularly. You will soon find that just getting a scent will bring you to a state of calm. You can also use incense and candles.
6. Personal soothing objects
These objects can make you more aware and relax when you see them. They can be spiritual or religious. These objects can be boulders, a Buddha statue, candles or string beads or a statue of Jesus or Mary for example. They can be a cup full of sand and shells or A spirit beast (Mine is an owl, hot, hot! But I like elephants with their trunk up, say they bring good luck.)
Remember that you want a clear environment that will keep your head so that the space is not crowded. You may want to consider replacing parts from time to time.
Sometimes after meditation you have clarity about certain things and you want to record them. Put a nice notebook with a fun pen ready to jot down your thoughts and feelings. You can even write down your personal goals.
8. Peaceful sounds
Ideally your meditation space would be peaceful, but if that is not possible you will need to find a few things to disguise the noises. A small indoor waterfall can offer soothing sounds and may help drown out, for example, city noise. You can also play music without words, such as, classical music or even ocean sounds or birdsong. Be sure to put it on the back. You may want to stay away from a wild turkey hunting CD of real turkeys.
9. Comfy dress
Dress in comfortable clothes so you do not mess with meditation. The last thing you want to do is make sure your underwear is made of jeans or you have those skinny jeans that somehow get you into the cycle.
10. Soothing colors
Choose colors you like and it will bring you peace. Lighter colors open up a room and may be more soothing and soothing but may not provide the warmth you are looking for while darker colors make the room feel cozy and intimate.
Ultimately, how do you create your own meditation space to sit on. relax. Breathe. it’s up to you. It’s your space to be Zenspirational and set up a space where you can have a routine that will increase your focus and perspective. Where you will have a place to calm your racing thoughts and be more aware.