Top 4 Tips for Setting up a Mindful Meditation Space You’ll Actually Use
Most spaces in our homes are defined by how they’re used. The kitchen is where we nourish our bodies. The family room is where we gather with friends and loved ones to connect with each other. The home office is where our souls are slowly sucked from our bodies (we kid, we kid…sort of).
So, the idea of setting up a meditation space in room that may or may not be sucking your soul, or the place where kids are playing a riotous game of Uno likely seems counterintuitive…because it is. How can you achieve a meditative state in a space that is channeling an entirely different type of energy?
If the idea of trying to carve out a meditative spot in your home feels overwhelming, we’ve gathered 4 tips that can help. Let’s take a look!
You Don’t Need an Entire Room
Would it be nice to have an extra room devoted exclusively to your meditation practice? Absolutely. Do most people have that luxury? Probably not.
But no one said an entire room is required. A nook or corner will do nicely (in fact, some people find that a large closet makes a wonderful meditation space.
The trick here, however, is to find space in a room that is already conducive to meditation energy. Skip the kitchen and living room and consider using a portion of a room that already has more calming energy. This could be your bedroom, a sun porch, or any other area that is somewhat removed from the hustle and bustle of your home.
Shoot for a Space with Natural Lighting
Natural light is connective, soothing, and grounding. Try to use a corner of your home that has a window nearby. If this isn’t possible, you can try adding mirrors to the area you select as they are perfect for refracting light and making a dreary corner feel bright and cheery.
Add a Little Natural Beauty
If you’ve ever enjoyed meditation outdoors, you know the powerful part nature plays in the meditative experience. Plants are an easy way to add an organic element to your meditation space but, if you struggle to keep plants alive (or if you’ve created your meditation space in an area without natural light), you can still incorporate natural elements by having stones, branches, or a miniature Zen sand garden nearby.
Create a Meditative Mood
When it comes to striking the right mood for your practice, be sure to incorporate texture and scent into your space. Meditation mats and cushions can serve a dual purpose in your space, providing a lush, textural element while offering comfort and support.
Scent is another powerful component for meditation because it helps us focus our intention and connects us to our emotions. Whether you choose to burn incense, light candles, or use an essential oil diffuser, adding scent to your space will engage your fifth sense and make your meditation even more effective.
Meditation has been used for centuries to bring focus, peace, and a sense of well-being into the lives of people around the globe. By creating a designated meditation space in your home, you’ll be able to enjoy this deeply healing practice at any time.