Meditation spaces are not always rooms. Oftentimes they are secluded nooks in someone’s home where they can go to to think, relax and meditate. Having a private meditation space, however, is not something that has to be exclusive to yoga practitioners. You too can have your very own meditation space which you can use as a place to sit back and get away from the fast-paced and stressful daily life that most of us live. Your space can be your own hideaway, where you can breathe freely and gather your thoughts together. Here are three simple steps to help you create your own sacred space.
Choose a Spot
Quietness and isolation are the primary qualities that a meditation space must have. No matter how small your home is, it is possible to have a quiet space where you can have a bit of peaceful respite. Just find a place to set it up that is a little out of the way in your home. You can situate your space in your own bedroom if you want. In fact, any corner that can be made secluded will do. All you need to do, if your meditation space is not a separate room in itself, is to partition it creatively so you would not be bothered if you are inside your nook.
Furnish the Meditation Space
A meditation space does not require much in terms of furnishings. The most essential piece of furniture is a comfortable chair that is wide enough for you to curl your legs in. And even with that, a chair is not that necessary. If space is a problem, a cushion can serve in its place instead. A bluetooth speaker or some other device to play music may be necessary. It helps a lot to meditate while listening to soft, instrumental music, or perhaps to recorded natural sounds like bird songs or the sound of waves or falling rain.
How your meditation space is lighted may affect how well you focus and concentrate in clearing your mind here. You should aim for lighting that is something soft and subtle. Stay away from harshly glowing fluorescent bulbs when you light your space.
You do not need to decorate the walls. If you are going to paint the walls, a neutral color will work best. You do not need anything that can distract you from your meditation. To set and enhance the mood, however, you may want to put up shelves where you can place scented candles or a vase of flowers or perhaps some crystals. A potted plant can help set the mood, too. These are some of the simple decorations you can consider when setting up your meditation space.
Maintain the Meditation Space
Your sacred space is. ideally. the one place in your house, if not in the whole world, where you can get away to relax and to clear your mind of anything that is bothering you. The one thing that will defeat this purpose is if you leave clutter in your space. No matter how busy you may be with your daily life, always find the time to keep your meditation space clean and free from clutter. Cleaning your space may be seen as a form of meditation in itself. After all, the reason you have a sacred space is to keep your mind clear and unburdened.