Designing a meditation space in your home is a fantastic way to build mindfulness and meditation into your life and a brilliant way to begin a meditation journey. Meditation is a physical and mental wellness activity which will help you to find balance. A dedicated meditation space can help you to relax, calm your mind, listen to your body and so much more. In today’s article, we are going to have a look at what a mediation space is, what it might look like, and how to use it.
• What is a meditation space
A meditation space an area where you can work on you. It is a place where you can focus on recharging your body – physically and mentally. A place to retreat to when you need personal time. It is a space that reminds you of the importance and value of meditation and makes it easy to meditate frequently.Some people simply have a cushion in their favourite corner, others have entire rooms dedicated to meditation.
• Why have a meditation space?
Most of us have hectic lives. Sometimes it can be hard to find time or locations to actively meditate. This is where your personal meditation space comes in. A meditation space is just that. It doesn’t have multiple purposes, it doesn’t need to be set up or packed down. It is a place that functions solely as an area for you to meditate. This constant physical space makes it easy to be consistent in your meditation. Having an area that is unchanging and sacred, encourages you to meditate and makes your sessions far more effective.
• Make your space yours.
Your meditation space will be an extension of you and your spirit. Existing in this space should feel like sitting within yourself. To achieve this, try to rotate through elements that call to you until everything falls into place. Some things to think about when developing your physical sense of self might be;
- How firm or soft objects are
- Physical size
- Special personal items
All in all, this space is yours, and you should make it the way you feel most comfortable. Make it feel like you.
• Make your meditation space functional.
Your meditation space should be comfortable but not too cluttered. All you need is a space to sit or lie down. Somewhere to listen to your body and focus on your breath. Add your favourite relaxation mat or meditation pillow to increase your comfort over long sessions. Whatever works for you. Some people also enjoy weighted blankets, the sound of running water, incense or essential oils. The most important thing is to create a space that’s functional so you use it!
Hopefully, these tips will help you take the next step in your meditation journey. Whether you are a meditation veteran returning home from another vipassana retreat, or you are brand new to the art of meditation, an area like this can be a fantastic way to help build the practice into your life!