If you are feeling worn out, stressed or wired, then chances are you are struggling with the “21st Century Syndrome”. This can derive from being constantly pushed and pulled in different directions and struggling with the addiction to phone and computer screens.
With today’s fast-paced and information-overload world, many people are looking at ways to escape from the daily noise of our lives. We need to reconnect ourselves with our emotions, our sanity, and our well-being with nature. The more tech-savvy we get, the more we feel the need to get away from all of these and spend quality time in peace and tranquillity.
Although the occasional beach getaway or a spa day might help in this regard, you really cannot take a break like this every week. Therefore, the influencer of meditation and yoga comes in. In recent years, more and more people starting to do meditation and yoga every day at home. It helps to improve our concentration, posture, and mood along with some health benefits.
A perfect meditation session needs an ideal meditation room or space. You need to style up a beautiful attic loft with details for a calm meditation space. Crafting your own meditation space is easier than you thought. Often, it is the world that surrounds this room that is more important than what lies within it. So, why pay for something you can do at your own home?
“Sometimes all you need is an empty room with a yoga mat for a perfect meditation room.”
Wouldn’t it be amazing to have a room in your home that heels your mind, your body, and your soul when you need it? A room that allows you to escape the daily stresses of life and connect yourself with a higher power. I suggest that everyone should create your own meditation space in your house that provides you with the opportunity to recharge your body both physically and mentally. Designing your meditation room is not complex at all.
1. Choose a Space That Feels Good to You
You want to make sure that you choose a space that makes you feels good. This means that when you walk into it, it makes you smile and feel calm. You want it to be at the quietest space of the house and definitely a room with a limited amount of traffic.
Besides that, you also need to pay attention to the lighting as well. A room with natural light can enhance your mood instantly. This means that you want to pick a room that faces the fun during the day when you do meditation. Or better yet, a room with a sunset view is also a gorgeous way to begin meditation!
If you can’t find a room that has all these qualities, consider outdoor space. It can be your patio, garden, or deck. You want a place that allows you to relax your mind, body, and soul without being distracted.
2. A Space that is Clean and Uncluttered
There is nothing more than a place that is cluttered with everything, especially when you are trying to relax your body and mind. This means that you should have the least things possible inside the room. Limit with a few elements such as a basic small table, yoga mat, pillow, a throw rug, a tray for your essential ritual items.
Do not bring in work items such as papers, bills, pens, calendar, and so forth into your meditation room. These will affect your meditation purpose of being at an utmost peaceful state in mind. Also, investing in a curtain to block out other clutter or visual distraction can be helpful for your meditation.
3. Bring Nature Into Your Meditation Room
Nature such as plants, flowers, seashells, a small water fountain, or a jar filled with sands could bring relaxation and healing to you. In fact, meditation is about connecting yourself with nature and your surroundings. While it would be ideal to meditate outdoor with the natural environment, but it is not always possible if you live in the city center.
Some say that a water fountain is a must for every meditation room. The sounds of the indoor waterfall will offer a similar soothing sound of the changing ocean tides that fill your ears. This will also help drown out the sounds of the bustling city outside your house.
4. Play Meditative Music
Meditative music can be very relaxing for many individuals. This is best for people who stay in the urban city area, where the sounds of car honking, trains, sirens, and construction are constantly coming through the walls.
The meditative music allows you to gain a tranquil and peaceful state while meditating. This will help you focus on what you are doing and not get distracted easily by the noisy sound outside. Choose music without any lyrics. It can be ocean sounds, whistling sounds of the wind, or birds chirping. Make sure the music track is long enough to continue playing through the entire meditation session to avoid unnecessary interruption.
“The quieter you become, the more you can hear.”
The use of essential oils such as lavender, chamomile, and peppermint can really soothe the soul and mind. You can also burn candles and incense or heating oils in order to receive the benefits of aromatherapy while meditating.
There is evidence to show that aromatherapy can boost the immune system, focus your energy, reduce stress, and relieves muscle pain. Therefore, you must include aromatherapy in your meditation room at all times. Besides using a candle or essential oil, you can also opt for a diffuser or a spray to control over how strong or how minimal you want the scent to flow in the room.
6. Add Personal Touch
When decorating your meditation room, including some of your own personal touches. It can be in any element such as smell, sound, or an object that soothes your mind. Items such as a crystal ball, stones, chimes, or bells, are great elements for creating a serene environment for you to focus on meditating. Remember not to overcrowd the space when you use your items. Choose only one item at a time and swap them out when you need it again.
7. Fresh Air is Important
Apart from aromatherapy smells, you also want to make sure that you get enough fresh air. Fresh air can help boost your brainpower and improve your overall health. If your meditation room is in indoor, you need to have a room that is well-ventilated to experience a cool breeze of air from time to time.
If your room does not have any windows, consider buying standing fans that include the function of air purifier. Choose the model that has a “quiet” mode so it does not interfere with your serene sounds.
8. Make it Light and Bright
To keep the room feel cozy, you do want some natural lighting. However, it is recommended that you add on a sheer fabric in a light share that will diffuse the sunlight. If your room does not have windows, you need to get light fixtures that are adjustable because your mood can change from day-to-day.
If your meditation space is outdoor, make sure to create a shade with an umbrella or a structure that allows you to hang a sheer curtain. This will help keep the sun from directing to you.
“Quiet the mind and the soul will speak”
A meditation space can be as simple as setting out a cushion in your favorite room where you always feel peaceful. Take what you have learned here and start looking around your home to find the ideal spot for your meditation journey. You just may be surprised at how the room can influence your meditation routine and mood you deserve. Still, before entering the meditation room, erase everything that is in your mind and open your heart and soul to the healing powers of meditation.