In this harried world, it’s become more and more important for us to spend quiet time. I probably don’t need to convince you as to why meditation is worth your time. However, I would encourage you to spend some time and energy to create the perfect meditation room for you. This can give you the clarity you need to keep up with this routine day after day.
Meditation and yoga are ancient practices that are getting more and more traction in our society for their proven scientific, emotional and mental health benefits. Many entrepreneurs have risen around these two practices, helping us decipher and have delivered ideas from ancient vedic wisdom to guide us on our path. For instance, Headspace is an app that was created to make meditation more of a worthwhile, daily plan, something that you can use to slowly focus on enjoying this practice, improving your focus, and becoming more and more familiar with this entire effort.
The best part? You don’t have to pay over the odds to learn meditation, nor to practice it. It’s available to you at almost all times depending on the strategy you take. It might not seem that meditating while driving is a good idea, of course, but actually, focusing on the moment and being attentive is a form of meditation, and that certainly helps you drive more safely. You see its practical uses.
But at the end of the day, nothing beats creating a sacred space for yourself. Here are some ways to do it.
How To Create The Perfect Meditation Room For You
Keep The Space Simple
It can be worthwhile to keep a spare room simple if you’re hoping to turn it into a meditation space. This might involve placing your unnecessary furniture in storage or reorganising it around the house, and purchasing a large mat you can keep there.
Keeping the space simple may mean painting the walls a neutral color and implementing some art that helps you feel inspired, comforted, and relaxed. A beautiful ocean scene can be applied with the help of stencils and wall-friendly paints, for instance.
A few decorations, such as a comforter, a bean bag chair, a small sofa or chair, a table for your candles and books, and a simple place to hold your jacket or shoes can be worthwhile. In that way, this space will work for you through and through.
Keep The Space Ambient
A nice ambiance can often make a massive difference when meditating. For instance, implementing a soundbar or sound speakers installed in the corners of the room can help you play beautiful and peaceful yoga music, helping you focus on something exterior to yourself when hoping to train your focus.
It can be worthwhile to have a small space to place little implements like incense, as well. With a window you can crack open to ventilate the space, this can truly work wonders. Ambiance may also require taking some time to implement special mood lighting. This may take the form of himalayan pink or orange salt lamps, as well as LED lights that you can place around the room and that even integrate and ‘breathe’ alongside your music apps. You’d be surprised just how well this can work in the long run.
Keep The Space Focused
Meditation often thrives when we come at it with a balance of mind, or when we find our balance of mind in that space. For that reason, keeping this space as focused as we can is important. Don’t use it to store too many items, or use it as a general health space by placing your exercise bike in here, too. Just like keeping our bed for sleeping and trying not to watch full seasons of Netflix shows while laying down can be a good idea, making sure we keep this meditation environment calibrated, organized, not messy, and simple can help us focus more readily when we come to enter this environment.
In that way, we can also psychologically prepare for our time here rather than looking around the space and becoming distracted by every little thing, or an overabundance of decorations. Of course, you could also use this space as a place to mark your meditation progress, such as purchasing spiritual mementoes to fill a shelf when you feel you’ve earned it, or keeping a logbook of how your sessions feel while in there. Who knows? Maybe one day you’ll start a YouTube channel from this room sharing your insights with others.
These aren’t hard and fast rules, but friendly and warm guidelines. Remember – it’s important to consider just what you hope to get out of this space, and to design it as you will.