How To Create Your Own Personal Meditation Area
Daily meditation sessions are proven to help reduce stress levels and boost overall well-being. They potentially impact everything from immune system function to quality of sleep.
In addition, if you’re working with the Law of Attraction then it’s likely that you also engage in a highly specific type of meditative exercise each day. Namely, the creative visualization process through which you build a detailed image of your desired life. Whatever the purpose of your meditations, getting the best out of them requires locating and designing a space that works. Read on to learn how to can create your own perfect meditation area.
Picking The Right Meditation Space
Give some serious thought to where you should meditate. For example, some people are tempted to just lie in bed, but you will likely find that this makes it too easy to accidentally fall asleep your session!
Meanwhile, you may think it’s a good idea to sit in your favorite living room chair, but if it’s in a room where other family members are often chatting or watching TV then this space won’t work either.
The right spot will be quiet! Somewhere you can go without being disturbed, and that offers some privacy. So, think about a quiet corner of your bedroom, or perhaps a place in your study or home office. And the noise isn’t the only consideration. Lighting also plays a role in how well you’re able to focus on your meditation.
If your spot is too bright, you’ll find yourself squinting and frowning, but darkness opens you up to the possibility of sleepiness again. Soft lighting works well (i.e. the sort you’d use to create an ambient space for a dinner date), so look for that or figure out how to create it.
Finding The Right Surface
Some meditation experts swear that they have their best mindfulness sessions when they’re sitting on the floor or even the ground. This type of direct contact with the earth can improve mental focus and hone your awareness of your body.
However, if you have a sore back, achy hips or just a preference for home comforts, you might well previous sitting on a comfy cushion or a chair. Even a yoga mat can be a good option! This aspect of creating a meditation area has a lot to do with personal preference and unique physical makeup. The trick is to try multiple sitting options, judging which feel most natural and help you adopt the required posture.
Choosing The Right Decorations
While you’ll have your eyes closed for much of your meditation time, it’s common to start with deep breathing exercises that can be done with the eyes open. Consequently, what your personal meditation area look like can matter a great deal.
Choose calming colors like deep blues and pale greens (rather than more agitating colors like red and orange), and think about adding some special objects that connect you with your goals.
Items to add to your personal meditation area may include:
- Particular crystals that you associate with love and compassion.
- Ornaments from trips you’ve enjoyed.
- Prints of paintings that evoke feelings of peace.
- Items from nature, such as leaves, stones, feathers or seashells.
- A small waterfall or fountain that will offer soothing ambiance.
Thinking About The Right Sounds
Now, you may do your meditations with the help of a recording, and if that’s the case then you probably won’t want to add a further soundtrack! However, when you’re simply leading yourself through creative visualization or meditation, consider whether you’re best served by silence or by relaxing sounds.
You may discover that listening to a recording of the ocean, a rainstorm or white noise helps you get into the right zone. Or, that there are certain instrumental pieces of music that instantly make you feel calm.
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Adding The Right Scents
While some people don’t like adding scents to their meditation space (e.g. due to asthma or allergies), be aware that the right smell can be the finishing touch that makes the area feel perfect.
Studies show that certain smells can really help you to relax! Consider adding these scents in particular to your personal meditation area:
- Rose oil
You can use an oil diffuser, incense sticks or scented candles. Though, just make sure they’re carefully set up to ensure your safety during your meditation practice.
Remembering The Extra Touches
Finally, while there are some meditation area tips that apply to almost everyone, don’t forget that you might want or need other touches that are specific to your personality or your manifestation goals.
For example, if you tend to get cold easily then adding a soft blanket can make meditation time much more pleasant. And if you’d benefit from further ritualizing the experience of meditation then you can incorporate things like relaxing loose leaf teas or a mirror (for reciting affirmations before you meditate).
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