Trying to amp up your meditation practice?
Setting up a cozy meditation space might help you get in a groove of establishing a daily habit. Walking past your desk at home may help remind you to send some work emails, walking past a refrigerator might make you a bit hungry, and walking past your meditation space could remind you to follow through with your daily intention of stillness.
Use the following 6 tips to help create a cozy meditation space in your home that you’ll enjoy sitting in!
1. Reserve an entire corner for just meditation
We have designated areas in our homes for sleeping, cooking, working, and showering…so why not meditating? Create this space near an open window so that you can have access to fresh air. This makes “breath work meditations” much more enjoyable and oxygen-rich.
2. Reduce clutter
Mindfulness and meditation is about clearing the mind’s clutter. Accordingly, reduce your outside clutter for easier focus. Your mind won’t be as distracted and the simplicity of the space will keep your intentions in line.
3. Bring a piece of nature into your space
An indoor plant, a rock from a hike you’ve taken, or a seashell from the beach can bring an “earthy element” into your space.
4. Light candles in your space
Especially if you meditate in the morning or late evening, candles bring a soft and gentle light into the room. Tip: Use scented candles, such as lavender or vanilla, for an aromatic calming effect.
5. Piles of pillows
Stack several pillows and comfortable cushions into your meditation corner. Your little sanctuary should be a comfortable space that feels both warm and comforting. Your body should be entirely comfortable, so that your mind can be still.
6. Listen to meditative music
Have you ever noticed how music can entirely shift your mood? Some music can get you perfectly in the mood to go for a run, dance at a party, or relax after a long day of work. To help get into a meditative state of mind, try listening to this free track, “Ocean Beach.” The crashing waves and nature sounds are sure to take your mind on a mini- mind vacation.