Today, we’ll talk about how to set your space for meditation. The act of meditating comes with so many benefits: it can reduce stress and anxiety, keeps you calm, improves focus and productivity, helps you deal with emotions and feelings, and is a grounding exercise that allows you to reconnect with yourself.
While all of this sounds amazing and potentially life-changing, incorporating meditation into your daily routine is slightly daunting — specially if you’re someone who has a hard time focusing or staying still. As with anything new, it takes consistency to build a habit, but starting small can help. Instead of trying to tackle a 20-min meditation sesh right at the onset, put aside 5 or 10 minutes daily to meditate. Gradually increase or decrease that duration based on what works for you and your schedule.
Here are some of our tips for how you can create a sacred meditation space that is dreamy and peaceful, and will actually make you want to practice it daily:
1. Choose with care. Choose a special spot in your space or home. Treat it with care. Consider a big window and good natural lighting.
2. Keep your space simple except for the few items that help you meditate. Some basics that will help with your practice are a mat, a meditation pillow, maybe a rug. You want to be comfortable, not busy. Choose a peaceful color scheme — you don’t want busy prints and patterns to distract you and make you feel restless.
3. Personalize it with sacred items to help you connect with your inner goddess. A meaningful book, a special cushion, cards or music you want to listen to.
4. Add something for all senses: Sight- calming art or plant, Smell- candle, diffuser, Sound- music, Touch- mat, cushion, Taste- glass of water or warming cup of tea.
Finally add a touch of nature. It’s great to have something from nature as part of your meditation zone, as that adds balance to your space.