Your meditation room is your sacred place to nourish your spirituality, strengthen your mental outlook and improve your body through the practices of deep breathing and holding yogic positions. However, the look and feel of your meditation room can influence the quality of your meditations, as well as stimulate your desire to meditate on a daily basis. Therefore, you can enhance your meditation sessions if you create a beautiful, inviting meditation room that is filled with many of your favourite personal possessions.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Things you need
- Organic, all-natural cleaning products
- Smudge stick
- Wall paint
- Decorative pieces
Clear all clutter from the room. Your meditation room should only house items that make you feel calm, happy, centred and grounded. Therefore, you should remove all items that are not visually, emotionally and spiritually appealing. If you cannot remove some items, such a large piece of furniture, cover the item with a throw blanket or beautiful piece of fabric.
Clean the room thoroughly with organic, all-natural cleaning products. Take the time to dust the entire room, vacuum or sweep and mop the floor, wipe down the blinds and even wash and rehang the curtains. You are more likely to pursue daily meditations in a room that is clean and disinfected than you are in a room that is dirty and dusty.
Smudge your meditation room. Smudging is an ancient Native American practice that uses the smoke from an herbal bundle, called a smudge stick, to remove bad energies from a space, and attract good energies into the space, says SageandWisdom.com, a website devoted to alternative healing practices. Smudging is also an effective way to "bless" your meditation room. You can purchase smudge sticks from health food stores or online herbal retailers.
Paint your meditation room a calm, understated colour that instantly relaxes you.
Choose a focal point in the meditation room, and decorate that space first. Your focal point is where you will face when you meditate, therefore, you should choose a solid piece, such as a table or shelf, that can hold a single object you revere to increase your awareness of what is sacred to you, says GAIAM Life, an organisation devoted to clean, balanced lifestyle practices. You can cover the shelf or table with fabric, if you desire, to make the focal point more attractive.
Decorate the floor of the room. Use pillows, blankets, an oversized chair, a futon or any piece of furniture that you feel comfortable sitting in or lying down upon.
Decorate the walls of the room. Use framed art, photographs, mirrors, sconces or tapestry fabrics to add richness to the room and cover up any unattractive wall spaces.
Display personal items, such as award certificates, musical instruments, plants, flowers or any types of objects that promote positive emotions around the room.
Warm up the room with candles and incense that you can light before you meditate each day. Choose colours and scents that make you feel peaceful, focused and energised.
Tips and warnings
- Hire a Feng Shui, or object placement expert, to help you design a beautiful and functional meditation room.
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