The practice of meditation is not just for people considered “new age” but for anyone who needs the benefits of reducing stress. Let’s face it, that’s just about everyone these days. Even for so called Christians, the Bible tells us to think on things that are good and just and positive. That’s what meditation is all about. It’s the quiet time you carve out for yourself to unwind, clear your mind, and focus on peace. Adding a dedicated room or space for meditation will give you a place you know is for nothing but relaxation.
You should outfit this room with the thing that will aid in bringing about the peaceful or zen feeling you’re seeking. Here are a few ideas for your meditation space.
Himalayan pink salt lamp
Genuine Himalayan pink salt lamps are great to add a relaxing ambiance to your room. These lamps actually do more than give off a peaceful glow. They help purify the air you breath through the natural ionizers found in the salt. It’s always pleasant to deep breath air that is fresh and clean. These lamps come in a variety of shapes and styles and are not only beneficial for calming, but they are great home décor items as well.
Candles are another fantastic addition to any meditation room or space. The warm and calming smells of many candles are perfect for helping take your mind to another place. Beeswax votive candles are great for meditation because they are made with 100% pure beeswax and will fill your room with fragrant scents such as wildflowers, prairie grasses, citrus, herbs, and even wild berry. Choose fragrances that are not overpowering but that create a pleasant background aroma that reminds you of your favorite places or things.
When relaxing you need a comfortable spot, so you might want to consider a meditation chair or cushion while you meditate. When meditating, posture is incredibly important because your spine needs to remain in good alignment as you sit for longer periods of time. You may imagine that you must sit on the floor in some contorted pose, but really, it’s all about taking a posture that makes you most comfortable. I can barely get up from the floor so sitting on it is right out! You can even just lay on a bed or couch, it’s all about comfort.
Some people choose to meditate in silence, but if you’ve got exterior noises that may make meditation difficult such as traffic, you may want something to drown these noises out. Use your phone or sound system to play calming music to help have a a clear mind and block out the noises of the day. Any music that helps you and your body to relax is absolutely fine, but you can find a range of meditation music that will bring about a calming atmosphere.
Calm and neutral colors
Finally, when choosing the room you’ll use for meditation, try to choose the one with the most calming colors and accessories. If you’re creating this room, choose colors associated with peace; soft blues, tans, and pinks are known as calmer tones. A room with dramatic colors or bold wallpapers is not the best choice for clearing your mind. It’s all about letting go of the chaos that is your life right now even if it’s just for an hour or so.
Don’t allow the fact that there is always another task to handle keep you from taking time each week to relax and meditate on peaceful things. Turn off the TV and close your mind to all of the household duties that constantly call to you. A dedicated room or space for meditation will pull you away from seeing everything that is on your do-do list. You owe it to yourself and your health to purposely stop and allow yourself time to just be.