Starting meditation is the first step and you are already on your journey to wellness. But are you looking to up your meditation game at home? In this blog, let us walk you through the ultimate checklist for creating an at-home meditation space to cultivate the benefits of practicing mindfulness and meditation without having to leave the house.
We have a kitchen where we eat and a room to sleep in. It’s only logical to create a dedicated space for meditation too. After all, meditation plays a massive role in determining your mental health and recharging you for the day. Although there are no hard and fast rules about how and where your home meditation space should be and what it should look like, we’ve made a checklist for you to help you on your journey to mindfulness.
Checklist for the Ultimate Home Meditation Space
Whether you’ve been doing it for years or are just trying to find the motivation to start meditation daily, a meditation space at home is essential to make the most out of your session, and here is how you can do it.
- Find Your Spot. Before you can transform a room into an at-home sacred haven that you have been craving for, you must find the right space. A lot of people prefer their bedroom as a home meditation space but a quiet place, anywhere inside your home will work just as well. It can be an area next to the window, a corner in the living room, an alcove, or even a portion in your hallway.
If you’re the kind of person that enjoys being out in the open, you can even meditate outside in the garden or transform your patio into a home meditation space during the summer. It’s all about finding the space that works for YOU. There are no wrongs here!
- De-clutter. Meditation at home is something right out of a zen dream but make sure to declutter your space. Clutter in the surroundings can clutter the mind which is why it is important to have a clear, clean space when you start on this mindfulness practice.
Minimizing distractions can help amplify the benefits that meditation brings. It will be a soothing experience to meditate in a light, bright, and clean space rather than a room full of distractions. Remember, it should be a place that makes you feel calm the moment you step in!
- Make It Comfortable. Consider adding cushions, pillows, rugs, and throws to transform your home meditation space into a cozy meditation oasis. Is there anything worse when you’re right in the middle of your meditation routine and the only thing you can think about is the uncomfortable pillow under you?
Creating an absolute zen space but not being comfortable is the last thing that you want. Comfort is key when it comes to meditation so make sure you have cushions and blankets at hand.
- Add Nature. There’s perhaps nothing quite as uplifting as the power of nature. It creates a sense of calm and serenity instantly while making the space more inviting. Nature has a way of infusing harmony and balance to dull spaces, which makes it a key point in our checklist. When creating a meditation space at home be mindful of adding plants, a jar of sand, and maybe a water element to embody the four elements – earth, air, fire, and water. This creates a universal balance in the space and promotes healing. Talk about going full zen!
- Personalize. Incorporating your meditation space at home with things that have sentimental value for you will allow you to get excited and focused on meditating. This can be anything from a particular scent, an essential oil diffuser, candles, chimes, music, words of affirmation, or even artwork.
As mentioned earlier, you do not want to add clutter to your space and, opting for just a couple of personalized touches and swapping them with others every now and then will do the trick!
Meditation at home is an excellent way to relax, unwind, and fight stress without having to leave your home every day. While steering clear of meditation mistakes, follow these steps and create the perfect home meditation space for taking your practice to the next level. Happy meditating!
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