How to Create the Ideal Meditation Space in Your Own Home
Creating a meditation space can be as simple or as complex as you want. You really don’t need any special equipment or decor to get the most out of the practice. As many people regularly say, the only thing you need in order to effectively meditate is yourself.
That said, many people find that they enjoy the practice more when they create a special meditation space for themselves. They like to be able to use this designated area for the practice. From there, they can enjoy the same stress relief, mindfulness and enhanced memory and creativity as anyone else practicing meditation, only they do it in a place they really like.
Why Create a Dedicated Meditation Space?
For many people, a designated meditation space is a waste of time. After all, as long as you can get comfy, you close your eyes and focus on your breathing, your mantra, or the guided visualizations from your favorite app, for example. Since that’s the case, who needs a ton of special decorating?
While this is true, it’s important to realize that creating a specific meditation space that you like isn’t about thinking it’s pretty while you’re meditating. What I’ve discovered is that when you dedicate a small part of your home specifically for meditating, you’re more likely to do it. Seeing it and knowing it’s there helps me to remember to actually do it in the first place. By making it appealing, I’m more likely to pause what I’m doing and take the time to meditate, even if I hadn’t intended to. It’s a great reminder and motivation for me.
Helpful at Any Experience Level
I found my meditation space to be the most helpful when I was a beginner. That said, I still love it and wouldn’t replace it with something else. I like the fact that when I’m ready to meditate, I know just where to go. The practice has become a more natural one for me because I don’t need to set anything up. I don’t need to decide on anything. I simply go to the same space and settle in.
Over time, I’ve adjusted my meditation space to make sure I always love it there. While aesthetics is a part of it, it’s more about making sure that it is perfectly comfortable and functional for me. I make sure that I don’t need to do very much at all. I just sit down, hit play on my app and that’s all I need. Nothing needs to be adjusted when it’s time to actually meditate.
I think it’s important to point out that I don’t have a huge area reserved for my meditation space. It’s just a little corner with a chair in it that faces a window and has a place to hold my phone. I leave it untouched when I’m not meditating. I like that it is comfortable, undisturbed and ready for me, that I can feel the sun on me through the window and when the window is open, I can feel the breeze, too.