In the hectic world we live in today, it’s often hard to find time to slow down enough to connect with our inner-self and channel all our stress and negativity away from us, and replace it with peace, wholeness, happiness, and overall, well-being. Meditation is a powerful process that helps you to relax and encourage a positive state of mind by using balance, and through that balance, you develop a holistic awareness that will expand to include a wide variety of benefits for your life. As you grow in your meditation process, you begin to replace stress with wholeness, wakefulness, and serenity and gratefulness. It’s important to meditate daily if you can. And it’s important that you have a perfect place to meditate; a room where it is quiet and peaceful and you can meditate without interruption.
Design a meditation room in your home
Creating a mediation room in your own home is a great way to remind yourself to practice this technique and encourage you to be devout in your efforts. It’s a place where you can go to get away from the cares and worries of the world, and the household, so you can better focus on, you. A meditation room is all about a space that is calm, relaxing, and peaceful, and everything you choose for your room should be chosen with with this in mind. Everything you put in your room should cultivate a peaceful state of mind, not stress, anxiety or chaos. If a meditation room sounds like something you’d love to create, then read on, because we have 10 tips for designing a mediation room in your home, and it’s easy to do.
1. Choose a color
Color is a very important part of the meditation process. Color impacts our minds and state of minds more than you may realize so choose a color that is calming and relaxing. According to Rent Deals, red should be avoided in any shade due to its ability to be a high energy level, however, another source claims that red are a great color for meditation rooms due to the vitality it brings to the space. Some shades of blue, such as light blues, are known to be calming for many people and yellows create a bright, happy mood for others. Other popular mediation room color choices include:
2. Make breathing clean and easy
The air quality in your meditation room should be good quality. Deep breathing is something part of your meditation experience, so make sure the air you’re breathing in is of good quality. A musty, moldy, or room full of dust is not good for the lungs, or your mind when trying to relax. Aromatherapy is often something people incorporate into their meditation experience, however, if aroma isn’t your thing, investing in a humidifier or an air purifier can really help boost the quality of the air you’re breathing in.
3. Plants and greenery
Not only do plants and greenery bring a sense of nature to a room, helping to naturally relax the mind and soul, but they are a great source for promoting cleaner air in a room. Setting a few potted plants around the room in a visually pleasing way will help you instantly feel relaxed when you walk in the room and give you something of nature to focus on while in your meditation session.
4. Quality sound
Along with aroma therapy, another mode of relaxation for many is the use of calming sounds. Sound effects can have a profound effect on the mind, helping you clear your mind, focus, and relax. If you love the sounds of a rippling brook, birds softly chirping, ocean waves gently rolling in, or crickets chirping, you may want to think about adding a quality sound system to the room to deliver crisp, clean notes of sound. Poor quality speakers or sound systems can have the opposite effect for meditation by distracting you and breaking your concentration.
5. Furniture Pieces
You want your meditation room to be as uncluttered as possible. Clutter disrupts a peaceful mind and it soon becomes cluttered with thoughts, other than what it should be focused on. Keep furniture to a minimum, perhaps a small meditation sofa or meditation chair. If you prefer to sit in a meditation chair or sofa, choose simple styles and ones that will not consume too much of the room’s square footage. There are folding meditation chairs that can be stored away when you’re done with each session.
6. Meditation mat
Most people actually prefer a mat as opposed to a chair or sofa. You get the best sense of balance on a mediation mat. Meditation, or yoga mats come in a variety of sizes, thicknesses and qualities. Be sure to get a high quality mat that will offer you the best comfort so that you can get into a total relaxation mode while in your session. This is one of the most important elements of a good meditation session.
7. Floor rug
No matter the type of flooring your meditation room has, a nice comfortable area rug is something that will not only give your room a sense of warmth and character, but it can add to the comfort of your session by adding a bit of cushioning under you mat. Choose a rug that has a mentally relaxing and calming air about it. Use your wall color as a way to choose secondary or complimentary the colors in your rug, but stay away from patterns that are too busy or distracting.
8. Meditation altar
If you love the idea of having a meditation altar, you can design it anyway that makes you feel calm, at peace, happy, or any emotion that gives you the right frame of mind while in your meditation room. Meditation altars are perfect for a focal point in the room and for your mind to focus on as you begin connecting with your inner self.
9. Crystals and salt crystals
Crystals are very popular for meditation purposes. They are beautiful and they can be used in your meditation room as a way to help create harmony and alleviate negative energy. You can place different sized crystals around the room to bring the positive vibes into your room, which you will definitely want to feel during every meditation session.
10. Consider your light sources
Lighting is important during meditation. During meditation, the last thing you want is to have your room searing with bright lights when the mood is supposed to be soft and calming. If you don’t already have adjustable lighting in your meditation room, consider adding a dimmer switch to the main overhead light so that you can create the perfect mood for your meditation sessions. If you plan to do more than meditation in the room, you can also add different lighting types that allow for you different activities – meditation, yoga, or Trataka.
With the right elements, you can create a beautiful and relaxing room that helps you to connect with your inner self and focus on all that is positive, while releasing the negativity from your life and mind. All you have to do is find the ones that work for you and your meditation room.