Maintaining emotional balance is the key to a long and healthy life. A great way to maintain this balance is implementing meditation to your routine. However, it is important that you perform meditation wholeheartedly and without any distractions. How do you do that? In order to gain maximum benefits from meditation, you must envision how to create your personal meditation space in your home.
This space can help you escape the everyday life and connect with your higher self. In order to do this, here are some tips that will help:
Keep your space clean
This goes without saying: create a clean space. It is nearly impossible to clear your mind when you are sitting with a big mess around you. Studies show that your mind cannot be relaxed if the environment around you is messy.
Ensure less clutter
Compared to a cluttered room, a room with wide-open spaces can ensure a better meditation experience. Make it part of your daily practice to keep the room you’re planning to use as meditation space clutter free.
Choose a suitable location
The place you choose to meditate must enable you to concentrate. Furthermore, it should have a soothing environment. If you have a room near the garden, choose that space for meditation.
While meditating, the gravest error that you can make is having technology around. It’s no secret that technology prevents us from concentrating on the task at hand. For example, when your working, the constant buzzing of your smartphone disturbs your concentration and prevents you from working. Meditation is all about concentration. With technology around you, creating a meditation space in your home is simply not possible. Therefore, while meditating, ensure no technology is around.
Add nature to your surrounding
Connecting with nature is a major part of meditation. Therefore, adding a bit of nature to your surrounding while meditating is recommended. Whether it is a flower vase, a plant, or a jar of shells, place nature in the space where you wish to meditate. This will take your meditation experience to whole new level.
Music is ‘food for the soul’ and since meditation is all about feeding the soul and connecting to your higher self, turn on soft, relaxing music before you begin.
Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh shares his knowledge on the powers of mindfulness, insight, concentration and compassion in an interview with Oprah Winfrey. He has also published a book called “Making Space” which offers easy-to-follow instructions for setting up a breathing room, listening to a bell, sitting, breathing, and walking meditations, and cooking and eating a meal in mindfulness.
By ensuring the aforementioned tips on how to create your personal meditation space in your home, your zen life is awaiting you.