Meditation rooms are not always rooms per se, oftentimes, they are just secluded nooks in someone’s home where one can go to to think, relax and meditate.
Having a private meditation room, however, is not something that has to be exclusive to yoga practitioners.
You too can have your very own meditation room which you can use as a place just to sit back and get away from the fast-paced and stressful daily life that most of us live. Your meditation room can be your own hideaway, where you can breathe freely and gather your thoughts together.
Here are three simple steps to help you create your own sacred space.
- Choose a Spot for Your Meditation Room: Quietness and isolation are the primary qualities that a meditation room must have. No matter how small your home is, it is possible to have a meditation room where you can have a bit of peaceful respite. Just find a place to set it up that is a little out of the way in your home. You can situate your meditation room in your own bedroom if you want. In fact, any corner that can be made secluded will do. All you need to do, if your meditation room is not a separate room in itself, is to partition it creatively so you would not be bothered if you are inside your nook.
- Furnish the Meditation Room: A meditation room does not require much in terms of furnishings. The most essential piece of furniture is a comfortable chair that is wide enough for you to curl your legs in. And even with that, a chair is not that necessary. If space is a problem, a cushion can serve in its place instead. A bluetooth speaker or some other device to play music may be necessary. It helps a lot to meditate while listening to soft, instrumental music, or perhaps to record natural sounds like the singing of birds or the sound of the waves or falling rain.
How your meditation room is lighted may affect how well you focus and concentrate in clearing your mind here. The lighting you ought to install in your meditation room is something soft and subtle. Stay away from the harshly glowing fluorescent bulbs when you light your meditation room.
You do not have to decorate the walls. If you are going to paint the walls a neutral colour will work best. You do not need anything that can distract you from your meditation. To set and enhance the mood, however, you can put up shelves where you can place some scented candles or a vase of flowers or perhaps some crystals. A potted plant can help set the mood, too. These are all the decorations you can consider when setting up your meditation room.
- Maintain the Meditation Room: Your meditation room is ideally the one place in your house, if not in the whole world, where you can get away to relax and to clear your mind of anything that is bothering you. The one thing that will defeat this purpose is if you leave clutter in your meditation room. No matter how busy you may be with your daily life, always find the time to keep your meditation room clean and free from clutter. Cleaning your meditation room may be seen as a form of meditation in itself. After all, the reason you have a meditation room is to keep your mind clear and unburdened.