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The combination of the pandemic and social isolation has resulted in a global movement to meditate more. Meditation provides a multitude of benefits, including stress and anxiety reduction in addition to overall mental wellness.
Creating a space for meditation in your home has become increasingly common regardless of one’s level of expertise when it comes to meditation. First and foremost, it’s important to define what exactly a meditation room is: a space or room in your home where you can mentally unwind and meditate, free of distraction and external stimuli.
Different areas of your home are dedicated to different activities: you cook in your kitchen and work in your home office. A designated space for meditation provides a boundary between life and relaxation.
Engage Your Senses
The first step to creating the perfect meditation room is engaging the five senses: sight, sound, touch, smell and taste.
Sight, in this scenario, is centered around decor: the color of the walls, whether you display soothing art and the light. Using a serene color palette consisting of relaxing colors like blue, green or white can help you unwind. Although some prefer meditating in dim lighting or complete darkness, letting natural light into your meditation room can actually energize your mood.
For ambient sounds, stick to meditative music, nature sounds or white noise. If you prefer to meditate in complete silence, consider soundproofing your meditation room or wearing noise-canceling headphones.
When it comes to touch, making your meditation room comfortable will make you enjoy your practice. Adding cozy rugs, pillows or blankets to your meditation room will help you associate coziness with meditation.
Diffusing essential oils, lighting candles or even burning incense can invigorate your sense of smell while providing the soothing effects of aromatherapy. On the other hand, enticing your sense of taste through a cup of herbal tea, like peppermint or chamomile, can enhance your meditation practice.
If you don’t have a room to dedicate to meditation, you could transform a corner of your home office or living room into a meditation corner. All you really need is a place free of distractions and an emblem of peace and quiet.