A Guide To Setting Up A Meditation Space
Whether you are new to meditating or you have been meditating for a long time now, you will know that having a calm and serene place in which to meditate is almost as important as the meditation itself.
Many people seem to resort to simply meditating on the floor in their bedrooms when they need to. Still, it is far better to have a set space dedicated only to meditating so that you can create a place that immediately puts you at ease when you enter it.
If you have no idea what to do to create a serene meditation space for yourself, we’ve got you.
You must choose a space to set up the meditation space that feels good to you energetically. If the space brings about a sense of calm and serenity into your energy, it is a good idea to set up your meditation space there.
The space should be as quiet as possible and somewhere that you are not likely to be disturbed by anything that might interrupt your meditation. Some light music playing in the background will not hurt, though.
The space’s lighting is not of the utmost importance, but having the right ambiance in the space could make it easier for you to get into the right mindset to meditate effectively.
Having a light that you can dim in the room can add to the feeling of relaxation and serenity, whereas having a harsh or bright light might inhibit you from properly relaxing and meditating.
Generally speaking, you should find a space with a good energy about it already so that you can simply move into the space and begin meditating, but that might be easier said than done for some.
If this is the case for you, try to smudge the area to clear the energy. If the area has a window, open it, burn some white sage incense, and allow incense to carry any bad energies out the window.
Aromatherapy is paramount for some and not as effective for others, but one thing that can be said for smell is that it is one of the senses most strongly linked to memory. For this reason, you should use aromas in your meditation space.
You can either use an essential oil diffuser, or you can burn incense so that your meditation space has a distinctive smell. That way, when you smell this scent, you will begin to feel relaxed and slip into your meditative mindset more easily.
You must always remember when you are decorating your meditation space that less is more. The space needs to be clear of any clutter, and energy must be able to move easily through the space.
If you can, only have one or two cushions for you to sit on and maybe a small table upon which you can place crystals and your diffuser or incense. This will ensure that the space allows energy to move through it easily.