A lot of people are going into yoga these days to keep themselves in the peak of health and far away from the dangers the stress of today’s modern life can bring to a person. Yoga is a kind form of exercise, kinder than most of the other forms such as aerobics or weight lifting or running. What makes yoga different is its foundation in spirituality and meditation. In varying degrees yoga practices allow us to go inward. Often times the yoga mat is a door to a rich meditation practice. This blog post is going to focus on creating a space in your home as well as your life for connecting to your highest self.
Meditation rooms are not rooms per se. Most of the time, they are just secluded nooks in someone’s home where one can be in total isolation to be able 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.
Choosing 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 own meditation room in your own bedroom if you want. Any corner that can be made secluded can do, in fact. 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.
Furnishing the Meditation Room
A meditation room does not require much in terms of furnishings. The most essential piece of furniture there is a comfortable chair that is wide enough for you to curl your legs in. And even that, a chair is not that necessary. If space is a problem, a cushion can serve in its stead.
A music player, however, may be a nice touch. It helps a lot to meditate while listening to soft, instrumental music, or perhaps to recorded natural sounds like the singing of the birds or the sound of the waves or the sound of the 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 can paint the walls a neutral color, it would be best to do so. You do not need anything that can distract you from your meditation inside your meditation room. To set and enhance the mood, however, you can put shelves where you can place some scented candles or a vase of flowers or perhaps a figurine or two. A potted plant can help set the mood, too. These are all the decoration you would need for your meditation room.
Maintaining 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 unburned by chaos. To achieve that, you have to keep your meditation room clean and unburned by chaos as well.