The impact of meditation on your health is undeniable and learning how to relax and calm your mind doesn’t have to stress you out. You want to be meditating, not worrying about building a meditation space. Get it done quickly and get your calm on with these quick tips to create your perfect meditation space.
Keep it Simple
A meditation space can be anywhere in your apartment. It can even be a multi-functional space used for different tasks. Get started by keeping it simple. You don’t need multi-colored chakra stones to create a meditation space, just start with a yoga mat. Find a quiet corner of your home that’s free of distractions. Clear the area of clutter and face the wall. This will limit your field of vision and make it less likely for your mind to wander.
Clean Air Makes a Clean Mind
Both sound and sight can have an impact on your meditation space. But your sense of smell is the only one of your five senses that bypasses the prefrontal cortex of your brain. That means you don’t have time to think before it hits your brain. That’s why smells can bring back memories in a snap, unlike hearing or sight. Your hippy aunt may tell you to try incense, but we recommend a nice diffuser with essential oils that you find pleasant and calming. It’s also a great idea to get a plant or two, like an aloe one, that will clean toxins from the air and make everything smell fresh.
Music to Set the Mood
Everyone’s musical tastes vary, but let’s say that heavy metal has no place in your meditation space. Whatever music helps you relax is what you should play. Just make sure that the playlist is long or set to repeat. Keep the volume to a minimum, though, since it’s hard to clear your mind when music is piercing your ears.
Light the Way
Having good, even light in your meditation space is key. You can use candles, but I’d caution against it if you’re prone to nodding off. Try a lamp or two with a dimmer control. The light should be low, but the space should be visible. It’s meditation time — not nap time.
Now you’re all set for your simple, functional meditation space. It’s a great start and lets you get into a relaxing headspace straight away. When you’re ready, you can always add to the decor, tweak the sights and smells, and add as many chakra crystals as you like.