After the year we’ve had, it’s no surprise that many of us are searching for a little more zen in our lives and finding ways to center and ground ourselves has never been more important.
While there are many ways to do this- including yoga, meditation, spending more time in nature, just to name a few- a great practice is to set up a meditation corner in your home where you can create space to disconnect and reconnect.
This doesn’t need to be expensive or elaborate, and you don’t need tons of extra rooms or space- we believe that you can carve out a little sacred space in any home.
Keep reading for our tips on how to create a meditation corner in your home.
Choose your space
The first thing you’ll need to do is decide where in your home you’ll be creating your meditation corner. Ideally, you’ll want to find a space that’s tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the main rooms in your home, such as a spare bedroom, corner of your bedroom, or balcony. You also want to choose a space that feels good- somewhere that makes you feel at peace.
If you’re living in a small apartment, simply making space for a small meditation cushion in a corner is great. Remember, it doesn’t need to be big to be worthwhile.
Add a seating area
The focus of your meditation corner is somewhere you can sit and relax, so you’ll want to choose a seating area. This can be anything from an armchair to a yoga mat. Whatever you have space for and helps you to relax.
Get the lighting right
Harsh lighting has no place in a zen meditation corner. Instead, you want a soothing calming light that matches the vibe of your space. Natural lighting is ideal, and you can also add in a lamp, salt lamp, candles, or other soothing light source.
Incorporate natural elements
Natural elements are incredibly soothing and are wonderful to bring into your space. Think about what inspires you in nature and collect pieces that you connect with. This can include seashells, rocks, feathers, plants, flowers, wood, just to name a few. You can also bring in pieces representing all four elements: earth, wind, water, fire.
Add in your accessories
If you have the space for it, you can add in different accessories that will help you to find your zen. This can be items like an altar, crystals, candles, tarot deck, journal, spiritual books, mandala coloring books, jade roller, yoga block, or anything else that helps you relax and that you’d like to use in your space.
Make it your own
There’s no right way to create a meditation corner, and the most important thing is that you make it your own. If a disco ball and bright colors puts you in your happy place then go for it! It doesn’t need to be all incense and crystals- unless of course, that’s your vibe! Take some time to daydream and imagine what your perfect space would look like and then make it happen.
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