Submitted by Guest Writer- Gabrielle Gardiner
It’s no secret that prioritizing your mindfulness is much easier when you have a dedicated space for meditation. Especially when you have a busy household, it’s a relief to have a designated area where anyone in the family can go to recharge their batteries. These days, there’s never been a better time to make a peaceful oasis in the form of an indoor meditation hideaway.
Whether you choose to renovate a spare bedroom, corner of your basement, or even a closet, you will still be glad you have a cozy place for quieting your mind. Below are five great ways to get started crafting a meditation space for you and your family to enjoy.
Ease Your Stress With Scent
Calming scents from aromatherapy fragrances like essential oils have extremely relaxing effects, especially during meditation. Essential oils like eucalyptus, wild orange, peppermint, or lavender are among the most popular fragrances used in diffusers. Citrus and peppermint scents are more energizing, whereas lavender and eucalyptus have a soothing effect.
Set an Intention for Your Soundscape
What is your intention for the soundscape of your meditation area? Do you like ambient noise or pure silence? Would you enjoy water fountains gurgling or periodic chimes dinging? Or, would you enjoy calming music during your practice? These are all questions to consider when setting up your meditation room. If total silence for meditation is your thing, consider soundproofing your room and/or investing in noise cancelling headphones.
Light Up or Dim Down the Room
The first step to making a meditation space is figuring out lighting. Many people think that to create a relaxing corner you need dim lighting but this is not necessarily the case. You don’t need to stick to blackout curtains and amber light bulbs. Whether you decide to add a dimmer switch or a brightness-adjustable bulb, the choice is yours. For more involved lighting renovations, consulting an electrician and/or a local handyman to get a quote.
Embrace a New Color Scheme
You can breathe new life into any corner with a new color palette. Research the psychology of calming colors before you commit to make sure that you’re picking the right color for your meditation goals. The color of the walls in your meditation room has a powerful subconscious influence on your meditation practice.
Setting a tone for the space using wallpaper or a fresh coat of paint can help you achieve your meditation goals. Opt for muted blues, greys or any other relaxing color that comes to mind for relaxation. And make sure not pick a loud, bright color that may not work for you down the road.
To Wrap It Up...
The benefits of meditation are seemingly endless, from stress relief to anxiety reduction. To create a serene space at home, you simply need a small free area and the inspiration to transform it, with the help of someone like a pro found via HomeAdvisor. After all, any room can be your meditation space. Check out more fun tips below!
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