Create Your Own Meditation Space
Meditation, even just 10 minutes a day, can be super helpful for our busy lives. Lots of girls have told me they sleep better and feel less stressed if they meditate regularly. Even if you’ve never tried it before, meditation can be really helpful for slowing down.
A space that you use for mediation can help calm your mind on days when you’re feeling overwhelmed or just need a little self-care. Here are my suggestions to help you setup your own spot for meditation.
Choose a spot
An area you dedicate to meditation should make you feel good. It might be difficult to relax if noise from housemates or family is interrupting you. Choosing a space where you are less likely to be disturbed is a great place to start.
Use a couple of natural design elements
If you’re like me, I like to keep things simple when it comes to decorating. As meditation is about connecting with your surroundings, clutter might make it hard to relax. Try using fresh flowers or plants for decoration, to bring a touch of the outdoors in. If you are a beach person, you can add some sand and shells. Some calming crystals or candles are also great ideas, or browse Pinterest for inspiration!
Add a beautiful scent
Make your meditation space inviting and soothing by adding something that smells good! Fresh flowers can add a gorgeous smell naturally, while candles, incense or essential oils mean you can change the scent based on your mood. Some girls like to focus on the candle as it flickers, and the soft light can help you to relax.
Make it comfortable
How you meditate is a really personal choice, so there are no hard and fast rules. You might choose to sit cross-legged on the floor, or relax in a comfortable seat. A meditation pillow or a floor cushion might help you feel more comfortable. It’s totally up to you.
If you find sitting on the floor a bit too uncomfortable, a yoga mat or soft rug may be a bit easier on your back (and butt!).
The purpose of meditation is to be present in the now and connect with your surroundings. It’s really hard to do that if you’re replying to text messages, checking your emails or distracted by the TV. Your meditation space should be free of devices, unless you are using a music player for soothing music.
The important thing to remember when creating a meditation space is it should be a reflection of you. Personalising a meditation space gives you a sanctuary you can retreat to when you need time out, or a little balance.
Love, Kayla xx
* Disclaimer: This blog post is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. The above information should not be used to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet, sleep methods, daily activity, or fitness routine. Sweat assumes no responsibility for any personal injury or damage sustained by any recommendations, opinions, or advice given in this article.