Create your own Meditation Sanctuary
If you want an enhanced meditation practice, one way to tilt the odds in favour of is to do so in a peaceful serene space. There are some really calming energies in places of worship be it a church (I recently visited the Rosslyn chapel in Scotland – it was lush) or a beautiful park. However in a world where time is hard to find for such visits and to build meditation into your lifestyle why not create an environment that suits you, in your own home.
Here are my top 5 tips for creating the perfect space for meditation
Pick a spot, any spot
And stick to it. If it is in the corner of your bedroom, spare box room or even your empty attic, let this be a consistent place for you. Best to de clutter an area you find most peaceful, and let others you share the space with know your intention. This helps to reduce distractions and build a connection to your daily practice.
Can you think of a place in your home?
Sit on it
When I studied yoga in India my guru gave me a small red felt mat. Big enough for me to sit crossed legged on, whilst having all my person on the mat. I roll it up and place in a special bag when I’m done, and it as since travelled with me across the country. You may have a favourite cushion, or even a chair if that suits you better when aiming for a tall spine.
If you like incense or candles, maybe you can start your own ritual where you light a candle and gaze at the flame for a few moments to help get you in the zone. If you are going for an aromatherapy candle, sandalwood or frankincense are fragrances that lend themselves to a meditation state.
Are there any scents that you adore?