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A lot of people are learning meditation and yoga to keep themselves at the peak of health, and far away from the dangers of stress in today’s modern life. This is how a meditation room can greatly enhance your practice.
How can you create your own private meditation room in your home? Sacred spaces can be created anywhere, even if it is just a tiny corner in your bedroom. There are no rules for creating your own private meditation room or sacred space. Follow your heart and create the perfect place of peace. Your space should feel like bliss, it should be a place where you can just be alone and relaxed.
Yoga is a kinder form of exercise, kinder than most of the other forms such as aerobics or weight lifting, or running. Most people who practice yoga have their very own private meditation room.
A meditation room is not always a complete room. Most of the time, they are just secluded nooks in someone’s home where you can be in total isolation and be able to think, relax and meditate.
Having a private meditation room, however, is not something that has to be exclusive to yoga practitioners.
You too can have your very own meditation room which you can use as a place just to sit back and get away from the fast-paced and stressful daily life that most of us live. Your meditation room can be your own hideaway, where you can breathe freely and gather your thoughts together.
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Choosing a Spot for Your Meditation Room
Quietness and isolation are the primary qualities that a meditation room must-have. No matter how small your home is, it is possible to have a meditation room where you can have a place of peace and quiet. Just find a place to set it up that is a little out of the way in your home.
You can even set up your own meditation room in your bedroom if you want. Any corner that can be made secluded will do, in fact. All you need to do, if your meditation room is not a separate room in itself, is to partition it creatively so you would not be bothered if you are inside your nook.
Furnishing the Meditation Room
A meditation room does not require much in terms of furnishings. The most essential piece of furniture is a comfortable chair. And even a chair is not that necessary. If space is a problem, a meditation cushion can serve in the place of a chair.
An mp3 player, however, may be necessary for you to enhance your meditation space. It helps to meditate while listening to soft instrumental music, or perhaps to recorded nature sounds like the singing of the birds, the sound of ocean waves, or my favorite, the sound of the falling rain.
How your meditation room is lighted may affect how well you are able to focus and concentrate on clearing your mind. The lighting you should install in your meditation room is something soft and subtle. Stay away from the harsh glowing fluorescent bulbs when you light your meditation room.
You do not have to decorate the walls. If you can paint the walls a neutral color, it would be best to do so. You don’t need anything that can distract you from your meditation inside your meditation room.
To set and enhance the mood, however, you can put shelves where you can place some scented candles or a vase of flowers or perhaps a figurine or two. A potted plant can help set the mood, too. This is really all the decorations you would need for your meditation room.
Maintaining the Meditation Room
Your meditation room is ideally the one place in your house, if not in the whole world, where you can get away to relax and to clear your mind of anything that is bothering you. The one thing that will defeat this purpose is if you leave clutter in your meditation room.
No matter how busy you may be with your daily life, always find the time to keep your meditation room clean and free from clutter.
Cleaning your meditation room may be seen as a form of meditation in itself. After all, the reason you have a meditation room is to keep your mind clear and unburdened by chaos. To achieve that, you have to keep your meditation room clean and unburdened by chaos as well.
No More Sitting On The Floor Thanks To Meditation Chairs
One of the most challenging things when meditating is finding the right sitting position. This is because your legs could become numb after some time which is why even if there is already a meditation cushion in the market, there are some who still prefer to use meditation chairs instead.
When you look at a meditation chair, the first thing you will notice is that this does not look that different from a dining chair. It has 4 legs and a backrest. However, what it does best is make you more comfortable than when you are sitting on the floor by being able to mold to your body which prevents cramps and provides complete relaxation.
The material that makes this possible is called buckwheat hull because it conforms to your shape thus providing a firmer seat. It is also able to do this because of the ergonomic design which prevents the user from slouching during the most intense moments of meditation as it is angled slightly forward.
A good example of a meditating chair is the Seagrass Harmony Meditation Chair.
This was designed by a meditation practitioner who felt that it is very difficult to meditate while sitting in a lotus position. This chair allows you to cross the ankles or the feet or pull them up if you are tired of having them rest on the floor. It also provides proper spine support so you will never experience any back pain after the session.
The Chinese meditation chair is perhaps the oldest since it has been around for centuries. It didn’t have ergonomic features like the ones we have now but it has a very wide base so that the user has sufficient room to also cross their legs. It also did not have any cushioning but you can easily fix that.
Another example is the Tilt Seat that is also known as the kneeling chair. The beauty of this meditation chair is that it does not put any pressure on the knees and this can also be used as a study table because you can easily read a book when you put a cushion on the floor.
There are other meditation chairs available and they come in other shapes and sizes. One option for those that want something bigger is the meditation bench. Because of the larger area, those of you who still prefer the lotus position can do so without putting pressure on the legs. Something similar to that is called the cane chair for meditation.
When choosing the right seat, you should always consider your height, size, and comfort level. Don’t forget support for the back so this also helps improve your posture.
The nice thing about meditation chairs is that they are light and portable. It can easily be stored in the closet when you are done and the designs that most retailers have can easily complement the rest of the items in the room.
The meditation chair is designed to make you feel comfortable in the 15 or 20 minutes when you are in session. How you make your mind and body relax is already up to you so if you are serious about improving your health or combating stress, then investing in one of these will surely be good for you.