Creating your own meditation room in your home is a supportive way to increase the likelihood of developing a daily meditation practice.
From reducing stress, anxiety, depression, physical pain, heart rate and high blood pressure to increasing and improving emotional health, attention span, immune function, brain function, mental clarity, mental focus, feeling calm and sleeping The long list of health benefits of meditation continues to grow.
It’s one of the easiest practices you can do for your health, and because it can have such a huge impact on your eating habits, we encourage all of our clients to develop this practice.
Getting into the meditative state can be difficult at first, especially if your surroundings don’t offer a calm, serene atmosphere, but with a few simple steps you can have a meditation area to help you develop the habit.
What to include in your meditation room
Here’s the thing, meditation and your unique practice can and should be happening anywhere! As mentioned earlier, you don’t have to devote an entire room or specific room to meditation because meditation can be found in so many ways throughout the day. I know it would be a dream for all of us to have an additional room in our apartments or houses devoted to meditation, this is usually not the case and you do not need a room of your own.
However, we know that we are creatures of habit and that our surroundings influence our behavior, which is why it is ideal and helpful to have a special room for your practice.
Your operator area can be a corner, a corner, a room that you don’t use often, or anything else that works for you! Once you have a place in mind, add these tools to help you feel like a peaceful place that you will visit on a daily basis.
1. Comfortable meditation cushion
Sitting still can be challenging, especially if you are just beginning your mindfulness journey and if you are a dedicated meditator you know the importance of being comfortable. Having a comfortable place to sit dedicated to your meditation is key.
I love the avocado mattress meditation pillow because it is made from green and vegan organic materials and has a buckwheat filling that forms a firm but comfortable base that adapts to your unique body.
I have been a long time customer and fan of Avocado Mattress because they are committed to making products that are both high quality and better for your health, farmers and the planet that is so important to our wellbeing.
I cannot recommend journaling enough because it is one of the most powerful tools I teach in my mindful nutrition method.
You can use a journal to support you in many different ways, from food journals (i.e. what you ate, when, how you are feeling, how was your hunger, cravings, digestive problems, emotional health related to food, etc.), Journal records of the stress of the day to think about, journal records of what you are grateful for each morning, etc.
Physical pen and paper journaling has been shown to help improve cognitive functioning and information storage rather than using a digital one – so try the old ways and check in to yourself.
After your mediation practice, take a few minutes to write and think about how you are feeling, what came up during the practice, and what your intentions are for your day (or the next day if you are meditating at night). This moment of mindfulness after a meditation practice leads you to become more attuned to your mind and body and can help you deepen your practice.
3. Meditation books for support
As you learn how to meditate or research different mindfulness practices, it can be very helpful to have a few books that you can easily pick up and find a little guidance and inspiration on where to start.
Some of my favorite books that can aid your mindfulness journey are:
4. Atmospheric amplifier
If you want your meditation area to feel really special while also helping you achieve a very peaceful state of mind, there are some enhancers you can add to it. These aren’t necessary to start meditating, but they can help make the experience more enjoyable, which will help you build consistency.
I love how a soothing scent can put me in a more relaxed state of mind for meditation, so you may also find that an essential oil diffuser, room spray, or incense sticks can also help you. Just be sure to buy non-toxic
I also enjoy having a singing bowl nearby as part of my practice. Having a sound element is a nice way to deepen your experience. I really enjoy starting and ending my meditation session with a sound session.
I now have my own meditation room in our house with beautiful windows with a view of nature. I also keep a lot of plants in the room to create a spa-like retreat. Whether you have a window to sit in or gather a few plants to keep close, a little bit of nature has been shown to reduce stress.
Create your meditation room
Each of our meditation rooms will look unique depending on our wishes, needs and our space. The key is figuring out what setup would make you go into this room each day to cultivate your mediation practice.
Now that you have a few ideas on what to include, make a commitment to setting up your meditation room this week!
⭐ Key To Take Away: Building a Unique Mindful Meditation Practice is one of the best free things you can do to benefit your well-being.