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Today we will talk about how to create a space for meditation at home.
A few years ago I was working on the Headspace app and it really changed my life. Since then, I’ve discovered that breath and calm really change the whole tone of my day. I feel proactive instead of reactive and like I’m running the day. My day is not running.
There are as many benefits to silence and meditation as I learned from Ryan Holiday’s book Peace is the key also. He was on HIM AND HER podcast talking about how to clear your mind and create peace in your life. I mean, if you can’t calm down for 10 minutes a day, you have no life.
In any case …
One thing I realized during quarantine was that I longed for a small place in my house that was completely mine. I’m not talking about the office or the desk, I’m talking about the meditation space.
As for creating my space for meditation, I was looking for pieces that are neutral, earthy and above all peaceful. It had to be a place of calm.
This new meditation space of mine is used for my low-cortisol or breath workouts (if you haven’t heard of Wim Hof’s breath, be sure to check out this post ). To connect the space perfectly, I needed to be very methodical. If you wanted to create a zen, a peaceful space just for you and your meditation, this post is for you. Let’s get into that.
How to create a meditation space in your home:
Choose a place:
So, the first thing you want to do is choose a place in your house that suits you. At first I thought it would be a great idea to share Zaza’s playroom with her and use it as my meditation space – THAT was a mistake. All the moms out there know what I’m talking about. I know. This should not be discussed further.
So I ended up opting for a little space downstairs in my office. It has natural light, it is bright and surrounded by nature because it has a lot of windows. So understand what space in the house brings you peace and quiet and make it your space for mediation.
Next, it’s time to adjust the vibration. Like I said, I wanted everything neutral and earthy, so I started naked, very much a specific yoga mat. This one has a nice grip, it’s something I could practice yoga on, but also lie on it and work out Wim Hof’s breath.
The color and feel of this yoga mat is right – it’s not too thick or too thin. It took me 500 years to find just this one. I typically like to play Japanese zen garden music on the speaker while I sit quietly on it and breathe.
You may want a completely different atmosphere for your space, but everything in mine has to be neutral. Just set it up in a way that is unique to you and your meditation practice. It has to be set up perfectly for YOU.
The next thing you need to do is make your space comfortable for meditation. I searched the Internet for days until I found the best pillows Small Collective.
The Mala Collective meditation pads are handmade in India, are the perfect heights to support the hips and knees, plus they are all made of recycled cotton which means each piece looks a little different. Anyone who comes and sees my meditation space MUST know where I got them.
My collective meditation Mala must have:
This is the exact set I have and there is always a waiting list to be on that list. However, there are some other colors and styles you want to get as soon as possible. Really, you just can’t go wrong with anything from Male.
Quality is out of this world and really helps support your meditation journey while you are at home. There is a floor cushion that supports the knees and ankles and a round cushion that goes to the top to lift the hips.
It is also a good situation if you want to have a low table / table and like to work eating while sitting on the floor. Although it is a good idea to separate meditation and work.
It is important to note that the pillow covers cannot be removed, so they should be treated on the spot. Be careful if you have children! Anyway, this is so nice and such a good purchase.
You can also choose from so many different crystals from the Mala Collective collection. They promote good energy and calm me down. Having them nearby seems good to me. My home meditation space needed crystal quartz to help me set intentions, free up space, and encourage grounding. They are excavated in Brazil, and quartz is known to raise depression and resolve negativity.
As you can see, I went crazy on their page. Everything is so sweet and perfect. Necklace “I am Clear Rudraksha” quartz crystal and precious stones on it. Both are known for providing inner calm and peace.
Using meditation balls coincides with the breath. You should switch the beads over your arm and slowly move one ball per inhale and exhale. It’s just something relaxing and really supports your careful meditation journey.
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Other things to fill the meditation space:
This spray was recommended to me by Jesse Golden from Golden secrets. This spray contains a mixture of Thieves oil that was used back then to protect people from the plague. They would spray it around themselves to avoid it. Seriously.
It is good for your immune system and gives you energy while lifting your mood. It also cleans bacteria and mold.
I like to spray it around myself and inhale calm, calm thoughts and exhale anxiety and negativity. Jesse told me about this when she came in podcast And I’m just obsessed.
Always, I ALWAYS have my Bala weights nearby. These are beautiful little ankle weights and are perfect for exercising with little impact. They are so good quality and come in a lot of different colors. They are super chic without some huge coarse velcro straps.
Yes, they are great to wear on the ankles, but you can also attach them to your arms to intensify your arm workouts. I love using them while doing this Melissa Wood Health training.
These candles are 100% soy, are environmentally friendly and have an unleaded cotton wick. The Palo Santo candle is too good. It has a deep, earthy scent that fits perfectly into my meditation home, and the Palo Santo tree (sacred tree) is known to cleanse spaces of negative energy and promote healing.
All Brooklyn Candle Studio candles are vegan, cruelty-free, phthalate-free and oil-free.
♡ Add your personal touch
Add anything else that bothers you. This can mean an oil diffuser with all your essential oils. You can choose another oil, depending on the intention you set for meditation that day.
Surround yourself with lots of different floor pillows, Buddha statues and / or plants. I personally keep SKIN CONFIDENTIAL HOT MESS ICE ROLLER in my meditation space because I feel so good and I feel relaxed WHILE I am contouring myself from the face.
One thing I warmly recommend are healthy bowls. There is a whole post dedicated sound bowls here, so be sure to check it out. They help align your chakras, which is a perfect thing before meditation.
Another thing I can’t recommend enough is a fountain. Maybe you are he heard me talking about it rather because I am simply so obsessed. Everyone needs it one of these in their home. The sound is so down to earth and relaxing, just trust me. It is a perfect addition to any room in your home.
Mandatory for meditation space:
♡ BEAUTIFUL CONFIDENTIAL HOT MESS ICE ROLLER
♡ Essential oils & a chic transmission
Open the windows, put on some Zen Japanese garden music, grab a cup Pique ginger tea (use at SKINNY for 5% off) and sit still. He is so powerful.
You should also know how to read The art of simple living by Shunmyo Masuno and it really really helps to direct attention.
What else do I need in my home space for meditation? The mind is not perfect and you need all your advice.
+ if you need to clear your head, check out my post below morning pages.
++ range these wellness practices to be healthy during a pandemic.