Create your own meditation corner at home
By N. Lothungbeni Humtsoe
New Delhi, Aug 19 (SocialNews.XYZ) Today more and more people are aware of their anxieties and are open to conversations about mental health. They really want to lead better and more meaningful lives. The practice of mindfulness and meditation has gained in popularity in recent times, so it is essential to arrange the perfect corner for it in your home.
Keyur Zaveri, Sr Director of Design, Furlenco shares a few ways to help you create your own peaceful meditation space, where you can set aside time for yourself each day:
Choose your location
Choose a location in your home that is away from ambient noise or interference from other devices, such as your television or workstation. You can devote an entire room to it or select a comfortable corner where you can sit or lie down easily.
Create an atmosphere
Get rid of any clutter that is currently in your place and find a place to put it all. Creating a personal ambience for your meditation spot helps you distinguish this area as yours and yours alone. Once you start practicing this, it becomes easier for you to maintain the sanctity of the space and not use it for anything else.
An elegant diwan, with plenty of built-in storage and a display that you can decorate with plants, books, and other decor items, is one such piece of furniture that’s perfect for this setup. Rent it and this space planning experience becomes even more stress-free. All you have to do is pick the perfect product, pay nominal rent, and use it for as long as you want.
Make it comfortable
Some elements add a special touch to your chosen corner and remind you of what it is for. Add comfortable cushions and mats for sitting or lying down when doing breathing exercises. You can either roll up the rug and tuck it away with the cushions when you’re done, or leave the arrangement as is. A compact sofa bed could be a perfect solution to do this while still having the flexibility to move things around. Use it anyway, it works for you – like a bed, sofa, or just a seat on the floor.
Include sounds and scents
The most proven method of practicing mindfulness is by becoming aware of the sights, smells and sounds in your immediate surroundings. You can add potted plants, dream catchers, crystals, pearls, or even soothing artwork if that helps make the space more welcoming. Light a few scented candles and play some soothing music as you meditate. Listening to nature sounds, such as running water or birdsong, can also help.
And these are just a few of the ways you can get started in creating a safe haven for yourself – the kind you want to rush to at the end of a long, tiring day.
(N. Lothungbeni Humtsoe can be contacted at [email protected])