A separate meditation
room may be a luxury for many but a quiet corner as a
personal space to meditate and spend some quiet time
can be managed even in a small apartment. You can
actually create a switch to de-stress yourself with
this strategy. Just walk over to your corner and you
will feel relaxed instantly. However, it may take
little practice and patience. The place should be
comfortable enough and serene to look at, so that it
encourages you to stick to your relaxing ritual at a
particular time, in a particular spot. Here are some
tips for the meditation space in your home:
A quiet place with no distractions is all
that you require and preferably, it should be as empty as
A comfortable room that can provide privacy
and away from the major activities of the household will do.
Kitchen and living room can be too distracting while an extra
bedroom; a less-used balcony, a sunroom or even an attic can
be just perfect.
Preference with the amount of light differs
with person to person. Some people may find dark rooms more
peaceful while others may find them too sleepy. Still others
may prefer lots of natural light and fresh air to keep you
alert and a plain room painted in muted colors and decorated
with subdued elements.
Remember, a window is a good thing but not a
Meditative space must be clutter free and
don't keep your mobile phone nearby.
Rooms with views of garden, lake or ocean are
Many people feel that having aromatherapy
candles, incense, table top fountains, indoor plants, rhythmic
music, natural sounds, chants and hymns, holy books and
symbols and mementos and photos of near and dear ones help
them to relax better.
For seating, you may choose a comfortable
chair with a straight back, floor mat or bench according to
your choice. If you think, you are uncomfortable without your
cushions and pillows, count them in too.
For yoga, you may want wooden flooring, a
specialized mat or a comfortable carpet or rug.
A CD player or stereo for music is needed.
You may use sliding or folding screens to
create your corner temporarily for a tiny apartment.