How to set your meditation space might not come so natural when you’re just starting out with your practice. Think of it this way, in order to have a deep meditation session, the state of your mind in that moment is just as important as your surroundings. Today, I’m walking you through the way I am organising my own space and share with you some of my best kept secrets about having a successful meditation session. Let’s begin!
#1 Declutter your surroundings & create your meditation space
A busy space equals a busy mind. No matter what you might think right now, having a cluttered meditation space will actually negatively impact your session. Also, the more you’ll try to ignore it, the more you’ll notice it. Instead, take 15-20 minutes before you start to tidy up your surroundings. I love having a neat desk & night table when I meditate, it’s just one of those things that help me better connect with my mind. Next time you’re considering how to set up your meditation space, make sure this one is up on your list.
#2 Look for natural lighting in your room to enhance your meditation space
This one is powerful! Last Spring, whilst in my Chelsea flat, I came across Bob Proctor and his meditation practices. I was engaging in them quite often. This flat that I mentioned was a real gem for natural lighting. I remember the sun hitting my face once during visualisation. That ray of sunshine stays with me until today. It was the perfect sign for me to know that I can do whatever I envision. Since then, whenever I meditate during the morning, I ensure I get enough natural light. You should definitely try this; begin with little light until you can handle being in front of your window!
#3 Use aromatherapy to lift your mood
One of the most important things I do when I meditate is to use aromatherapy to get into a more spiritual vibe. This way, I ensure I’m offering myself every opportunity I have to make my meditation session a real success. I really enjoy using an aroma diffuser – the ones that I adore right now are by Villa Hermanos in Fig & Amber. Its fragrance makes me dream of a small villa on the Spanish coast, surrounded by pam trees and beautiful flowers. Also, it frees my mind and makes me better focus on my meditation.
Alternatively, in days when I prefer the warm light of a candle and a calm crackle sound, but still want a wonderful fragrance, I turn to my WoodWick Candle. At the moment, I’m using the Island Coconut one and trust me when I say – it smells divine. It takes me back to Punta Cana and makes me believe that everything is possible!
For wax melt lovers out there, I’ve got you covered with the WoodWick Rosewood. Who doesn’t like the smell of a fresh garden while meditating? It’s one of the most freeing scents.
Whatever your preferences are in regards to aromatherapy, on Notino, you will be sure to find your meditation scent.
#4 Adjust your body posture & find comfort
The next thing you have to consider is to adjust your body posture until you find comfort. Contrary to the popular opinion, I like to meditate in my bed – both in the morning and at night. I find that more comfortable, but others prefer a chair, sofa or their floor. Find what works for you and stick to it.
#5 Browse your favourite guided meditation sessions or guide yourself
There are so many apps you can choose from nowadays for guided meditation that with a simple search you’ll be provided with various options. I suggest you to try a few apps or videos until you find those ones that TRULY resonate with you and with what you would like to achieve.
It would be wonderful to know, how are you currently setting up your space? Is there anything you would add to my recommended things to do?
Lots of love,