Have you entered a wellness center or a Yoga studio and felt that wave of calm wash over you? We often hear our clients at Illuminations Wellbeing tell us that they love coming for wellness workshops and meditations because they feel tranquil as soon as they walk in!
We would say it is an amalgamation of the pastel-colored walls, the aromatherapy candles, the beautiful hand-chosen artifacts in nooks and crannies, as well as the wonderful energy that we create with our team as well as the clients who walk in. Or maybe it’s the clutter-free, clean space that allows you to enter your own sacred space for spiritual awakening.
We want to help you create your very own meditation sanctuary so that you can have a beautiful space to meditate in.
DIY Your Own Meditation Sanctuary at Home
We are so busy with our fast-paced lives that we forget to notice our negative thoughts and emotions that are building up inside of us. Sitting still and listening to your own thoughts for a few minutes a day may be the best move you can make for yourself! You have all the wisdom, intuitive powers, peace, and clarity within yourself, but you can only access these gifts through daily meditation or reflective practice.
But how can you set up a space in your own home that can give you the perfect environment to meditate peacefully? A sacred space where you look forward to coming to every single day. Here are our top 5 essentials that we think will help you make a meditation space beautiful and tranquil.
#1 Meditation Cushion
It is important that you are comfortable while you are meditating and sitting in an upright position. This can be a challenge for people who are not used to sitting still or cross-legged. A meditation cushion can help you get the right posture so that you can focus on being still.
In Your Shopping Bag: Meditation Cushions filled with Buckwheat Hulls (It has a zipper opening that lets you adjust the extent of hulls on extra comfort!)
#2 Energizing Crystals
You can accessorize your meditation space with intention. One of the best ways is to invest in crystals that have healing properties. We recommend black tourmaline, rose quartz, clear quartz, and amethyst. All of these crystals help ground you and access your inner divine potential. One of the best tips we give our customers is to pick a crystal that they intuitively feel a connection with.
#3 Aromatherapy ~ Scented Candles, Incense, or Essential Oils
Set the mood with the right fragrance. You can use an aromatherapy essential oil such as lavender or frankincense to awaken your senses because after all smell is the strongest imprint in the subconscious mind and when used daily in your meditation, it will create a strong association of calmness and relaxation in your brain. We love scented candles and incense sticks that are hand-rolled. Incense, especially, also helps to purify the air creating a pure space for meditation.
Don’t underestimate the importance of lighting. A well-lit sunny room with indoor plants creates a lovely space to unwind and meditate. Lightweight pastel-colored cotton drapes can help give you privacy while adding softness to the meditation space. A beautiful Himalayan salt lamp can also help give the right touch while keeping the air pathogen-free.
#5 Look Out for The Unique
Keep an eye out for accessories that may feel right to you and can add to a beautiful, calm atmosphere. It could be a Buddha statue or your favorite book. You could also frame a quote that you find inspirational.
Enjoy your meditation practice in your beautiful DIY peaceful sanctuary!