5 Ways to Set Up a Meditation Space at Home
by Michael Teh
You participate in our meditation workshops and now you want to meditate regularly at home, but you do not know how to create this little sanctuary.
Remember, no matter how small the space, we encourage you to create it so you can improve your meditation practice and soothe your soul every time you enter.
In this article, we will give you 5 great tips on how to set up your meditation space at home.
“The decor of a meditation room, or a Zen room as you choose to call it, should promote calm and minimize distractions.”
The decor of a meditation room, or a Zen room as you choose to call it, should promote calm and minimize distractions. Cool tones, minimalism, scents, plants, and essential meditation tools are some of the factors you should consider. We have put together 5 great tips that you can easily implement when setting up your meditation space at home.
BONUS: We found a great chart that explains what type of meditation space is right for you according to the four personality types identified by the Myers-Briggs personality test. Scroll below to find out which meditation space is right for you. 😊
- Use the Light
To create a meditation space at home, you don’t necessarily have to convert a closet or an unused room. Sometimes it’s enough to set aside a portion of your home for your practice. And lighting can help.
Turn off all the lights in your room when you’re ready to meditate or relax.
Turn on a small lamp in a corner of your living room that’s important for the meditation space.
Try to play with natural light. Place your meditation cushion or chair near a window to get natural light. Sunlight gives you energy!
If natural light isn’t available, use mood lighting. A candle or warmer light bulbs can help.
2. Look for a Place that Offers Relaxation
The practice of meditation is one of the most effective ways to develop concentration and self-knowledge. However, sometimes we just need peace and quiet to meditate while surrounded by comfort.
So, if you’re working in your garden, a beautiful pagoda surrounded by a garden could provide you with the space you need to focus and relax.
What you might really need is a long, warm bubble bath in your bathroom. Go to a good bathroom supply store, make the room look nice and clean, and maybe buy some nice candles and essential oils.
Then settle down in the tub, read, maybe talk into your phone about what’s on your mind, or just relax.
3. Set Up a Room for Meditation
You can set up an empty room as your personal meditation space at home. If you’ve the luxury of space, a separate meditation room is just what you need.
You can use this meditation room exclusively for relaxation and meditation, or at least make it its main function.
4. Complement Your Practice with a Meditation Kit
Using common tools and understanding how to occupy your meditation space with intentional items serves a purpose other than aesthetics. A meditation kit will help you determine exactly what you need to meditate on to achieve those coveted deeper states of consciousness.
The Michael Teh Meditation Kit is a perfect kit to support your meditation practice. Visit shop.iammichaelteh.com for more info.
5. Using Cool Tones
Cool colours and earth tones can promote a sense of calm. Surrounding yourself with blue, green, or purple colours can help you find peace. Strongly contrasting colours such as blue and yellow, on the other hand, can be stimulating and hinder your entry into the right state of mind.
Essentially, your guide to setting up your meditation space will be where you want to go for a few minutes or hours of quiet and mental space.
BONUS: 7 types of meditation rooms for every personality
Strategists (INTJ, INTP, ENTJ, ENTP): If you have an analytical mindset and prefer to work independently, you might belong to this group. Strategists tend to be introverted and value logic and order. They have high expectations and often strive for perfection.
Creative (INFJ, INFP, ENFJ, ENFP): If you are an enthusiastic soul with a passion for the arts, then you could be a Creative. These personality types are idealistic and charitable. They are relentlessly optimistic and often make inspirational leaders.
Practical people (ISTJ, ISFJ, ESTJ, ESFJ): Practical people like to keep facts in their heads. They are incredibly caring and like to use their skills to protect their loved ones. They are good managers and very reliable.
Free Spirits (ISTP, ISFP, ESTP, ESFP): Free spirits mix creativity with practical goals. They are tinkerers and explorers. Plans are often thrown out in favor of spontaneous ideas.
Source credits: pacaso.com & thepinkvelvetblog.com
Michael Teh, 27th September 2022.
Michael Teh is a meditation coach devoted to a personal mission of awakening more people to higher consciousness. He teaches self-realization through meditation, qigong, yoga and philosophy.
Michael Teh Signature Workshop: The Essence of Life Series explores meditation as a powerful tool to realize our true potential. Michael has designed multiple workshops in this series to support his participants’ self-realization journey. Workshop Series 1 is currently running every few months on-ground in Kuala Lumpur, titled “Knowledge of The Self and Fundamentals of Meditation”.
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