Setting the tone for your Sacred Place
A meditation space or your sacred place is, ideally, your personal retreat where you find serenity and also regain the sense of balance and equilibrium. Modern lifestyles choices, activities, involvements and commitments, often leading to the inculcation of stress and anxiety. There is a constant need to refresh and unwind from the continuous rigours of daily existence is of utmost importance for both mental and physical wellbeing. Meditation, or some kind of controlled contemplation, has effectively shown to reduce blood pressure levels, affect mental activity, and may also reduce symptoms of specific diseases.
Inspirations and art for your Sacred Place
Because there are numerous ways to attain peace, there are also various ways to establish your personal space that will speak to your inner self. In general, there are many common elements to meditation rooms such as:
- Soothing colours
- Natural elements, perhaps a green or flowering plant
- Less clutter and distractions
- Silence, or an ambient soothing sound
- Sensory inspirations: scented candles, incense, aromatic oils, simple art and images of nature.
- Tranquil art for your sacred place.
- A focal point or object that speaks to all of your senses, whether it is smooth stones or statuary, crystals or chimes.
It is very common that many people often associate meditation with Eastern religions. It is not at all necessary to embrace the eastern traditions in order to benefit from your at-home sacred room. It is seen that sacred spaces with minimalist surroundings simply feel more tranquil than others. The sole purpose is to clear your mind so that you can refocus your energy on something more productive. You will want to remove yourself from any type of audio and visual distractions so that you can get in touch with your inner feelings.
If it is not possible for you to allocate an entire room for your sacred space, you can always try to carve a corner from another quiet and appealing room of your house. It can be your bedroom or your master bath at any specific time of the day. Wherever and whenever you decide to spread your yoga mat, even if it is on an outside deck or a clear spot on the floor in the den, it can serve as a personal sacred space with a bit of ingenuity.