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4 Things Every Meditation Room Should Have

Updated on September 25, 2012

Your meditation room should be one of the most cleanest, calm, and peaceful areas in your home. For a meditation room to look exactly like a space intended for deep concentration and healing, it should be equipped with all the right set of tools and utilities so you can maximize its use whenever you go about your meditation routines.

For the rest of us who prefer to meditate or do yoga and other deep concentration exercises at home, building a meditation room or turning one of your vacant rooms into a meditation room is best done by making these four changes and additions.

1. Comfortable meditation mat.

Meditations are best done in environments that are clean and equipped with proper meditation utilities. The ideal kind of meditation room is one with a meditation map built with high-quality material. Your meditation mat should be ideal for the kind of exercise or meditation routine you are doing.

For example, if you do Bikram Yoga, make sure your meditation mat is for Bikram Yoga. If you do Pilates, your mat should be suitable for it, as well.

You can find high quality and comfortable meditation mats from any sports store but you can find them online, as well. To get more bang for your buck, purchase meditation mats from reputable sources and even from expert yogists.

2. Ample lighting and ventilation.

Meditating is best done in rooms that are neither too cool not too warm. If you want to meditate best, do so in an unoccupied room that is far from noise, too much heat and other distractions. A room with ample natural lighting and ventilation would make a good meditation room. Sometimes, it is best to use a basement, a vacant room, or an empty space in your home as a meditation corner.

Your meditation room does not have to be extravagant, too perfect nor built with too much furnishings (in fact, a meditation room need not have any décor in it, at all!).

Just make sure there is enough lighting and ventilation and your meditation is good to go.

3.Calm or silent environment.

Meditation is best done in a quiet room with a calm environment. Most yoga and concentration centers are often located in the highlands where they are within city premises but far from the city noise. It is easier for you to undergo meditation and concentration when you are in touch with nature-- and the best way to do that is to do your routines in a forest, a quiet park, or a silent room. One of the reason why many yogists go to the mountains of Nepal regularly just to meditate is to partake in the calmness and silence of nature.

How to recreate the silence of nature in your own home...

One of the many effective ways to recreate the calming sound of nature in your own home is to install white noise machines. White noise machines are known to produce low-frequency sounds that exist in nature. When these low-frequency sounds are constantly and continuously heard, your brain subconsciously blocks noise and other disturbances thereby creating a somber and calm atmosphere.

Here are more resources to help you understand white noise:

4. A loaded refrigerator with healthy food options.

Hey, even yogists get hungry too!

Stocking up on healthier food options will not only help you succeed in going about your meditation routines. Healthier food will also help you heal through any of your health or emotional issues and also energize you after a long, strenuous exercise. If you want to make the most out of your meditation experience, get rid of all alcoholic beverages from your refrigerator and replace them with healthy fruit juices, and even, mineral water. Making the switch today will help you in the days to come.

What do you have in your meditation room?

What recent changes have you made to your meditation room and how have your minor (and even major) renovations turned your meditation room into a more calm and suitable room for meditating? Tell us in the comments, below!

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