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Speaking of Meditation Corners


Article by Mark Aljon A. Piaña

Photography by Unsplash

Setting up a dedicated space for meditation can take your practice to the next level. Having a tranquil spot to retreat to can make it easier to quiet your mind and connect with your inner self. Creating a meditation corner doesn't have to be complicated or expensive. With just a few simple touches, you can transform any small area into your sanctuary.

Dannielle Sinclair, a holistic interior designer, outlined four steps for creating your meditation corners:

 Step 1: Selecting the spot

The first step is choosing the right location. Look for a quiet, private area of your home where you won't be disturbed. Near a window is ideal so you can gaze outside while meditating. Make sure the space is free of clutter and distractions. You want your meditation corner to be a place of stillness and simplicity.

If you're tight on space, get creative. A hallway nook, the corner of a bedroom, or even a spot under the stairs can work. Just clear out the area and give it a calming feel. The goal is to create a space devoted solely to quiet reflection.

 Step 2: Make it comfortable

Now add items to make your space cozy and inviting. Cushions, pillows, blankets and yoga mats are great for sitting or lying down comfortably during meditation.

Don't forget to incorporate lighting. Try lamps or candles to set the mood. Make sure you have adequate light for meditating at different times of the day. Add sheer curtains or blinds if needed to control natural light from windows.

 Step 3: Add some personal touch

Create a gathering place to store your meditation tools and supplies. This could be something as simple as a small side table, basket or box placed in or near your meditation corner.

Having a designated spot to keep all your meditation essentials means they will be easily accessible whenever you need them.

 Step 4: Keep It Simple

Resist the urge to overdecorate. A meditation space should have a pared-down, minimalist look. Too many furnishings or decorations can be visually distracting when you're trying to clear your mind.

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Having a designated meditation corner can make it easier to carve out time for self-care each day. Personalize the space so it becomes a cherished oasis for relaxation and renewal. With regular use, your meditation corner is sure to become one of your favorite spots in your home.

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