Stress and anxiety have been ever-increasing in the modern world. Even positive events like finding your perfect home among Austin properties for sale and making a move can be stressful. While it’s impossible to avoid all life’s stressors, you can help manage them with regular meditation practice. Meditation has been scientifically proven to manage stress by reducing anxiety, lowering blood pressure and even improving sleep quality.
These tips will help you create the ideal space in your home where you can unwind, relax and reap the many benefits of meditation.
Dedicate a Space
While you can meditate pretty much anywhere with the right mindset, there is something special about creating your very own, tranquil space to experience the full benefits of meditation. Whether you can dedicate an entire room to your practice or plan to set aside a small area in your home, it’s essential to choose a place with as little distractions as possible. Quieting never-ending, worrisome thoughts after a long day can be difficult, but a private spot with minimal noise, clutter and technology will help ease your mind into meditation.
Cut Out All Technology
Taken a break from the internet lately? Keep your meditation space technology-free. Booming technology in the modern world has made many aspects of life more convenient — but it has become increasingly difficult to be in the moment. It is essential to let your mind clear itself and process the constant stream of information it consumes daily. Keeping technology out of sight can help release it from your mind.
Make It Comfortable
Get items for your space to make meditating as comfortable as possible. Start with a yoga mat. If you prefer to lie down, keep a couple of your favorite pillows and a blanket next to your mat. For a seated meditation, a cushion will align your body correctly as well as make it easier to sit for extended periods of time. Investing in items such as a yoga bolster or eye pillow can do wonders as well. Make yourself comfortable, and your mind will follow suit.
Incorporate tranquility for all your senses. Start with soft, ambient lighting – warm-colored string lights or a salt lamp are great options. Add in an essential oil diffuser and fill it with your favorite relaxing scents. Meditation music or nature sounds in your space is excellent for easing into a peaceful state of mind, or masking outside noise. Finally, add final personal touches such as indoor plants, artwork or photography.