Being meditative is a wonderful experience. All of a sudden, you can separate the flood of thoughts produced by the mind from everything else.
But meditation doesn’t always happen instantly. It requires the right set of conditions to be in place first. That’s why many people are now adapting their homes to their meditative needs. They want to create spaces that make it easier for them to get into the zone and leave the troubles of the world behind.
Play Chimes Or Deep Om Sounds
Tibetan chimes or deep om sounds are a wonderful background to meditation. While they aren’t necessary, they help you get into the spirit of it, making it easier for you to let go of your thoughts and focus entirely on the spirit of being.
Play meditation music quietly in the background. Link it up to your phone if you have a smart system so you can change what you play and when. Try experimenting with sounds similar to trickling water that help you feel more peaceful.
Reduce Or Remove Clutter
Research shows that clutter distracts our attention and changes the way our brains work. We automatically feel more stressed when we live in messy environments. There is more chaos competing for our attention.
Therefore, reduce or remove clutter as much as you can. Get rid of work, bills, filing cabinets, desks, and papers that you don’t need. Clear away all your old magazines and newspapers, and remove clutter from sideboards and other surfaces.
Add Classic Aromas
Historically, most religions used aroma to inspire people to enter a spiritual dimension. Smells could include peppermint, chamomile, and lavender.
That’s because aromas change the way the brain works. Natural, beautiful smells encourage relaxation and aid people in slowing down their racing minds. Interestingly, aromatherapy is gaining momentum and is fast becoming an alternative medicine, designed to heal the brain. There’s strong evidence that it improves the immune system and reduces muscle pain in certain individuals.
A Neutral Paint Palette
Most of the properties on Posada Custom Homes have a neutral paint palette. And for good reason: the more neutral the colors in your home, the more soothing it becomes.
Recently, “greige” has become the default color choice. This mixture between grey and beige is the perfect blend of sophistication and understated charm. It has elements of coziness, but also helps you to remain balanced.
Don’t go too dark when choosing colors for a meditative home. Try to keep a sense of balance. If you find a particular color relaxing, add flecks of it in your interiors, but don’t let it dominate.
Add A Little Nature To The Mix
In the past, sages would travel into the wilderness without a map and spend days in the wild contemplating. They knew that connecting with the Earth itself was a great way to restore their spirit.
You should apply the same thinking in your home. Surround yourself with natural objects, such as plants, stones, and shells, and then observe how different it makes you feel.
If you have the budget for it, you might want to consider adding a small electric water fountain, particularly in your meditation room. These funky objects soothe your ears with beautiful sounds, just like good meditation backing tracks.
Freshen The Air
Not everyone has access to fresh air. But if you do, consider ways of adding it to your home. For instance, if you want to meditate indoors, ensure that your house has good ventilation.
If you have an outside space that you can convert, that’s even better. A fresh breeze and the smell of blossom in the wind can help you move deeper into meditation and be more successful in your practice.
Eliminate As Much Technology As You Can
While technology is helpful to some people, it can actually take you further and further from a desirable meditative state. When you meditate, you ideally want to get away from it all. But if you can hear notifications pinging on your phone, it will disturb you, and your practice won’t be as beneficial.
That’s why it’s a good idea to reduce the amount of technology that you have in your home by as much as possible. Cut down on it and reduce your home to the simple basics, like seating and so on. Be minimalist in your approach so that nothing can distract you from your core focus.
Ultimately, there are many elements that go into creating a meditative home. Relaxation is important, but you also want interiors that are free from distraction, too.