It’s Day 1 of my 40 Day Challenge, and one of the requirements for participation is to adopt a meditation practice, twice a day: one in the morning and one in the evening. In theory, it sounds pretty easy. But, this past weekend I started to put “mindfulness” to where I would have a meditation space in my house … what does a meditation space need … where would I find a secluded, non-interrupted space (yeah, this was the most challenging part of them all because although my kiddos are relatively older – 12 and 9 – they still don’t get the concept of knocking … good times here!) … and the list goes on!
I took to Pinterest and started researching other’s home meditation spaces, and it offered a lot of visual reference to patterns of things many home meditation spaces had, which are:
I thought I’d share my Home Meditation Space Pinterest Board with you to see what cool inspirations I pulled from:
Okay, you’re probably thinking: that’s pretty basic and simple. And, I would have to agree with you. But, the more I looked at other’s meditation spaces, the more I got the impression there is something faintly personable and distinct about each one; almost as to suggest each space is meant to be personalized. Some things I saw in other meditation spaces that perhaps weren’t in all spaces, but that lend some inspiration for things you may also want to consider:
- Yoga block
- Flowers, plants, or succulents
- Tents / Canopies
- Inspirational Quote(s)
So … in preparing my own meditation space, this is what I decided is my starting space … a place where I have items that will support my meditation practice, but also a place where I will be less interrupted and can hear the faint sounds of the water feature from our pool outside!
As I embark on my meditation journey, I also wanted to remind myself the goodness that is happening when practicing mindfulness meditation. I thought I’d share the inspirational illustration I am using every day to keep me attuned to the transformation and health that is occurring as I’m practicing meditation:
Is anyone else out in cyber-blog space also doing mindfulness meditation? If so, what did you put in your space that you think I may like? And, any tips for meditation you think I could use?
I’m running a meditation challenge too, and I chose not to design a meditation space to help me remember that every act can be a mindful act.
Your space is magazine spread worthy though! I love it!
Thanks! I was happy that I was able to put together a little space without having to run out and buy anything; it felt more meaningful. I have to say starting with a space helped me form the habit for meditation and now I feel I have adopted the habit well enough to not rely solely on my space to practice. So, I understand your perspective and appreciate you’re already mindful to your approach 🙂