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22-Apr-2010

Your Meditation Station

Anywhere You Like

With so many changes in our world today, it’s no wonder so many of us are using our home as a sacred place of refuge, or our own ashram, so to speak. It’s especially important to designate a specific space in your home for re-centering or meditation. 

This sacred space can be any size: from a 2’ x 2’ corner, to the size of your yoga mat, to an entire room. Designating this space for your personal use is important because each time you sit there, you automatically know that it’s time to go inward. It’s similar to the automatic response your body gets when it hears the word ‘savasana’ in yoga class. 

Here are a few tips to create your personal sanctuary.

Location:
Size doesn’t matter, but privacy does. Choose a place in your home where you will not be disturbed by people or pets. If it is a shared space with another person or activity, then using a partition rug or screen is recommended.   

Clean and De-clutter:
Once you have chosen your location, clear everything out of it and clean the area of any dust, dirt or residue. Clear the space energetically with sage, or any other herbal cleanser of your choice, such as cedar or sweet grass.  A clear space is a clear mind.

Energize:
Next determine what you want in your space. Perhaps a yoga mat, meditation cushion or chair, blankets. Make it comfortable so that you will want to spend time there. An altar table, whether it is a cardboard box or an heirloom piece from India, is highly recommended. In other words, you want to have a centering piece. Make it an altar where only inspiring and precious objects are placed. 

Personalize:
Add items that reflect you and appeal to the five senses… candles, incense, bells, gemstones, crystals, images, essential oils, affirmation cards, books, music.

Once you have created your personal sanctuary, sit, relax, stretch, breathe, read, enjoy tea, meditate, or do anything that so inspires you. There are no rules

Tisha Morris
Certified Life Coach, Feng Shui Consultant, Energy Healer and Author
www.mindbodyom.com

Recommended Read: 27 Things to Feng Shui Your Home

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