How to Set a Meditation Space at Home

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How to Set a Meditation Space at Home

A meditation space is a place set aside for quiet reflection and meditation. In your home, you should have a small area devoted to this purpose. Moreover, you want to make sure that it is free from all clutter and there are no distractions from the TV or internet. Consider making your meditation space near an open window so you can see outside.

A meditation space is a place set aside for quiet reflection and meditation. In your home, you should have a small area devoted to this purpose. Moreover, you want to make sure that it is free from all clutter and there are no distractions from the TV or internet. Consider making your meditation space near an open window so you can see outside.

Your personal meditation space should be set up with a comfortable cushion or pillow, a light cover to keep off the light, if necessary, a candle or two, and incense sticks if you prefer.

Another item that is helpful is a “mala”, which is usually 108 beads strung on either leather or string. The counting of the beads while reciting certain phrases helps one to focus on what they are doing and helps to keep one on track during the meditation.

It is important to note that there are many articles that might be used in the meditation space. But the key is that they are kept clean, organized, and well maintained. These things can also be cleared away at the end of the meditation, so they don’t appear to clutter up the area.

How to Sit in in Your Meditation Space?

Everyone is different in their tastes and preferences, but a good rule of thumb is to sit tall in a position that is comfortable to you, with your back upright. A cushion or pillow under your buttocks helps to take the strain off your legs and knees.

Sitting with crossed legs can be painful, but if you can sit like this comfortably, it is fine to do so. Do not meditate lying down. Only very advanced practitioners are able to meditate successfully in this position.

What to Focus On When Meditating

It is not necessary to force any thoughts out of your mind during meditation. It is the emptying of thought that makes meditation successful. The focus should be on nirvana (the highest state of spiritual happiness) or the chakras, depending on the type of meditation that is being practiced.

Meditating When Sick or in Pain

Meditation will help alleviate many pains and health issues when practiced regularly. It is not recommended when you are sick with a fever, when you are in pain, or in a great deal of discomfort. You can meditate when you are tired (such as in the morning) or at any other time of the day, as this is perfectly safe.

A Wandering Mind During Meditation

This is very normal. Do not be concerned if your mind wanders. In fact, your mind will wander many times during meditation. When this happens, bring yourself back to the present moment by focusing on the object of meditation once again.

If your mind wanders continually and you find it difficult to focus, then it is time to take a break from meditation.

How Long to Meditate

It is recommended that you meditate for at least 20 minutes. Meditating for longer amounts of time will allow you to achieve deeper states of awareness and release more negative emotional energies.

But if 20 minutes is too long, try meditating for ten to 15 minutes and gradually work your way up to longer periods of time.

Can You Become Addicted to Meditation?

There is a possibility that you might become addicted to meditation, especially if you practice regularly. However, this is not necessarily a negative thing. Meditation will not bring you any harm, and it will also help you to stay on the path of spiritual development. Do not worry about becoming addicted. The more you meditate, the better your life will become.

Falling Asleep During Meditation

If you fall asleep while meditating, it does not mean that your meditation is a failure. In fact, pleasant sleep during meditation is one of the benefits of this practice. Just get up after you wake up naturally, and start your meditation again. This time, try your best not to fall asleep.

The Benefits of Having Your Own Meditation Space

By having your own personal meditation space in your home, you will be more likely to meditate throughout the day. This in itself can be highly beneficial, especially if you have a specific goal that you’re trying to reach. Be sure to follow the instructions above, and you will make the most of your routine in your meditation space.