Four ways to make your own meditation nook at home

By Anju T K, Intern Reporter
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Imagine having a space in your house that is designed to heal your mind, body, and spirit. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a specific area dedicated to calm, tranquility, and your mental well-being within (or outside) your home? 

A space where you can disconnect from the stresses of everyday life and connect with greater power? A meditation room will provide you with the opportunity to do just that.

People have been plagued by anxiety and tension as a result of the pandemic. It has also sparked a discussion on mental health. People nowadays aspire to live more meaningful lives, and practicing mindfulness and meditation is one way to do so.

According to Furlenco’s senior director of design, Mr. Keyur Zaveri, it’s critical to create the ideal meditation nook in your home, especially because venturing outside isn’t always the safest option.

Choose your spot

Choose your spot
Choose a location in your home that is free of ambient noise and other appliances, such as your TV or workstation. You can dedicate an entire room to this, or choose a cozy nook where you can comfortably sit or lie down.

Create a mood

Remove any clutter that has accumulated in your area. Creating a unique atmosphere for your meditation space can help you recognize it as yours and yours alone. It becomes easy to maintain the sacredness of the area once you begin to do this. A sleek diwan, with plenty of built-in storage and a display stand you can fill with plants, books, and other décor pieces, is one such piece of furniture that works well in this setting.

Make it comfortable

Certain things provide a unique touch to your chosen corner and serve to remind you of its purpose. When practicing breathing exercises, place comfy cushions and carpets where you can sit or lie down.

You have the option of rolling up the rug and tucking it away with the cushions when you’re finished or leaving the arrangement as is. A small sofa-cum bed could be a great way to do so while still having the freedom to move things around. Use it as a bed, a sofa, or floor seating, depending on your needs.

Include sounds and fragrances

The most tried and true approach to practicing mindfulness is to become aware of your immediate surroundings’ sights, smells, and noises. If it helps to make the environment more attractive, you can add potted plants, dreamcatchers, crystals, beads, or even peaceful artwork. While you meditate, light a few scented candles and listen to relaxing music. Listening to the sounds of nature, such as running water or birds chirping, may also help.

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