Meditation equals rest and relaxation. In most cases anyway, that is the primary reason why anybody practices meditation techniques. I know that is the main reason that I took up meditation in the first place. My life was getting to be too stressful and too complicated at that point, and I needed a way to make it all better. And because of that, stress relief became my main concern, and so began a short search for what would be the perfect stress relief method for me. It was a search that saw me conducting some research on my own, and also asking the people that I thought might know something about it. After searching, all pointed to the direction of meditation, so that’s what I did. It was a decision that has turned out to be one of the best ones I have ever made.
Right from the start, I knew that meditation would make a big difference in my life. As I was doing the meditation techniques, I felt that the stress was gradually lessening, until meditation became an integral part of my life. And because of that, I also endeavored to have a separate room or space that is meant solely for my meditation sessions. That decision was reached the more I got into the practice and it actually became my lifestyle. This meditation room would be located in the quietest part of the house, what used to be my home library. I moved my library to a part of my bedroom, in preparation for the old library to be my meditation room.
Decorating My Meditation Room
Despite the fact that the meditation room is a very personal place, it would still benefit from being decorated. And of course, its overall ambiance would benefit from being filled with objects and items that I myself picked. Since I am the one who’s going to use it anyway, then I am also the best one to take charge of its decorating. Here are a few instructions on how to put up meditation room decor that I learned about.
• The room that would be used for meditation needs to be as free from any distractions as possible. This is one of the most important aspects of choosing a meditation room.
• For the color of the walls, choose those that have a calming effect, such as blue or yellow. There should be no distracting decoration on the walls that can serve to take the attention away from the task at hand, which is meditating.
• Try to use natural lighting as much as possible. Artificial lighting can sometimes cause stress, so going natural would be great, and candles would also be a great option.
• Keeping things simple in the meditation is the best way to go about it. Some candles, perhaps a few plants should be enough. The use of mats is also recommended, although some might prefer meditation chairs.