Many of us reach a time in our lives where stress gets the better of us and we may not know what to do or how we can calm ourselves down.
The good news is that meditation can do the world of good and train you to filter out your negative emotions and become relaxed with yourself.
Once you decide you want to start meditating, you might not want to go straight to a class due to possibly being a nervous beginner. Instead, you may opt for trying meditation at home first before taking the next steps of joining a meditation class or group.
To ensure a successful meditation session, we have listed the essentials that should help you find peace and tranquility in your chosen room.
Candles are an excellent option for you if you want to meditate in a room without harsh lighting. You may want to choose to close your blinds, especially if you find it easier to relax in the darkness like we do at bed time. Having candles will be soothing, which is why they are often added around baths to ensure deep relaxation.
Meditation is often done on the floor however, if you have a hard surface, such as a wooden or marble floor that can get cold, you will want to add a comfortable cushion or blanket of your choice to sit on. This means you can stay warm, making it easier for you to relax and drift into your meditation.
Many people find it difficult to relax when they can hear the outside world going on, being busy as usual. That’s why it’s a great idea to choose some relaxing meditation music to get into the peaceful mood. Many people like to listen to drumming music however, it’s important to find what works for you. Even if you want choose some from a playlist off Youtube that helps you, that’s absolutely fine!
If you have experienced a stressful day before you try some meditation, incense sticks could be a brilliant way to relax, especially if the scents as soothing such as chamomile and lavender, which should help clear your airways too, making it easier to do breathing exercises.
Surrounding yourself with nature’s beauty is an incredible way to be encouraged to meditate. Choose your favourite flower and place it in the same room you want to meditate in. Plus the fragrance it gives off will mix wonderfully well with the candles and incense sticks.
Have you decided to start meditating or have you being doing so for years? Let us know about your wonderful experiences with meditation and how it has helped you!